If you love awesome natural gemstones like I do, then you should take a good look at this necklace. The necklace is made of some gorgeous green and red round beads of Seftonite, also known as African Bloodstone or Heliotrope. The smooth round beads are of substantial size and meant for those of you who like to turn heads! To contrast and highlight the smooth round beads, I have placed a rectangular brass repousse bead, hand made by Tibetan artisans in Nepal, asymmetrically to one side of the necklace. A stunning necklace made from stunning beads!
Bloodstone is Chalcedony Quartz, and is also known as Heliotrope. It is a shiny dark green Chalcedony with inclusions of red jasper. Associated with this gemstone is a legend that the red denotes the blood drops from Jesus Christ as he hung crucified on the cross at Calvery. It is also the alternate birthstone for the month of March. The gemstone is mined in Africa, India and Australia.
Length: Necklace 19.5 inches.
Beading Wire: 0.19"/49 strand clear-coated stainless steel professional quality beading wire with 14K gold-fill crimps and crimp covers.
Bead size: 16 x 28 mm ( 0.6 x 1 inch)Tibetan bead and 18 mm (0.7 inch) round beads.
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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