Chic Aquamarine & Pink Tourmaline Make Easy to Wear Necklace
This is such a charming, delicate necklace in pastel hues, but with a slight bite of fuchsia colouring in the tourmaline briolettes. The tourmalines are 7 mm x 4.5 mm.
These alternate with faceted cylinders of translucent aquamarine (8 mm x 3.6 mm), while at the end of the necklace the aquamarines continue to enable the necklace to lie flatly.
Aquamarine is the birthstone of March.
The gemstone aquamarine is a blue/green member of the Beryl family (while emerald is a green member). Its name comes from the Latin word aqua, meaning water of the sea, as the crystal stone resembles the sparkling colour of water in the Mediterranean.
This gemstone is mined mainly in Brazil, but can also be found in Nigeria, Madagascar, Pakistan and Mozambique.
Tourmaline is the alternate birthstone for October. First discovered by the Dutch traders off the West Coast of Italy in the 17th century, yet the name tourmaline comes from the Sinhalese term “turmali” which was the name given to all coloured crystals on the island of Sri Lanka. The gemstone comes in pink, red, green, blue and multicoloured. It is not a single mineral but a group of minerals related in the physical and chemical properties. It is mined in Sri Lanka, Brazil and Africa.
I have used a silver toggle clasp. Toggle clasps are easy to use and secure. My silver name label is attached at the clasp.
The necklace comes, like all my necklaces, with it's own colour co-ordinated silk brocaded pouch bag, made by a Shanghai tailor.
Length 46 cm (18")