Talk about unusual and beautiful, the two gemstones I have used to make this necklace were not my usual choice but they certainly are eye-catching! Puffy smooth oval shaped cushions of night sky blue Dumortierite (aka Dumortirite) and luscious reddish brown Muscovite rounds are used to make this asymmetrical necklace. The Dumortierite ovals are separated by Muscovite beads that are highlighted by pairs of brass beads, with small brass spacer beads. The necklace is closed with a round brass-plated Pewter toggle. A pair of Muscovite beads in matching earrings completes the set.
Dumortierite is an attractive blue gemstone with black and brown markings, and named after a French paleontologist. The stone is often mistaken for Lapis Lazuli, but lacks the characteristic pyrite specks. The gemstone is considered a Virgo birthstone, enhancing the wearer's courage and take charge attitude.
Muscovite is a form of MIca and gets its name from Muscovy glass as it was historically used in the Muscovy region of Russia to make glass. The gemstone with its shimmering mica inclusions is considered a Leo birthstone.
Length: 21 inches.
Beading Wire: 0.18"/49 strand clear-coated stainless steel professional quality beading wire with 14K gold-fill crimps and crimp covers.
Bead size: 12 mm rounds; ovals varying from 20 x 25 mm to 25 to 27 mm.
Earrings: slightly less than 1.5 inches from your piercing. The French ear wires are of hypoallergenic Niobium and all other metal components are brass. 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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Photographs by Michael Santerre. Thank you for visiting Sundancegems.