Beautiful, earthy heishi beads of Red Creek Jasper and alternated with rose-gold-plated cubes of brass to create this bracelet. At the toggle hung three charms, one a Maltese cross of Red Creek Jasper, one a faceted wine-red nugget of Garnet and third a carved flower bead of Goldstone. The colors of this bracelet are perfect for the fall and winter wardrobe.
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.
Garnets are a very popular gemstone and is the birthstone for the month of January. Garnets come in all colors but blue, the red variety being the most popular. Smaller sized Garnets are common, and larger sized stones are rarer and have more value. Giving the gift of Garnets is thought to bring good luck to the receiver by increasing their sense of security and self-esteem. It is also the gemstone to celebrate the 18th wedding anniversary.
Goldstone is a synthetic gemstone, with specks of Copper suspended in a glass matrix.
Length: 7.5 inches. Guide to sizing Bracelets: Using a measuring tape, measure snugly (not too tight) around the wrist just below the wrist bone. For adults add 3/4th to 1 inch to above measurement to determine the bracelet length. This is the length given above.
Beading Wire: 0.19"/49 strand professional quality beading wire with rose gold plated crimps, and crimp covers.
Bead size: 6 x 10 mm Jasper heishis; 2.5 mm rose-gold plated cubes; 22 mm Maltese cross; 11 x 12 mm Garnet nugget; 10 mm carved flower.
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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