Red and White Sponge Coral and Turquoise Handmade Gemstone Necklace
Summer fun with this turquoise and coral necklace I call "Surf and Turq". I selected 3 large barrel shaped natural white sponge coral beads to add a separation and visual intrigue between the reds and blues of the other stones. The white coral has very interesting pores throughout the beads. For the rest of the necklace I selected red sponge coral in large cylinder shaped beads and smaller round shapes. On each end of the cylinder shaped red coral I added pretty pewter scroll bead caps. In between all the beads I used a beautiful blue chalk turquoise round and smooth bright pewter metal heishi spacers. Chalk turquoise is a form of natural turquoise that has a white chalk-like consistency. It has the same chemical composition as turquoise, only without the copper (it's the copper that causes the turquoise color). The chalk is then dyed and stabilized to produce a material that's hard enough to use in jewelry with a pleasing turquoise color. Even though these are large pieces this necklace is not heavy. Coral is naturally lightweight so you can have a chunky look without all the weight.
The necklace has been finished off with a large smooth silver-plated Anna toggle produced by TierraCast. TierraCast is a leading producer in the United States of fine jewelry findings. The overall length of the necklace is 21 inches.
The necklace will come with a complimentary jewelry pouch. As an added bonus, I will include a pair of matching earrings with sterling silver-filled ear wires. A great bargain for a complete set.
As these materials are organic take care not to spray perfumes or put lotions directly on them. Keep the necklace as a last finishing touch to your daily dressing. After use wipe with a soft cloth to remove any natural oils from your skin and to keep the polish of the coral.
*22x16mm natural white sponge coral barrels
*12x16mm red sponge coral cylinders
*10mm red sponge coral rounds
*6mm blue turquoise rounds
*18x25mm TierraCast silver Anna toggle
*6mm pewter scrolled bead caps
*4mm smooth bright pewter heishi spacers
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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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