DESCRIPTION: Absolutely stunning extra long at 42" inches Gemstone Necklace, created using 100% Natural and Genuine Turquoise Stone, Faceted Amethyst and Lapis Lazuli. Only Top Quality Crystals and 925 Sterling Silver were using in the creation of this magnificent Necklace.
Since it is quite long, it can be wore in so many different ways. I took several images using a long wooden female torso, to display a little better the many different ways you can wear it. This Necklace is truly a stunner that will have people asking you were did you get that? Please refer to my site if they ask;-)
You are going to love this fabulous Necklace so much, your satisfaction is completely guarantee.
SIZE: The Necklace size is 42" inches long.
BEAD SIZE: The Amethyst faceted beads are 4mm, the Natural Turquoise Heishi beads are 3.5-4mm, the Lapis lazuli are 1/2 inches.
BEAD QUANTITY: 154 Amethyst beads, 6 long Lapis lazuli beads, and 72 Natural Turquoise heishi beads,
CRYSTALS AND STONES: Top Quality 100% Natural and Genuine. These are NOT imitation (beware of fakes) lab created dyed, or synthetic. When you buy from me, you are paying for quality and the guarantee of buying real stones.
METAL FINDINGS: I prefer to work with 925 Sterling Silver but I also love and use sometimes 304 Stainless Steel for it's durability and resistance to tarnish. Making your jewelry pieces not just beautiful but also long lasting! This particular design have 925 sterling silver spacers beads and a 925 sterling silver lobster clasp with extension chain cord.
IMAGES: All images taken inside my home photo studio using my Iphone, no filter used or images altered in any way or form.
To learn more about these beautiful Crystals and Stones please visit this page HERE .
DISCLAIMER: I believe in a moral obligation for any seller to provide full information of the crystals and stones a customer is buying, if they have been treated or not. This is the reason why when you buy Turquoise from me (or any other crystal or Stone for that matter, you will always have a full disclosure of any treatment or pertaining information that you need to know)
ABOUT TURQUOISE TYPES AND TREATMENTS:
There are five “kinds” of turquoise as described by law:
Natural turquoise - turquoise that is so hard and beautiful that it is simply mined, cut, polished and set into a piece of jewelry or carved into a fetish or sculpture. Less than 3% of all the turquoise on the market worldwide is natural.
Stabilized turquoise - soft Turquoise or "chalk" turquoise that has been infused with a clear epoxy resin. The resin, under pressure, absorbs into the rock, which permanently hardens the rock and deepens the color. (Kind of like the way a sponge turns a deeper color when you get it wet.) Unlike the collectible natural turquoise which deepens in color over time by gradually absorbing oils from the skin as it is worn, the colors in stabilized turquoise are permanent. Most of the turquoise on the market is stabilized and should not cost as much as natural. Stabilized turquoise can be very beautiful, and is a good buy. (More than 97% of the turquoise on the market is stabilized.)
Treated turquoise - soft or "chalk" turquoise that is stabilized as described above, except that the epoxy resin is also dyed. Colors in treated turquoise have a tendency to look artificial. Prices should be much less than natural or stabilized.
Reconstituted turquoise - turquoise "chalk" that is very low grade and has been ground into powder, saturated with epoxy resin, dyed, and compressed into blocks or cakes to be cut into shapes for jewelry making. Prices should be most inexpensive.
Imitation turquoise - there is no turquoise in this category. Either there are stones like Howlite (white stone, very porous) dyed to look like turquoise or there is pure plastic (epoxy resin) that has been dyed to look like turquoise. It is a shame that these materials are set in silver and priced as if they had intrinsic value.
Unfortunately, treated, reconstituted and imitation turquoise can be made to look remarkably like collectible stones. Purchasing from a trusted source is important when it comes to Turquoise and jewelry made with it.
Source: Originally published by Indian Arts and Crafts Association, 4010 Carlisle Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107