Venus Jasper and Blue Orange Crackle Agate Adjustable Stone Necklace
Subtle and earthy shades of jasper and agate makes this necklace a great choice for either fall or spring. Easy to coordinate these soft, neutral hues with any ensemble from business casual to everyday wear. The larger stones are blue crackle agate. These stones are translucent and as the light shines through you will see the wonderful veining that create the crackle effect along with the soft shades of blue and orange. Spaced in between the agates is a stone that I have not often seen. Striking Venus jasper is valued by gemstone enthusiasts for the multicolored swirls of Earthy tonal ranges. With its warm palette and eye-catching variations in pattern, it's no wonder this stone was named after the Roman goddess of beauty! The Venus jasper stones are opaque and totally natural with colors of blue, orange, yellow, pink, cream and brown. In between the stones I added small Czech fire-polished beads in a new finish called Pacifica poppyseed which has a deep blue-gray color and a gold shimmer coating. On each end of the blue crackle agates I used antique brass fluted bead caps. Going up towards the back of the necklace, in between the smaller Venue jasper stones I used antique gold hematite spacers. The necklace is finished off with gold-filled wire guards which will protect the beading wire from wear, and will add longevity to the necklace. From a United States company called Via Murano, I used their patented gold twisted tornado crimps to secure the beading wire. For the closure I also elected to use Via Murano's gold patented DuroPlate lobster claw clasp along with their gold DuroPlate flat chain to make the necklace adjustable. DuroPlate™ chain is "Manufactured American™" and is now available by special order only. DuroPlate is a plating process that is many times the thickness and significantly more durable than the industry standard used on most fashion jewelry components.
The overall length of the necklace is 19 inches or 48 centimeters in length. With the additional chain added, you can add another 2 inches or 5 centimeters to the length. The necklace will come packaged in a jewelry pouch. As an added bonus I will include a complimentary pair of matching earrings! If you don't wear earrings, you can gift them as they will be just as lovely as the necklace.
To keep your jewelry clean you can wipe your stones and pearls 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 and avoid perfumes or lotions. I am of the opinion that ultrasonic cleaning is not a good idea for the kind of jewelry I make. Store the jewelry in a separate pouch to avoid the stones from becoming scratched or marred. My mantra is, make your jewelry the last thing you put on, and the first thing you take off! Most importantly, enjoy your jewelry!
* 10 mm Venus jasper faceted rounds
* 12 mm blue crackle agate rounds
* 10 mm blue crackle agate rounds
* 8 mm Venus jasper rounds
* 6 mm Venus jasper rounds
* 7 mm antique brass fluted bead caps
* 3 mm Czech Pacifica poppyseed beads
* 4 mm antique gold hematite rondelles
* 13 mm Via Murano gold DuroPlate lobster claw clasp
* .019 Soft Flex brass professional beading wire
* .019 gold-filled wire guardians
* Via Murano gold-plated flat cable chain
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REFUNDS AND EXCHANGES I guarantee my workmanship. I want you to be 100% happy with your purchase. If you are not, please email me within 14 days of receiving your jewels to discuss a refund or exchange. If you decide to return the item for whatever reason, it must be returned with delivery confirmation. Once the item is received in its original condition, the full cost of the item will be refunded to you, via your Paypal account or through other means as discussed, minus the cost of shipping. Customer pays return shipping. If your piece is being lengthened, shortened, repaired, or exchanged, I will pay shipping back to you.
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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.
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