A perfect necklace for the Summer. A perfect necklace with jeans and shirt. A perfect necklace with a sundress. I love the simplicity of this necklace, a row of white Howlite or as it is also known Magnesite beads, with some light gray webbing; a red Coral rondelle, A royal blue Lapis Lazuli coin and a faceted white Shell Pearl round... that's just it! Happy Independance Day America!
Coral beads have been significant throughout history. People of many cultures thought that red coral provided protection from fire and violence.
Shell Pearls are synthetic or man-made to look and feel like real South Sea Pearls. They are also known as Majorca Pearls. The core of the pearl is of the shell or 'Mother of Pearl' of the south sea oyster. This core is shaped to the required size. To this core is applied and re-applied a mixture of powdered shell, fish scales and oils to create the much sought after pearly luster. After heat treatment and coloring the results are simulated pearls that are more durable, more uniform and much more affordable than the real South Sea Pearl.
Lapis lazuli gets its name from the Latin and Persian (Iranian) words for ‘blue stone’. The color of this gemstone ranges from light blue to deep royal blue. The darker the blue the more valuable the gemstone. It is characterized by glittering specks of golden pyrite and imitation Lapis lazuli lacks the pyrite specks. This stone was associated by ancient Egyptians with deity and royalty, and also motherhood. It is thought to bring peace and cure depression. The best quality Lapis lazuli comes from Afghanistan, where it has been mined for centuries. It is also found in Russia and Colorado, USA.
Length: 18 inches.
Beading Wire: 0.19"/49 strand clear-coated stainless steel professional quality beading wire with silver-fill crimps and crimp covers.
Bead size: 12 mm faceted shell Pearl; 10 mm white Howlite; about 12 x 16 mm Coral nugget; 20 mm Lapis coin.
Earrings:Please email me if interested, additional charge.
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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