Gorgeous and earthy, these graduated smooth round beads of colorful Red Creek Jasper (also often called Picasso Jasper) are highlighted by two rectangular hand made repousse brass beads, handmade by Tibetan artisans in Nepal. Each hand made bead is distinct with slight imperfections, why? because they are hand made by artisans using techniques handed down over generations. This pair of brass beads have an embossed lotus flower patterned on each side. Small gold-plated lead-free Pewter spacers separate and highlight the larger Jasper beads in the front of the necklace. The golden brass complements the rich colors of the Jasper beads. Matching earrings completes the set. Lovely!
Jaspers have been used as ornamental and gemstones from ancient times. Jasper is one of the stones for Virgo and is the mystical birthstone for October. They are microcrystalline Quartz in association with a variety of other minerals and organic material, which give the Jaspers colorful patterns and bands. Jaspers, affectionately known as 'petrified mud' are often named according to its color or patterns, often resembling landscapes. Red Creek Jasper is named after the Red Creek that runs through the area where it was found in China.
Length: 20 inches.
Beading Wire: 0.19"/49 strand clear-coated stainless steel professional quality beading wire with 14 K gold fill crimps and crimp covers.
Bead size: varies from 6 mm to 16 mm (0.25 to 0.6 inches); 17 x 26 mm (0.6 x 1 inch) rectangular brass bead.
Clasp: Brass toggle patterned with flowers and leaves.
Earrings: 2. 75 inches from your piercing. French ear hooks are of 14 K gold fill. 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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