A gloriously earthy lux long stone and chain necklace, features raw luminous multi-color tourmaline beads in shades of green, grey, blue, brown and pink. Accented with faceted pyrite and fine silver nuggets dispersed throughout the design. Knotted on grey silk and draped from sterling silver chain. This necklace makes a great versatile piece for everyday wear and could easily be dressed up as well.
This necklace is one of a kind, you will receive the exact necklace shown in photos.
-Necklace features thirty one raw tourmaline stick beads which are multi-color in shades of green, grey, blue, brown and pink.
-Tourmaline sticks vary in size and are an average width of 3 to 5mm and lengths ranging from 4 to 20mm.
-Eight faceted 3mm pyrite beads and eight faceted 3mm fine silver (95-99% pure silver) nugget beads are dispersed throughout the design as accents to the tourmaline.
-Tourmaline and accents are hand knotted on grey silk and drape from a sterling silver chain.
-Total length of necklace is 29 inches. Knotted stone portion is 15 inches, chain portion is 14 inches.
-A sterling silver and pyrite bead link connects the knotted portion of the necklace to the chain on one side, and finishes on the other side with a matching bead link and small sterling silver spring ring clasp.
-Chain is a 1.5mm sterling silver cable chain. It looks delicate but is quite strong.
Tourmaline is a boron silicate mineral which occurs primarily in metamorphic and igneous rock. It can be found in a wide array of colors and is known as the “world’s most colorful gem”. It is a prismatic crystal and often has striations that parallel the long axis of the crystal. It often displays pleochroism, it’s color can appear different when viewed from different angles. Because of it’s clarity and color, it is one of the most popular gems for jewelry.
Tourmaline is said to be a stone of protection, clearing, vitality and wellbeing.
Pyrite is a metallic iron sulfide mineral, named after the Greek “Pyr” meaning “fire”. It occurs worldwide in igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks. It is usually a brass yellow in color, and because of it’s isometric crystal structure, it often forms in geometric shapes such as cubes, octahedrons, and dodecahedrons.
Pyrite is said to be a stone of prosperity, abundance, good fortune and protection.
ABOUT FINE SILVER
My fine silver beads and components are made completely by hand in the remote mountain area of Northern Thailand by the Karen Hill Tribe. Known and respected for their skill and expert craftsmanship in silver-smithing, and using centuries old techniques, these artisans create pieces of a distinctive style unique to them. Karen Hill Tribe silver pieces are made of a higher purity than 92.5% sterling silver. Because the actual range is 95-99% purity, these pieces are softer, have a whiter color and will not tarnish as readily as sterling silver. Beads may have a visible seam. Sizes and shapes may vary slightly with these handcrafted items. All of my Hill Tribe fine silver is purchased directly from the source using ethical and fair trade practices.
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