Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Summertime Necklaces

Black onyx accented with sterling silver. This necklace is made to sit right at the base of your throat. The centre onyx is facetted and catches the light with every breath.

Easily closes with a handmade swansneck clasp. The round onyx are 8mm and are threaded on a sterling silver chain

Onyx is a cryptocrystalline form of quartz. It has a long history of use for hardstone carving and jewellery, where it is usually cut as a cabochon or into beads.

A large (20mmx30mm) piece of blue sodalite sits front and centre

Strung on sterling silver chain and closes with a handmade sterling silver swansneck clasp

Sodalite is a dark blue stone with white calcite interspersed. It is sometimes confused with lapis lazuli as it also has small specks of pyrite in it. The largest deposit of sodalite is in Brazil.

These necklaces will soon be listed in my shop Gracie Jewellery

I'm slowly unveiling my new line of jewellery, so please come back to visit often.

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