The colors of these beads are sure take your breath away! I have combined gorgeous purple Amethyst beads in various shapes and forms with bright orange Sardonyx beads to create this asymmetric beauty. The Amethyst beads range from the small faceted to large smooth nugget. While the Sardonyx are in smooth barrel and rondelles shapes. All the beads are separated by little round sterling silver beads. Closure is with a square sterling silver toggle clasp with geometric patterns.
Amethyst is the birthstone for February and Wednesday's stone. Purple Amethyst worn as jewelry keeps the wearer calm, sober and stable, also helping to alleviate anxiety. Europeans consider Amethyst to signify faithful lovers and is a favorite gift to a loved one on St. Valentine's Day. Chevron or Dog tooth Amethyst has inclusion of white bands of calcite, found mainly in Africa and S. America. The white bands convey a special beauty to the dark Amethyst and are laid down in chevron or dog tooth patterns.
Sardonyx is a variety of crystalline quartz. Also known as sardian onyx it is a blend of sard (shades of red) and onyx. The name of this stone is of course the combination of the names of two other healing stones, onyx and sard. Sardonyx is mainly found in Brazil. It is thought to be a stone of strength and protection.
Length: 19 inches.
Beading Wire: 0.19"/49 strand clear-coated stainless steel professional quality beading wire with sterling silver crimps and crimp covers.
Bead size: Amethyst: 6 and12 mm rounds, 16 x 26 mm nugget, 7 x 12 and 9 x 16 mm rondelles; Sardonyx: 11 x 16 mm and 14 x 17 mm. 2 and 3 mm sterling silver rounds.
Earrings: Can be made to order, please email me. Will be a nominal additional cost.
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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