This beautiful necklace is filled with 8 and 10mm, faceted, morganite gemstones. The 8mm beads are roundel shaped. The lampwork beads that I used in the center, are all handpainted. Four of these beads are white with the pink breast cancer support symbols all around the bead. Some are made by Murano. One has raised flowers all around. The 6 and 10mm, shiny spacers are sterling silver over copper. The lampwork beads have sterling silver lampwork cores. This necklace is 18 inches long. It is finished with a lock and key toggle clasp. The matching earrings are made with 8 and 10mm, Morganite beads. The earring tops are sterling silver "fish hook" style earwires. They are about 1 1/2 inch long. Morganite, also known as "pink beryl", "rose beryl", "pink emerald", and "cesian (or caesian) beryl", is a rare light pink to rose-colored gem-quality variety of beryl. Orange/yellow varieties of morganite can also be found, and color banding is common. It can be routinely heat treated to remove patches of yellow and is occasionally treated by irradiation to improve its color. The pink color of morganite is attributed to Mn2+ ions.
Pink beryl of fine color and good size was first discovered on an island on the coast of Madagascar in 1910. It was also known, with other gemstone minerals, such as tourmaline and kunzite, at Pala, California. In December 1910, the New York Academy of Sciences named the pink variety of beryl "morganite" after financier J. P. Morgan.
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