Friday, April 17, 2015

Black Agate and Swarovski Crystal Necklace

Black Agate and Swarovski Crystal Necklace Exquisitely faceted AAA black agate has been cut in a honeycomb fashion to add more fascinating reflections of light. These AAA black agates are graduated in size from front to back. To add an heirloom vintage feel I used genuine Swarovski 5000 rose Austrian crystal rounds. In between the Swarovski crystals I placed intriguing vintage rose lampwork. The lampwork looks as if it has captured a beautiful vintage rose, frozen in time. Spaced around the black agates you will find scalloped gunmetal bead caps and gunmetal corrugated metal beads. The necklace has been finished off with corrugated gunmetal rondelles and gunmetal wire guards. The wire guards are to ensure longevity and prevent wear on the beading wire. The closure is an ornately detailed TierraCast classic gunmetal toggle. The necklace is 18 inches in length and will come with a complimentary jewelry pouch for storage. BONUS: I will also include a matching pair of simple earrings to complete your set. The earrings will have hypoallergenic gunmetal leverbacks. Agate derives its name from the river Achates in Sicily. Greek philosophy described this gem as early as 300 B.C. It was the stone of warriors in ancient times. The famous ancient Egyptian scarabs are made of agate. Agates come in many forms and colors and are among the earliest stones used for healing and bringing good luck. Materials: *Black agate honeycomb faceted rounds 15mm to 8mm in size. *8x10mm vintage rose faceted lampwork glass beads *6mm Swarovski 5000 rose crystal rounds *15mm TierraCast gunmetal classic toggle *6mm gunmetal scalloped bead caps *4mm corrugated gunmetal beads

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