These unusual beads in such a pretty color caught my eye, I have never seen anything like it before, beautiful purple Impression Jasper beads in a silver matrix. I have combined there beads with natural faceted Amethyst and US-made, silver-plated Pewter beads to create this one-of-a-kind conversation piece. A pair of matching earrings completes this pretty set.
Impression Jasper is a popular composite stone. Composite stones are considered recycled gemstones and are made from the remnants from the cutting process of other gemstones. These stone remnants are mixed with resin to create new ‘stone’ types that can be turned to beads. Metal inclusions are also added to the composite mix. These composite stones are often dyed. The possibilities of such composite stone combinations are limitless and add value to components that were discarded in the past.
Amethyst is the birthstone for February and Wednesday's stone. Purple Amethyst worn as jewelry keeps the wearer calm, sober and stable, also helping to alleviate anxiety. Europeans consider Amethyst to signify faithful lovers and is a favorite gift to a loved one on St. Valentine's Day.
Length: Necklace 17 inches.
Beading Wire: 0.19"/49 strand clear-coated stainless steel professional quality beading wire with silver-filled crimps, crimp guards and crimp covers.
Bead size: 8 mm Impression Jasper beads; 6 mm faceted Amethyst beads.
Earrings: About 1 and 7/8th inches from your piercings on silver-filled lever backs.
Silver filled products are comprised of 10% silver, the silver is mechanically bonded to a brass core for a sturdy structure and is resistant to tarnishing.
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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