Labradorite, Freshwater Pearl, Sapphire, Iolite, Moonstone & Crystal Braided Collar Necklace
This six strand necklace, handcrafted with Laury’s signature technique of braiding beaded strands, is an eye-catching combination of blue and gray tones with the subtle luster of the pearls gently contrasting with the sparkle of the faceted gemstones. The ends are finished with glass seed beads and sterling silver findings, and the necklace fastens with a sterling silver tab clasp.
Traditional gemstone lore says that labradorite brings courage to the wearer or owner of the stone. It also brings light and illumination to the mysteries of the universe. Pearls are believed to balance body rhythms, and to harmonize human beings with the natural world. Pearls are also believed to signify innocence and faith. According to traditional gemstone lore, sapphire promotes insight and instant knowing, and enhances the creative mind. Iolite is believed to transform intellectual knowledge into intuition and true wisdom, enhance will power and unselfish energy, and give insight and sense of direction. Gemstone lore holds that moonstone soothes and balances emotions, encourages inner awareness, and reflects reality.
Materials: labradorite, freshwater pearls, sapphire, iolite, gray moonstone, Czech crystal, mystic crystal, glass seed beads, sterling silver
Size: 18.5″; braided portion approx. 3/4″ wide
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