Feminine and rather pretty is how I would describe this necklace.
A natural, lustrous blue chalcedony Bi disc (1 ¼ inches across by 4.7 mm deep) inspires the rest of the necklace. The Bi disc is a symbol of harmony and long life. But it can also be an emblem for the universal source of energy, known as "Chi".
Three 4mm silver beads are followed by two rose coloured natural rhodonite beads
(8.5 mm), and two faceted nuggets (11 mm) of natural, sky blue chalcedony.
Four natural moonstone beads (10 mm) on either side of the necklace, flank two, hand blown rose-coloured glass leaves (17.5 mm x 34.8 mm x 5 mm deep), made by Japanese artists.
The rhodonite and chalcedony beads continue the pattern.
Rhodonite is a manganese chain silicate which usually creates rosey pink colours.
Chalcedony is a microcystaline quartz with a lustrous, waxy surface. At its best it comes in a violet blue colour.
Moonstone belongs to the feldspar group of minerals. But more interestingly, its colour is said to resemble the shimmer of moonlight. It also is an emblem of love.
I have then knotted the silk/polyester cord with the traditional Chinese "flat knot" as well as the "button knot". This is not only a classical Chinese technique, but it lightens the necklace and makes it quite comfortable to wear. It also sets off the design.
I have used a silver toggle clasp. Toggle clasps are easy to use and secure. My silver name label is attached at the clasp.
The necklace comes, like all my necklaces, with its own colour co-ordinated silk brocaded pouch bag, made by a Shanghai tailor.
The necklace is 17 inches long (43 cm) with a 1 ½ inch pendant drop (4 cm)
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