Sunday, October 31, 2010

Handmade Sterling Silver Amazonite Necklace - Anabel

An asymetrical necklace of Amazonite and sterling silver. A 21mm rhombus-cut* Amazonite, accented with tiny sterling silver beads, and 8mm round Amazonite, handwrapped with Argentium sterling silver, are joined to Argentium sterling silver links. The links have been hand formed and fused closed. Sterling silver oval link chain and a sterling silver lobster clasp finishes off this necklace. The hand formed links are 14mm in diameter. The sterling silver chain is 8 inches in length. Total length of the necklace is 26 inches.

Amazonite is named after the Amazon river in Brazil. But no deposits of it have been found there. Amazonite is said to calm one's emotions and soothe nerves, and to enhance creativity and the ability to express oneself. Perhaps the strongest recommendation of its metaphysical powers is that Amazonite is said to make your married life happier.

Argentium Sterling Silver is sterling silver with less of the copper alloy. Copper is what makes sterling silver tarnish. Argentium is 92.5% pure silver with the balance a mix of germanium and copper. This makes Argentium silver harder, brighter and more highly tarnish resistant than traditional sterling silver.

*In geometry, a rhombus or rhomb is a quadrilateral whose four sides all have the same length. The rhombus is often called a diamond, after the diamonds suit in playing cards, or a lozenge, though the latter sometimes refers specifically to a rhombus with a 45° angle. Every rhombus is a parallelogram, and a rhombus with right angles is a square. (Euclid's original definition and some English dictionaries' definition of rhombus excludes squares, but most modern mathematicians prefer the inclusive definition.) The English word “rhombus” derives from the Ancient Greek ῥόμβος (rhombos), meaning “spinning top”. The plural of rhombus can be either rhombi or rhombuses. - Wikipedia

Gracie Jewellery is handmade in my smoke and pet free studio and arrives in its own storage pouch.

#N1015 $105.00
Available at Gracie Jewellery

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