This is a beautiful tumbled natural chalcedony necklace with two 18k yellow gold Crownwork® finials and two amphoras on oxidized silver olive chain with small 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 by hand not manufactured.
Chalcedony is quartz with a different atomic structure. It has a waxy lustre, and may be semitransparent or translucent. The properties of chalcedony include emotional balance, vitality, stamina and energy so they have the feel good factor when you wear them. They are the zodiac stones for Cancer, Virgo, Sagittarius and Aquarius.
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