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On this page, Necklaces and Pendants designed by Miriam using the greens, reds and browns of

RYOLITE (also called RHYOLITE - or RAINFOREST, RAINBOW or PEACOCK JASPER),

RED CREEK JASPER with artistic touches of honey-colored MOUKAITE & AFRICAN YELLOWSTONE,

UNAKITE and OLIVE GREEN & BRICK RED SATURN JASPER...

Also check out the bottom of the page for the mystical DRAGON BLOOD JASPER, also called BLOODSTONE.

All natural stones and all in different shapes and sizes - and all beautiful!
Please scroll down the page to see them all!

 

RYOLITE (RHYOLITE)

RYOLITE is a relatively rare volcanic rock that exists naturally in mottled colors of brown, mossy green and a deep rusty-red. This interesting stone begins in a molten state that cools too quickly for crystals to form. Because rhyolitic magma and lava are so thick, they tend to build up pressure until a gas explosion in the volcano throws them out in particles ranging from ash all the way up to big blocky chunks. The decorative rock that is cut into the ornamental stones used for jewelry, is formed when the lava flow "bands" and is literally frozen into the stone.The stones with more green are often called Rainforest Jasper because of the forest-like colorations, but they are actually an igneous rock with a high silica content — chemically identical to granite. Ryolite that is a bit lighter in color and has more distinct areas of red banding is also called "Rainbow" or "Peacock" Ryolite. The patterns on each stone vary greatly. Be sure to scroll down the page to see Miriam's NEWEST "Rainforest Jasper" necklaces! An interesting tidbit: Although the terms Ryolite and Rhyolite are generally used interchangeably, geologists refer to "rhyolite" as being grey, brown, or having a reddish hue. Both varieties are found in the USA and Africa.

Rainforest Jasper (Ryolite) and Bronze Necklace is Spectacular

This natural stone necklace is a spectacular conversation piece! It is composed of large and beautifully faceted stones,

created by nature in shades of mossy, light and dark greens, terracotta reds and oranges, and touches of white and brown.

It is a one-of-kind and extraordinary example of Miriam's SOUTHWESTERN CHIC designs.

Each stone has a different striking pattern, accented by luxurious Old World Bronze (TM) beads.

The bronze beads are artistically handcrafted utilizing an age-old lost wax method, and a unique formula

developed by the Charveaux family of Scottsdale, Arizona.

As they age, the bronze beads develop a luster (patina) that is more beautiful than gold!

For this piece, Miriam chose graceful bronze lace round beads and wavy, not-quite-round discs.

This attention-getting piece weight approximately six ounces.

Full length of the necklace is 22.5 inches, including the textured handcrafted bronze clasp.

Eleven large, faceted Ryolite stones are 20mm.

Two faceted Ryolite stones are 16mm.

Twenty-eight Ryolite saucer-shaped stones are 12mm.

The two Bronze "lace" beads are 18mm.

Fourteen Wavy Bronze discs are 12mm in diameter and 2mm thick.

The necklace is strung on a flexible and strong 49-strand stainless steel wire that is nylon coated in metallic bronze.

Matching Ryolite bracelet and earrings are available by special order.

Your online price for the necklace is $780.

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Rainforest Jasper (Ryolite) -"Bold Wearable Art" in Terracotta, Brown & Green

This colorful Ryolite necklace makes a bold impression! It is composed of graduated stones, from large-to-small,

with faceted nuggets and handwrought Old World Bronze(TM).

Natural colors range from moss green, light-to-dark greens, splashes of terracotta reds and oranges, and touches of white and brown.

This one-of-a-kind necklace is an extraordinary example of Miriam's "Wearable Art." Each stone has a different natural and striking pattern.

 Once again, Miriam chose to accent her design with bronze beads, artistically handcrafted utilizing an age-old lost wax method, and a unique formula

developed by the Charveaux family of Scottsdale, Arizona.

The necklace weighs approximately six ounces.

Full length of the necklace is 20.50 inches, including the textured hand wrought bronze clasp.

The graduated large-to-small rondelles range from 25mmx20mm at the center, to 12mm x 10mm at each end.

Four faceted Ryolite nuggets are 23mm x 15mm.

Four flat and textured discs are 20mm.

Four beaded round bronze beads are 10mm x 5mm

Eighteen flat round spacers approximately 9mm.

The necklace is strung on a flexible and strong 49-strand stainless steel wire that is nylon coated in metallic bronze.

Matching Ryolite bracelet and earrings are available by special order.

Your online price for the necklace is $700.

