Rustic African Turquoise Nugget, Smoky Quartz Brass 21 inch Necklace
Tantalizing African turquoise nuggets have an awesome rustic appeal and are the stars in this handmade gemstone necklace. Lovely shades of seafoam green and bluish- green thread their way among the warm bronze brown matrix within these stones. While this lovely gemstone is sold on the market under the name of African turquoise, it is actually a type of jasper found in Africa. Because it's matrix is so similar to turquoise it is often falsely sold on the market as genuine turquoise. While turquoise can be extremely expensive, African turquoise can give you the look without the outrageous cost. In addition, African turquoise is a harder gemstone than turquoise. To add a touch of sparkle and light, faceted smokey quartz rounds are artfully placed among the rustic gemstones. Smoky quartz is a natural higher-end quartz that can range in color from a gray-brown to almost black. These smoky quartz rounds are very light brown in color. Small antique brass metal rounds are also used to enhance the rustic appeal. The necklace is finished off with Russian gold twisted tornado crimps and antique brass wire guardians to protect the beading wire from wear. For the closure I opted to use a simply designed antique brass TierraCast Anna toggle closure. TierraCast products are produced in the United States are have a strong reputation for the quality of their jewelry findings.
The overall length of this necklace is 21 inches or approximately 53 cm in length. BONUS: A complimentary pair of matching African turquoise nugget earrings will be included at no extra cost. The nuggets will dangle from hypoallergenic antique brass leverback earrings.
African turquoise has been called the Stone of Evolution. Said to bring encouragement for growth, development and positive change within life itself. African turquoise opens the mind to new ideas, new possibilities and new existence. It is a stone that brings structure, balance and prosperity where it is due. African Turquoise is a stone that hands over a key to new life with its offerings. This is a stone that awakens the soul to its intended purpose, encouraging the being to make positive impression while gaining and giving positive wisdom. Associated with the third eye or throat chakra.
Smoky quartz is a very protective and grounding stone. It brings physical and psychic protection. It is also an excellent stone for protection from negative energy, as It removes negativity and negative energy of any kind and transforms them to positive energy. Smoky quartz is associated with the root or base chakra.
* 18 x 24 mm African turquoise freeform nuggets
* 8 mm faceted smoky quartz crystals
* 3 mm antique brass metal rounds
* 20 mm TierraCast antique brass Anna toggle
* .024 Russian gold twisted torando crimps by Via Murano
* .024 antique brass wire guardians
* .024 Soft Flex bronze professional beading wire
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All of my sterling silver earrings are pure .925 sterling silver ear wires, posts or leverbacks. I also use silver-filled ear wires by TierraCast. The colored ear wires are either copper, brass or Niobium. The findings used are either .925 sterling silver, silver-plated brass, copper or pewter. I have been assured by my supplier that they are lead & nickel free. Most are made in the USA by TierraCast.
NOTE: Any crystals, such as the Swarovski or Preciosa, contain small amounts of lead which is not harmful.
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