Zodiac is all about and inspired by YOU! You are my surrogate social media family and often without realizing it you add so much light in the darkness for me. You are the stars in my sky. Zodiac is also one of my most popular a most requested designs. It features a starry sky with a traditional Zodiac wheel. Each astrology sign is paired with its matching element symbol. The term “Zodiac” loosely translates to “circle of little animals” and was used by ancient Babylonian astronomers as a sort of astrological calendar. Greek philosopher, Ptolemy, would later adapt the ancient map into what would become the Zodiac wheel we known in modern times. Ptolemy clearly explained the theoretical basis of the western zodiac as being a tropical coordinate system, by which the zodiac is aligned to the equinoxes and solstices, rather than the visible constellations that bear the same names as the zodiac signs. We use this collection of ancient horoscopes to this day!
The Mini Queen is a style designed with size in mind! I get tons of requests for a miniature version of my signature crystal rollerballs so this style was specifically made for you. All the beauty of a crystal packed into the smallest rollerball possible, Mini Queens are full of intricate detail. Just in case you’re wondering, this new style is fully interchangeable with any Bead and Bones bottles should you wish to upsize just a little!
The Crystal featured on this Rollerball Necklace is Amethyst. Crystals and stones found within my collections are gem-quality specimens curated by artisanal lapidaries and family operated mines. These crystals were curated especially for my rollerball necklaces.
Amethyst is the most valuable crystal in the quartz family. Amethyst gets its purple color from iron oxide in the quartz, and it has more iron than any other type of quartz. After the stone crystalizes, radioactive gamma rays from deep inside the earth irradiate the iron, turning it purple. (These formations happened millions of years ago, Amethyst is not radioactive). Amethyst was once called the “Gem of Fire” in ancient times because it was thought to contain the fire energy from the belly of the earth, an energy that is creative, passionate, and spiritual. In a way, the ancients were correct! In the metaphysical world, Amethyst connects with the Divine. It is thought the deeper the hue, the higher the iron content, the stronger the connection. This connection is what makes Amethyst the ideal stone for creatives, often even being called the Artist’s Stone.
Rollerball Necklaces are customizable in length and coupled with a sterling silver chain. Chains feature a .925 diamond cut. Full Metal Rollerball Necklaces come with a 2ml bottle wrapped in solid silver. Necklaces arrive with a roller since oils are the most common use, but are entirely optional and can be sealed with anything of your choosing! Necklaces are further customizable by removing the roller from the bottle and many customers have opted to use their necklaces for keepsakes, specimens, or memorials. Bottles are shown with an inert carrier, but essential oils are not included. Rollerball necklaces are refillable and coupled with a refill/care kit. If you would like to purchase more bottles in other sizes or colors find glass bottles here or consider adding extra crystal energy with a gemstone roller bottle here. Full Metal pieces are interchangeable with any bottle or necklace from Bead and Bones.