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Ryolite (Rhyolite) and Bronze Necklace - SOLD

Rhyolite-Bronze Beaded Necklace

Ryolite, Rhyolite-Bronze Beaded Necklace

Each natural stone in this bold and beautiful RYOLITE (RHYOLITE) and BRONZE beaded necklace has a different natural pattern in hues of green, brown, beige, and a bold terracotta. 

The stones are faceted to bring out the gorgeous terracotta colorations. Miriam included the term "Rhyolite" in her description of this unusual piece

because several of the stones are brown and show far less (or no) green coloration.

 The full length of the necklace is 20 inches, including the beautiful handmade bronze clasp.

It is strung on a strong antique metallic brass-colored flexible 49-strand stainless steel wire that is nylon coated.

The large faceted nuggets measure one-inch long and approximately 5/8-inches thick, and are solid stone.

The bronze round beads are hand wrapped and also measure approximately 5/8 inches in diameter.

The smaller faceted stones are approximately 0.25 inches. Small accent beads are bronze.  Weight of the necklace is 6-7 ounces.

Suggested retail price for the necklace is $450. YOUR ONLINE PRICE FOR THE NECKLACE IS $275. SOLD

Ryolite & Bronze Necklace SP11-1 $275
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Peacock Ryolite & Red Coral

 

 

Miriam combined the vivid colors of "PEACOCK" RYOLITE with stunning RED SPONGE CORAL to create a striking and unique necklace.

Each natural Ryolite stone in this bold and beautiful necklace has a different natural pattern in from bright-to-light red and terracotta, various shades of green, brown and beige.

Each large nugget is faceted to bring out the colorations, which are even more striking when contrasted with the solid Red Sponge Coral.

SPONGE CORAL is not a "sponge," but a type of coral imported from Asian that has a sponge-like appearance. Good Sponge Coral has a vibrant orange-red color, as shown here, with some varieties also showing streaks or tinges of yellow. Naturally occurring Sponge Coral is porous with very rough "spongy-looking" pockets.

Jewelry quality Spone Coral beads, like the ones Miriam used for this necklace, are highly polished and stabilized by filling the pockets with a polymer or a resin.

This bold piece weighs in at approximately 7 ounces.

This necklace measures 20.50 inches, including the textured Sterling Silver clasp.

The large facted Ryolite nuggets measure approximately 20x13mm.

The Red Sponge Coral round beads are 20mm in diameter. Sterling silver "flat tires" separating each bead are 6mm and 3mm in diameter.

The necklace is strung on a flexible and strong 49-strand stainless steel wire that is nylon coated.

Your online price for this necklace is $498.

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RED CREEK (or CHERRY CREEK) JASPER

A relatively new stone, RED CREEK JASPER comes from the Cherry Creek Mine in Mainland China. It was named for the creek that flows through the area where this gorgeous stone was first discovered. Each stone has an amazing coloration of varied combinations of tans and browns, shades of red, golden yellow, teal and sage greens - all swirled between a dark lightning-strike random pattern. Miriam teamed her Red Creek Jaspers with Moukaite, Ocean Jasper and African Yellowstone. She particularly likes how the golden shades of the select Moukaite and Ocean Jasper stones blend with the golden colorations of the Red Creek Jasper. An interesting tidbit: Because of its "lightening-strike" streaks, RED CREEK JASPER is sometimes referred to as Picasso Jasper, which is a marble.

Red Creek Jasper Necklace & Marquise Pendant

 

Deep rusty red, toasty brown and muted olive-green dominate the colorations of this two-strand Necklace, to which Miriam added a Marquise Pendant in deep tones of red, brown, mauve and a rich golden yellow. Add the Sterling Silver accents to the Necklace and Miriam's Signature Swirls

on the Pendant - and you have a true Work of Art that will make a bold statement! The Pendant stone measures 2.5 x 1.5 inches.

The "Sticks" that form the Necklace range from 0.25 to 0.75 inches. Total Necklace length is 17 inches.

Suggested retail price of this necklace is $500. YOUR ONLINE PRICE IS $300.

Picasso Jasper Sticks Necklace & Marquise Pendant $300
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Red Creek Jasper & Bronze Pendant and Necklace

   

This lush attention-getting RED CREEK JASPER Necklace is dominated by three amazing focal stones of deep-to-bright rusty reds and red oranges,

rich greens and teals and stunning golden yellows. This necklace is "Southwest Chic" at its finest.

Add the sculpted handwrought BRONZE accents, and you have a one-of-a-kind necklace that makes a bold statement!

Miriam used Old World Bronze(TM) to accent the golden yellow tones of the pendant stones.

Each bronze bead is handcrafted using an old world wax method, and a bronze recipe developed by

the Charveaux family of metalsmiths in Scottsdale, Arizona.

