Do you love the color Orange? The orange beads in this necklace are a choice selection. The darker orange, almost brown Carnelian beads are carved. The barrel and tyre-shaped smooth beads are of orange and white Sardonyx. Some of these beads are beautifully translucent. These large substantial beads are joined together with a string of rod and round gold-plated Pyrite beads. At the round brass toggle hangs a translucent heart bead, and along the necklace a trio of charms... a gold-plated brass heart charm, a small carved Carnelian flower bead, and an intense orange Carnelian rondelle bead. An all season, wear anywhere 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.
Sardonyx is a banded variety of crystalline quartz(chalcedony) with alternating bands of orange Sard and white Onyx. Sard stones were named for the ancient Turkish city named Sardis and is a type of Orange Carnelian that was well known in ancient times. Although black Onyx stone is very prevalent, Onyx comes in a variety of colors and commonly in bands, it occurs in other colors, including white, purple, gray, brown, red, green, yellow and blue. Sardonyx is thought to boost optimism, confidence and mental discipline, and it was used as a talisman for protection in Ancient Egypt.
Length: 20 inches.
Beading Wire: 0.19"/49 strand clear-coated stainless steel professional quality beading wire with 14K gold-filled crimps and crimp covers.
Bead size: 13 mm round carved bead; 14 x 20 mm barrels; 13 x 15 tyre-shaped 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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Orange Carnelian and Sardonyx Heart Charm Necklace