Southwestern StyleTurquoise and Orange Spiny Oyster Sterling Necklace
This Southwestern style necklace contains brightly colored natural blue green 8x3mm Turquoise Heishi Beads and gorgeous 8mm bright Orange Spiny Oyster Button Beads. There are lots of sterling accents including beautiful substantial 9mm Sterling Bali Drum Beads and 5mm Bali Sterling Rope Ring Rondelles. This 17 1/2" necklace ends in 3/4" Sterling Pipe Beads and a Sterling Hook and Eye Clasp.
Bali silver is sterling silver made on the island of Bali, in Indonesia in the Indian Ocean. The Balinese are highly skilled silversmiths, known for their granulation and wirework decoration.
Spondylus more commonly called Spiny Oyster is large and very colorful. The Spiny Oyster is not even an oyster but in the scallop family. Spiny Oyster shell beads are unique, beautiful, and also difficult-to-harvest. You'll find Spiny oyster around the world typically along the coasts of North Carolina all the way down to the waters near Brazil, also in the Sea of Cortez, and off the coast of Baja Mexico and Baja California. Often used in jewelry this sea animal is in high demand for its appearance and color.
Some shells of the Spiny Oyster are rare finds and are especially treasured by Native American Indian artists for their beautiful red, pink, brown, yellow, orange, purple, and white colors.
TURQUOISE - Metaphysical Properties: Assists in healing emotional stress and pain, including the physical symptoms of stress. They believe it dispels fear, lifts depression and brings a sense of happiness, serenity and self-confidence to the wearer.
Turquoise was one of the earliest gems to be used for personal adornment. It was used by Ancient Egypt rulers around 5500 BC. The name Turquoise dates to 16th century and derived from Old French word for "Turkish", because it entered Western Europe through Asia Minor.
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