Chunky Ruby White Banded Agate Handmade Gemstone 20.5 inch Necklace
Chunky round agate gemstones of white banded agate in varying shades of ruby, raspberry and grape. I call this "It's the Berries" as it represents the rich and colorful shades of summer berries in a classic design. To begin I selected large ruby lined agate gemstones which display natural white bands of color. Each stone is unique in it's banding and no two are alike. Some of the stones are transparent with light banding and others are such a dark, deep shade where the banding is almost invisible. In between the larger agates I placed smaller ruby lined agate round gemstones. Pewter floral beadcaps and pewter melon beads are spaced throughout. The necklace is finished off with twisted tornado crimps by Via Murano and sterling silver wire guards to protect the wire from wear and adding longevity to the necklace. The beading wire is produced by Soft Flex and is professional strength utilizing 49 micro strands of wire twisted together for strength. The closure is an antique silver beaded toggle produced by TierraCast. Soft Flex, Via Murano and TierraCast are all companies that are U.S. based.
The overall length of this necklace is 20.5 inches or 52 centimeters and will come with a complimentary jewelry pouch for storage or gift-giving. As an added bonus, I will include a simple pair of earring using the same agate stones. The earrings will be on sterling silver-filled ear wires produced by TierraCast. I invite you to view the photos on the left of the main picture to see more images of these lovely stones.
Agate is believed to discern truth, accept circumstances, and is a powerful emotional healer. Legend says that Agate improves memory and concentration, increases stamina and encourages honesty. Agate is said to be particularly beneficial to people born under the sign of Gemini as it helps them to remain calm and focused. It is believed to prevent insomnia and insure pleasant dreams, to enhance personal courage and protect one against danger. Agate provides a calming influence, improves perception, concentration and helps to develop and increase one's analytical talents.
Caring for your necklace: To enjoy your jewelry for many years takes some care. Most stones are quite strong, but try to avoid dropping or banging your jewelry against hard objects as the stones can crack or break. Don't leave your jewelry in direct sunlight. Store your jewelry as you would any delicate item. Storing in the original box is good, or in a jewelry box. Don't let items bang into each other. Personally, I make a loose coil of my necklaces and keep each and keep them in the jewelry pouch. Keep chemicals such as perfume, lotions and make-up away from your jewelry. Rule of thumb, make your jewelry the last thing you put on, and the first thing you take off.
To keep your jewelry clean you can wipe your stones with a soft cloth, or you can use a damp cloth when needed. I strongly advise against immersing your jewelry in water. Never use harsh abrasives or cleaners.
* 14 mm ruby line agate round gemstones
* 6 mm ruby line agate round gemstones
* 4 x 6 mm pewter melon spacers
* 6 mm pewter flower bead caps
* 22 x 16 mm TierraCast antique silver beaded toggle
* .019 Soft Flex professional beading wire
* .019 Via Murano twisted tornado crimps
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Note: Please be aware that not all monitors will show colors exactly the same. The colors may appear lighter or darker based on the type of monitor you have. As I edit my photos I ensure they are as exact as they can be to my jewelry pieces. Natural and artificial lighting can enhance or diffuse shades of stones and crystals as you wear them. I also use different backgrounds in my photos so that you can see some of the color variance. Enjoy!
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Please note that I declare the actual value for customs. Please do not ask me to declare your purchase as a gift as I could be held criminally liable for falsifying customs forms.
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.
Please feel free to contact me directly via the link under my avatar. I am happy to answer any questions you may have.
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