Edgy Necklace of Blue Kyanite Ribs, Green Aventurine Leaves & Peridot Pendant
- Natural Kyanite Ribs, Aventurine, Sterling Silver necklace with Pearl, Peridot Pendant
- This is an edgy, fun necklace, when you want to be a little bit daring. All the stones are natural.
- The necklace is made up of ribs of kyanite with their natural shimmer and variation of the colour blue, from navy through to a soft turquoise. Their size varies but 4cm is the longest rib.
- In between the kyanite are sterling silver beads (4.9 mm), and in the centre are two carved leaves of aventurine (4 cm long by 2 cm wide).
- The pendant is a contemporary sterling silver pendant made in Jaipur, India, where very skilled jewellers work. The pendant is set with prehnite, a half pearl, two peridot faceted teardrops, and two labradorite stones. It is 3 1/2 cm long x 2 cm wide.
- The Afghani have been crafting gold for centuries. When Alexander the Great came to Afghanistan in 330 BC, his people brought many skills, one of which was working in gold. Like the Romans, centuries later, a yellow, 18 ct gold was used. But one of the techniques was to take sheet gold and work it onto hardened resin and then decorate it accordingly.
- A silver toggle clasp has been used because 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 its own colour co-ordinated silk brocaded pouch bag, made by a Shanghai tailor.
- Length 56 cm (22").