This collection features a mixture of different black and white stones. Each is a natural stone with exquisite beauty.
Long 5 Strand Necklace:
This piece was created using fine cut and ground marble for the 5 strands. The marble is accented with splashes of mystic black quartz and tiny sterling beads. For the upper part of the necklace we have used howlite, onyx and onyx beads that have been inlaid with Australian opal.
Howlite is naturally white and often has a dark gray or black matrix. It can be mislabeled as white turquoise or buffalo turquoise but buffalo is calcite and Howlite is a borate mineral, which is mined in Canada and parts of the Northern U.S. Since howlite is porous it is easily dyed to imitate turquoise or coral but its natural state is white or a soft creamy color.
White howlite does pair well with Buffalo turquoise and we put the two together in the pendant necklace of this set.
Stones: Marble, Howlite, Onyx and Onyx inlaid with Australian Opal.
Number of Strands: 5
Length of Necklace: 31 3/4"
Weight: 100.2 grams
This exceptional necklace was created using and Extra Large pendent made by renowned artist Mary Ann Spencer. Mary Ann Spencer became silversmith at 13 years of age. Growing up in Gallop NM she was surrounded by artist her entire life and grew to have a passion for the art which you can clearly see in her work. Mary Ann not only learned from those around her but took classes honing her trade and become a "Master Craftsman". Her work is to perfection and highly sought after by collectors and southwest jewelry enthusiast alike.
For this pendent Mary Ann used a large beautiful piece of White Buffalo and accented it with outstanding silver work. Then we added black onyx beads accented with white howlite and large 8 and 10mm southwestern stamped sterling beads. Then to give it that over the top piazza the pendent deserved we added black onyx beads inlaid with Australian Opal. The chain is beautiful enough to be worn also or is just spectacular with the extra large pendent.
Stones: White Buffalo, White Howlite, Onyx, Onyx inlaid with Australian Opal.
Pendent Size: 3 1/4" by 1 7/8" with the bail, 2 1/2" by 1 7/8" without the bail
Pendent Weight: 31 grams
Size of Inlaid Beads: 9-10mm
Necklace Length: 21" to 22 1/2" with extender
Overall Weight: 99.5 grams
We have completed this set with shorter necklace using the same stone; Howlite, Onyx and inlaid Australian Opal. With it black and white color and casual style it will be you go to piece for everyday ware or paired with the other two necklace it will dazzle all who behold it.
Stones: Howlite, Onyx and Onyx inlaid with Australian Opal.
Length of Necklace: 17" with attached 3" extender
Weight: 65 grams
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