Five blue Turquoise nuggets are the focus of this necklace. These beads are natural stabilized Turquoise nuggets from the Hubei Province of China. I have added a Coral nugget to one side of the necklace for a burst of red color. These beads are highlighted and separated by flowered silver spacers from Bali, Indonesia. The rest of the necklace is made of melon shaped black Agate beads, black Onyx spacers and round beads. A large round flower toggle completes this eye-catching necklace. A pair of matching earrings completes the set.
Turquoise is associated with gods and goddesses of many ancient cultures from China, the Middle East, and the Americas. It was worn by Pharaohs 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. China historically has been a significant source of good quality Turquoise, and are normally stabilized with clear epoxy to harden and seal the gemstone.
Coral beads have played a significant part in jewelry throughout history. People of many cultures thought that red coral provided protection from fire and violence.
Agates are very fine crystalline quartz and are very durable semi-precious gemstones. Since Agate is laid down by nature in layers, they are often found in creatively striped. Agates are found all over the world and since ancient times have been considered a powerful healing stone, often worn as a talisman or amulet. Generally associated with courage, prudence and strength of emotion. It is the stone for the Zodiac sign of Gemini, and also for the 12th and 14th wedding anniversary.
Length: 17.5 inches. Can be made longer to suit individual, please email me.
Beading Wire: 0.19"/49 strand clear-coated stainless steel professional quality beading wire with sterling silver crimps, crimp covers and wire guards.
Bead size: 11 x 14 mm to 20 x 24 mm Turquoise nuggets ; 15 mm round Coral nugget; 10 mm Agate melon beads; 9 mm Onyx rounds; 8 mm Onyx faceted bead.
Clasp: Large silver-plated Pewter toggle clasp.
Earrings: 1.5 inches from the ear piercing, on sterling silver ear wires.
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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