These beads are gorgeous! There is nothing more to say about this unique necklace, except that I added only the minimal of distractions to create this beauty. The large faceted A++ grade red Agatized or Fossil Coral beads are highlighted by Vermeil spacers and alternated with round beads of the same kind. Wonderful with any wardrobe.
Fossil Coral or Agatized Coral is ancient Coral, in which the dead Coral has been replaced over time with Agate, which is a fine crystalline quartz material. The 'flower' patterns of the original living coral polyps remain intact and provide wonderful patterns to the Agatized material. They usually come in yellow, white, brown and gray color, but also occasionally in red. In the USA, Agatized Coral can be found in Georgia and Florida. In fact Agatized Coral is the official gemstone of Florida.
14K Gold-Filled (14K GF) beads are made by bonding a layer of 14K gold with high pressure and heat to base metal and then shaped as desired. Industry standard requires that the quantity of gold be at least 1/20th of the total weight and the Karat measurement must be marked.
Vermeil is sterling silver heavily electroplated with 22K gold.
Length: 23.5 inches.
Beading Wire: 0.19"/49 strand clear-coated stainless steel professional quality beading wire with 14K gold-filled crimps, crimp covers and gold tone wire guards.
Bead size: 10 mm rounds; 22 x 30 mm (7/8th x 1.25 inch) faceted ovals.
Clasp: large round 14 K Gold-fill toggle clasp.
Earrings: 1 and 3/8 inches long, the geometric ear hooks and all other metal components are of 14K GF. All ear wires from Sundancegems come with a clear medical grade PVC ear clutch or stopper. These fit snug on the ear wire, and prevent you from loosing your earrings.
Care: Clean with soft fabric, or non-abrasive polishing cloth. Avoid direct contact with perfumes, hairspray, and deodorants. Jewelry should be worn after application of cosmetics. Store wrapped in soft fabric or sealed in plastic bag.
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