ART TO WEAR
HANDCRAFTED DESIGNER NECKLACE
Spice it up with fresh combination of amazonite gemstones and black onyx.
Amazonite gemstones show variations in color:
aqua with streaks of white and black, making each gem unique.
Tiny translucent larimar beads from the Dominican Republic are added.
amazonite stones size 16mm x 12mm x 11mm
silver dragonfly toggle clasp
necklace length 18 inches
weight 65 grams
AMAZONITE is sometimes called Amazon Stone.
A semi-opaque stone that was used extensively by the Egyptians it is called the stone of courage and is said to be named after the Amazon women warriors. Some archaeological evidence suggests that the Amazonians were a matriarchal society during the Bronze Age.
Another legend says the name Amazonite comes from the belief that it was found in the Amazon River.
Amazonite is usually light green to blue-green, opaque to translucent.
A relatively soft stone, it should be taken care of properly.
is the second Birthstone
Onyx is a cryptocrystalline form of quartz. The colors of its bands range from white to almost every color. Pure black onyx is familiar, and perhaps the most famous variety. It has a long history of use for hardstone carving and jewelry, where it is usually cut as a cabochon, or into beads, and is also used for intaglio or cameo engraved gems.
Onyx was known to the ancient Greeks and Romans. Carved onyx art objects were recovered at the Knossos archaeological site. Onyx was used in Egypt as early as the Second Dynasty to make bowls, perfume vessels and other items.
BLACK is associated with power, elegance, formality, and mystery. Black denotes strength and authority; it is considered to be a very formal, elegant, and prestigious color (black tie, black Mercedes).