This is a beautiful 18k yellow gold sleeping beauty turquoise bead necklace with two small crownwork® finials and 2 crownwork ®amphoras finished with an oxidized silver chain and our lilypad clasp. Oxidized silver has a beautiful historic feel for jewelry ( think Austro-Hungarian empire ) and is a wonderful contrast to gold so for necklaces it looks rich and strong. When its oxidized really polished black, the stone pops with rich saturated color and look luxurious. The design inspiration for the finials are the Moores in Spain. It’s my translation of the columns in the Alluhumbra Palace. The design is a very old world form that fits jewelry perfectly and I use it in many configurations throughout the collection. The lilypad clasp is a way for me to finish a piece of jewelry with a personal design touch. The clasp is very safe and easy to open and close. Its something that shows the true nature of the piece being made my hand not manufactured. clasp
Turquoise is a mineral that is a hydrous phosphate of copper and aluminum. The properties of turquoise include purification, protection, love, wisdom and balance so they have the feel good factor when you wear them. They are the birthstone for December babies and for Scorpio, Sagittarius, Aquarius, Pisces. They are the traditional wedding anniversary present for 11 years. Our standard size for these stretch bracelets is 7.5, we can easily add a little or take a little away if need be.
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