This long necklace is a celebration of Mother Earth, particularly Southwestern USA. I have used square and round coins of SunSet Mookaite. A type of Jasper recently discovered in SW USA! These Jasper beads reflect the muted colors of the southwestern landscape during sunset. I have added hammered Copper coins, gold-plated Pyrite beaded spacers, and for a pop of sparkle faceted red Garnet beads. It has a copper toggle so that the necklace can also be worn wrapped twice around your neck, or many times around your wrist as a stylish bracelet. You will love the colors and the versatility of this eye-catching long necklace. Perfect for your seasonal wardrobe!
Jaspers have been used as ornamental and gemstones from ancient times. They are microcrystalline Quartz in association with a variety of other minerals which give the Jaspers colorful patterns and bands. Jaspers are often named according to its color or patterns. Moukaite or Mookaite Jasper is usually found in Australia, SunSet Mookaite Jasper from the USA is a muted version and the different combinations of clay and iron oxide gives it a wide range of colors, from gray to yellow to red and brown.
Necklace Length: 33 inches.
Beading Wire: 0.19"/49 strand clear-coated stainless steel professional quality beading wire with Copper crimps and crimp covers.
Earrings: almost 2 inches from your piercing, on 14K gold-fill round French ear wires.
Bead size: 12 mm square and round Jasper coins; 10 mm round Jasper beads; 6 mm faceted Garnets; 2 mm round Copper beads, 8 mm gold-plated Pewter spacer beads; 17 mm Copper coins; 3 mm gold-plated faceted Pyrite 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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Red Garnet and Sunset Mookaite with Mixed Metals Necklace and Earrings Set