This simple but striking necklace is made by stringing together beautifully aged and weathered graduated Carnelian pebbles. I have highlighted these pebbles with gold-plated Pyrite faceted rondelles and small round beads. A pair of matching earrings completes the set. Perfect for Summer, perfect for layering with other necklaces, and perfect as a wear-all-the-time, my favorite necklace!
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.
Length: 20 inches. Closure with a gold-plated Pewter hook and eye clasp.
Earrings: Slightly longer than 1.5 inches from your piercing, dangling on 14K gold-fill earwires. All ear wires from Sundancegems come with a clear medical grade PVC ear clutch or stopper. These fit snug on the ear wire, and prevent you from loosing your earrings.
Beading Wire: 0.14"/49 strand clear-coated stainless steel professional quality beading wire with gold-fill crimps and crimp covers.
Bead size: Carnelian pebbles range from 9 x 10 mm to 10 mm x 13 mm pebbles.
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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Graduated Carnelian Pebbles Necklace and Earrings Set