Squares of Carnelian ranging in color from Fiery orange/red to sunshine yellow have been used to create this OOAK bracelet. The hand-faceted Carnelian squares are arranged in graduating color sequence with a shiny Citrine square sparkling at one end of the bracelet. The squares are separated by tiny faceted gold-plated Pyrite beads and closure is with a gold-plated Pewter 'Sun' toggle.
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.
Citrine is a warm and energizing beautiful yellow stone, named after the French word for lemon ‘citron’. It is a variety of Quartz, the varying shades of yellow formed due to varying levels of iron and exposure to heat. Citrine is the birthstone for November and the wedding anniversary stone for the 17th year.
Length: 7.25 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. If you would like the bracelet re-sized, please email me.
Beading Wire: 0.19"/49 strand professional quality beading wire with 14k gold-filled crimps, and crimp covers. 14 karat Gold-Filled (14K GF) beads are made by bonding a layer of 14 karat 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.
Bead size: 8 mm Carnelian squares and 7 mm Citrine square.
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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