I have combine these four vintage ribbed brass beads, with matte finish Carnelian and Wood Opalite beads to create this lovely stretch bangle bracelet. The orange Carnelian beads provide a pop of color to the earthy tones of the Wood Opalite beads.
Carnelian is a translucent Chalcedony with color ranging from light orange to reddish brown. The red color is due to the presence of Iron Oxide. It is commonly found in Brazil, India, Siberia and Germany. Carnelian has been used in jewelry since the Neolithic times. It is associated with the heart and emotional warmth, considered by some to promote courage, confidence and self-motivation. It is the alternate birthstone for July. In Arabic and Oriental cultures, it was thought to protect the wearer from the 'evil eye' of envious persons.
Wood Opalite is petrified wood that has been impregnated with the Silicon Dioxide commonly known as Opal. Wood Opalite occurs in a range of colors, primarily earth tones, including browns, grays, and creams. Petrified wood is created through a process called permineralization, which takes millions of years. When wood becomes buried in earth, decays and is exposed to mineral-rich water, mineral deposits take the place of decaying wood.. Through this process, all organic parts are replaced by minerals, while retaining the color and appearance of wood.
Length: Fits a 7.75 inch wrist. This is the unstretched dimensions. Can be re-sized, please email me.
Bead size: all 10 mm 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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Wood Opalite and Carnelian with Brass Stretch Bangle Bracelet