For more than 30 years, our Israeli designer, Avi Soffer, has been creating unique, eye-catching works of wearable art. For this striking Smokey quartz necklace, our artisan entwines strands of faceted quartz and cream-colored fresh water pearls joined by an elegant sterling silver pendant. Each sterling silver pendant features a teardrop-shaped Smokey quartz crystal that is faceted for added brilliance. As an apprentice to jewelry makers in Israel and Denmark, Avi developed a decidedly international perspective on design and life. Throughout his career, he has used and shared his talents to help others, mentoring new artisans as well as employing people with disabilities in his workshop. An avid supporter of human rights causes, he participates in empowerment programs for Arab women in Israel, and volunteers at a refugee center for African women in Tel Aviv, bringing the same passion to helping his community as he does to jewelry design. Our Smokey quartz necklace is masterfully handcrafted exclusively for Uno Ala Volta, from the hearts and hands of artisans. No two are exactly alike. Necklace measures 17 in. long with a 2.75 in. long pendant and lobster clasp.