Mookaite and Sterling Silver Pendant on Brown Leather
This lovely Mookaite pendant is a combination of tans, reds and an ivory/beige and sterling silver. The pendant is on 18-inch brown leather cord with a silver-plated lobster claw clasp. Mookaite jasper, also known as mookite, mookalite, mookerite, moakite, moukalite and moukaite. However, mookaite is considered the correct spelling and is named after the local area it comes from, Mooka Creek in the Kennedy Ranges near Gascoyne Junction which is about 100 miles inland from the coastal town of Carnarvon in Western Australia. Mookaite is found only in Australia and is actually a fossiliferous sedimentary rock & it is reasonably common to find cavities left by decomposed belemnite casts or in some rare cases , impressions of ammonites. Microscopic examination shows this rock consists of the remains of tiny organisms known as radiolaria that have an unusual skeletal structure of opaline silica. Billions of these little critters were deposited as sediment in the shallow areas of ancient sea beds. When the seas retreated, these sediments were cemented into solid rock by silica carried in groundwater. The type and degree of silicification varies from place to place, forming opalite, chert and chalcedony.
Care: Clean with soft fabric or non-abrasive polishing cloth. Jewelry should be worn after the application of cosmetics. Avoid direct contact with perfumes, hairspray and deodorants. Store wrapped in soft fabric or sealed in plastic bag.
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First Item: $ 4.00
Additional Items: $ 0.50
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Refer to chart below for postal insurance pricing.
Fee . . . . . . . . . . Insurance Coverage
$1.70 ................ $0.01 to $50
$2.15 ................ $50.01 to $100
$2.60 ................ $100.01 to $200
$4.60 ................ $200.01 to $300
$5.55 ................ $300.01 to $400
$6.50 ................ $400.01 to $500
$7.45 ................ $500.01 to $600
REFUNDS AND EXCHANGES
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The jewelry you have made is great.
My Mother and neice loved them...
Great Birthday presents.
Thank You So Much