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Price: AU$ 299 (free worldwide shipping)
This necklace is, like all of our other pieces, a one-off design, intended for a woman that appreciates individuality and commitment to quality. The beads for this substantial necklace have been collected all over the world and put together to create a piece of strong contrast. The piece contains amongst other these semi-precious beads:
- The focal points of this necklace is a thinly sliced warm yellow Agate Geode from Brazil
- Lava beads from Indonesia. Lava beads start life as molten rock of over 1,000 degrees Celsius Because of the air entrapped in the flowing lava these eye-catching beads are surprisingly light.
- Fossilized Crinoids – early stalked relatives of feather stars sometimes called water lilies that lived in the world’s ocean since the Ordovician period 490 million years ago. Because their stalk is made from calcareous material and the ocean sediment is an ideal environment for Crinoids to become fossilized, every circle on the grey coloured bead represents a perfect cross-section through one animal. These beads were sourced in Hong Kong.
- Tiny Shark vertebrae, collected from a beach in Tunisia, North Africa. Shark vertebrae have been used in jewellery all over the world from Africa, to Hawaii or New Zealand.
- Cross Biwa pearls and button Pearls, produced by the freshwater triangle mussel (Hyriopsis cumingii) near Shanghai, China. The beads are produced by grafting tissue of foreign mussels into the triangle mussel, which responds to this intrusion of foreign protein by producing the lustrous nacre bead.
- A fossilized Ammonite, perhaps the most widely known fossil with an eye-catching ribbed spiral-form shell, is a long extinct mollusk relative of Octopus and Nautilus.
These creatures lived in the seas between 240 – 65 million years ago, when they became extinct along with the dinosaurs. While the name ‘ammonite’ originates from the Greek Ram-horned god called Ammon these have actually been sourced from Hong Kong.
- Rings made of iridescent Mother of Pearl from Mollusk Aquaculture in China. Mother of pearl consists of hard but brittle aragonite and is supplemented by the mollusks with an organic material similar to silk. The result is the strong, flexible material which can withstand hard use and which looks simply stunning.
- Two different types of agate are part of this necklace: weathered Agate (matte yellow) and natural crazy lace Agate (square) from Brazil
- Dalmatian Jasper (black spotted rectangles) from India. Jasper, which belongs to the Quartz family is one of the oldest known gemstones, and was very popular in ancient times. It has been written about in very early Greek, Hebrew, Assyrian, Persian and Latin publications, as well as the Bible.
- Sterling silver plated and Tibetan silver beads sourced from South Korea