Chrysoprase, Peruvian Opal & Turquoise Braided Necklace with Turquoise & Silver Pendant
This dramatic statement necklace features a pendant of turquoise set in sterling silver with a necklace made with my signature technique of braiding multiple beaded strands. The various sizes of beads in the eight strands add textural interest. The pendant sits on a sterling silver bail framed with sterling silver beads, and the ends are finished with Bali sterling silver daisy beads and findings. The piece fastens with a sterling silver lock tube clasp.
Gemstone lore holds that chrysoprase is a powerful stone that brings good fortune and prosperity. It can bring happiness, strengthen friendships, and remove inferiority or superiority complexes. Opal is a stone of inspiration which enhances imagination and creativity. Turquoise is one of the birthstones for December. Traditional gemstone lore holds that turquoise attracts money, success, and love. Its powers include protection, healing, courage, friendship, and luck. It relaxes the mind, and eases mental tension; balances polarities of energy, and creates equilibrium.
Materials: chrysoprase, Peruvian opal, turquoise, glass seed beads, sterling silver
Size: 20″; pendant 1 1/2″ x 1 1/4″
Meet the Artist: Laury Monk
Laury was introduced to the beauty of rocks and minerals in 2001 by her mentor -- who started the first rock and mineral store in Colorado. His great love and knowledge of the stones inspired Laury to start beading. She remains fascinated and inspired by Native American culture, by the stark beauty of the desert and by the amazing diversity of natural stones. Each piece is one of a kind, and incorporates the finest materials, including antique and new stones.Learn More