The Find: a jagged crystal necklace for geologists (possibly?), or women who like to stand out
Five by Two is a jewellery line designed in Fresno, California, located in the middle of the San Joaquin Valley, miles away from the centre of entertainment and the Peach Pit After Dark. The valley is known as the “Salad Bowl” and grows some of the country’s best produce, but this contrasts with fields of pump jacks sucking crude oil from the earth. Before even knowing the designer’s back story, we were drawn to this necklace because it boasted oil slick colouration and wildly jagged corners—not exactly the prettiest, but certainly striking. We just think it’s nice to look at, but apparently—and we’re not saying we believe it—the crystals also have healing properties. The Peacock Ore, for example, is made of chalcopyrite crystals, which are said to be helpful in removing energy blockages, chakra cleansing and reducing inflammation. But we’re not doctors. $145.
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