If you like bold and beautiful necklaces? If you like head turning, talk-of-the town necklaces?If you like chunky necklaces? Then this necklace is the one for you. A delicately carved Turquoise, pill-box bead contrasts beautifully with multi-colored faceted polished slabs of Fancy Jasper. Absolutely stunning! You will love it! The beads are separated by Copper-plated pyrite rondelles and closure is with a sturdy trigger clasp. The term pill box is used to describe the bead and it is not an actual pill box.
Turquoise is associated with gods and goddesses of many ancient cultures from China, the Middle East, and the Americas. It was worn by Pharoahs and Aztec Kings. Native Americans used the stone symbolizing the sea and sky coming together, to bless warriors and hunters. Turquoise is thought to attract prosperity and success, enhance creativity and communication. Turquoise is the alternate birthstone for December. Almost all turquoise has been treated with a transparent resin in order to stabilize it, as it is a fragile stone in an untreated state.
Jaspers have been used as ornamental and gemstones from ancient times. They are microcrystalline Quartz in association with a variety of other minerals which give the Jaspers colorful patterns and bands. Jaspers are often named according to its color or patterns.
Length: 18 inches.
Beading Wire: 0.19"/49 strand clear-coated stainless steel professional quality beading wire with copper crimps and crimp covers.
Bead size: Jasper slabs vary from 26 mm to 42 mm (1 to 1.6 inches); pill box 31.2 mm (1.2 inches) diameter. The necklace weighs 160 grams or 5.6 ozs.
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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