Mother Nature decided to create a Jasper that looked like Turquoise, and it looks absolutely like the real thing, just gorgeous! I have used rice shaped beads of African Turquoise Jasper, highlighted them with golden bead caps for this bracelet. Between these blue-green and black beads, I added small rings of black Onyx which encircle a golden Pyrite bead and the result was this thing of beauty! You will receive a pair of earrings to wear with this one-of-a-kind bracelet.
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. As the name suggests African Turquoise Jasper is mined in Africa and is easily mistaken for Turquoise because of the blue green coloring and black markings.
Black Onyx is a black microcrystalline quartz. It is thought to provide spiritual inspiration, and allow the control of emotions and reduce stress in the wearer. It is the alternate birthstone for the month of February, and the anniversary gemstone for the 10th year of marriage.
14K Gold-Filled (14K GF) beads are made by bonding a layer of 14K gold with high pressure and heat to base metal and then shaped as desired. Industry standard requires that the quantity of gold be at least 1/20th of the total weight and the Karat measurement must be marked.
Length: 8 inches: should fit a 7 to 7.5 inch wrist.
Beading Wire: 0.19"/49 strand clear-coated stainless steel professional quality beading wire with 14K gold-fill crimps and crimp covers.
Bead size: 8 x 15 mm Jasper beads; 7 mm Onyx rings.
Clasp: Ornate toggle of lead-free gold-plated Pewter.
Earrings: 1 and 5/8th inches from your piercing, on 14K gold-fill ear wires. 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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