Yellow Fossil Coral, Moukaite Jasper, Freshwater Pearl and Enamel Long NecklaceYellow Fossil Coral, Moukaite Jasper, Freshwater Pearl and Enamel Long NecklaceYellow Fossil Coral, Moukaite Jasper, Freshwater Pearl and Enamel Long NecklaceYellow Fossil Coral, Moukaite Jasper, Freshwater Pearl and Enamel Long NecklaceYellow Fossil Coral, Moukaite Jasper, Freshwater Pearl and Enamel Long Necklace

You will love the variety of gemstone beads in this necklace, the shades of yellow and gold, and the hidden gem! The main attraction are the enamel Cloisonne flower beads in maroon and gold. On either side of them are bronze colored, cultured, freshwater pearls and faceted yellow Moukaite Jasper beads. The flowers are flanked by long, oval beads of Fossil Coral. These beads are spectacular, with their embedded fossil coral flowers in shades ranging from yellow to gold. The long beads are connected by different sizes of round, smooth yellow Moukaite. Ah yes, the hidden gem.... all the beads in the necklace are connected by tiny, faceted Orange Garnet beads. There is no clasp, the necklace is worn as a long, single strand. At one end is a larger round Fossil Coral bead that can be positioned behind the neck, in front or at the side. OOAK!

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. Mookaite Jasper is found in only in Western Australia and named after the Mooka Creek where it is mined. The different combinations of minerals, clay and iron oxide gives it a wide range of distinct colors, from white to mustard yellow to brick red and mauve.

Enameled Cloisonné beads are handcrafted in China, where artisans begin with a copper base, create patterns by soldering brass wire in cells. Enamel paint is filled in the patterns and fired to permanently fix the colors. The painting and firing process can be repeated as many as four times. The bead is then smoothed and polished, and the exposed brass wire edges are gold or silver plated.

Fossil Coral or Agatized Coral is ancient Coral, in which the dead Coral has been replaced over time with Agate, which is a fine crystalline quartz material. The 'flower' patterns of the original living coral polyps remain intact and provide wonderful patterns to the Agatized material. They usually come in yellow, white, brown and gray color, but also occasionally in red. In the USA, Agatized Coral can be found in Georgia and Florida.

Pearls are thought to represent innocence and integrity. A favorite with brides. It is the birthstone for June. Cultured Pearls are formed in both marine and freshwater bivalve mollusks (oysters, mussels, etc.) when irritating ‘foreign’ substances become trapped within the folds of the bivalve’s mantle. Not all such ‘pearls’ can be used for jewelry. Natural pearls are formed without any human intervention and are quite rare and hence very valuable. Cultured pearls are mass-produced in a ‘pearl farm’ where humans introduce the irritating substance into the mollusks to create the pearl. Most freshwater pearls are cultured pearls formed within mussels.

Garnets are a very popular gemstone and is the birthstone for the month of January. Garnets come in all colors but blue, the red variety being the most popular. Smaller sized Garnets are common, and larger sized stones are rarer and have more value. Giving the gift of Garnets is thought to bring good luck to the receiver by increasing their sense of security and self-esteem. It is also the gemstone to celebrate the 18th wedding anniversary.

Length: 43 inches

Beading Wire: 0.19"/49 strand clear-coated stainless steel professional quality beading wire with gold-filled crimps, crimps and crimp covers.

Bead size: 10x30 mm Fossil Coral ovals; 10, 8, and 6 mm round Moukaite Jasper beads; 6 mm freshwater pearls; 7 x 15 mm enamel flowers.

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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Photographs by Michael Santerre.
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ITEM ID
RMS5186
COLOR
Beige, Bronze, Champagne, Coral, Cream, Gold, Orange, Yellow
ITEM TYPE
Contemporary
STYLE
OOAK One-of-a-Kind
TYPE
Artisan
ITEM SIZE
43 inches
STONE
Coral, Garnet, Jasper, Freshwater Pearl

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