As it ages, bronze develops a beautiful patina that enhances the unique character of each piece.

The center marquise-shaped pendant stone measures 54mmx 16mm.

The two oval pendant stones are approximately 47mm x 11mm.

The two sculpted bronze "twigs" are 23mm long.

The stone "sticks" that form the necklace are gently graduated,

measuring 34mm at the center to 20mm towards the clasp, and are approximately 7mm thick.

Six round beads are antique gold-plated brass.

The total necklace, including the handwrought sculpted bronze clasp, measures 19.5 inches.

The necklace is strung on a strong but flexible 0.024-inch, 49 strand, antique bronze nylon-coated stainless steel beading wire.

YOUR ONLINE PRICE IS $685.

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Red Creek Jasper Exceptional Necklace for Men & Women

The perfect design for men and women who prefer a "minimalist" look,

this RED CREEK JASPER Necklace displays all the rich colors of the natural stone:

Deep-to-bright rusty reds and red oranges, rich greens and teals, and stunning golden yellows.

The BRONZE accents were selected by Miriam to show off the barrel-shaped focal beads

As in so many of her lovely necklaces, Miriam used Old World BronzeTM to accent

the golden yellow stones that are so evident in this piece.

Each bronze bead, including the clasp, is handcrafted using an old world wax method,

and a bronze recipe developed by the Charveaux family of metalsmiths in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Length of the necklace is approximately 20 inches.

The focal barrel stones are approximately 11.5 x 15mm.

The two oval pendant stones are approximately 47mm x 11mm.

The rondelle spacers are 2.5 x 6mm.

Six large tire-shaped bronze spacers are 9-10mm; and the six smaller bronze spacers are 8-9mm.

The two saucer beads near the clasp are Antique Gold Plated Brass are antique gold-plated brass.

The necklace is strung on a strong but flexible 0.024-inch, 49 strand, antique bronze nylon-coated stainless steel beading wire.

YOUR ONLINE PRICE IS $420.

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Red Creek Jasper Diamond Necklace with Moukaite and African Yellowstone

  Picasso Jasper Diamond Necklace  Picasso Jasper Diamond CloseUp

Rich golden honey, toasty browns, red russet, a soft muted teal and olive-green combine to create an eye-catching Necklace, as can be seen in the close-up photo. The diamond-shaped honey-colored Moukaite that Miriam used as the center stone in this mixed Red Creek Jasper Necklace is accented on either side by oval African Yellowstones and beautifully carved Sterling Silver rounded bars.

The focal point of the necklace measures 4 inches. Each of the stunning Red Creek Jasper stones is 0.5 x 0.25 inches.

The full length of the Necklace is 20 inches. Priced at $200.

(This is the first in a series of three Necklaces Miriam designed to be worn separately or together as shown in the photo close-up.

Special Value Pricing is available only if you buy all three necklaces in this series. See a photo and close-up of the Set below.)

Picasso Jasper Diamond $200
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Red Creek and Ocean Jasper Marquise Necklace

       Picasso Jasper Marquise Necklace  Picasso Jasper Marquise CloseUp
Three golden yellow-toned and wavy marquise-shaped Ocean Jasper gemstones are the focal point of this Red Creek Jasper Necklace, which is placed attractively to the side of the Necklace. Each stone is accented on either side by Moukaite rondelles and round carved Sterling Silver bars. The focal point of the necklace measures 5.5 inches. Each of the stunning Red Creek Jasper stones is 0.5 x 0.25 inches. The Jasper stones are a lush mix of golden honey, toasty browns, red russet, soft muted teal and olive-green.

The full length of the Necklace is 22.5 inches. Priced at $275.

(This is the second in a series of three Necklaces Miriam designed to be worn separately or together as shown in the photo close-up.

Special Value Pricing is available only if you buy all three necklaces in this series. See a photo and a close-up of the Set below.)

Picasso Jasper Marquise $275
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Red Creek Jasper, African Yellowstone and Moukaite Oval Necklace

Picasso Jasper Oval Necklace   Picasso Jasper Oval Necklace Focal   
The center focal area of this exceptional necklace is a 1.5 x 1.25-inch oval African Yellowstone,

accented by two deep yellow diamond-shaped Moukaite gemstones,

two smaller oval African Yellowstones, and Sterling Silver.

The Red Creek Jasper stones are a lush mix of golden honey, toasty browns, red russet,

soft muted teal and olive-green, each measuring 0.5 x 0.25 inches.

The focal area measures 7.75 inches.

The full length of the Necklace is 26 inches. Priced at $350.

(This is the third in a series of three Necklaces Miriam designed to be worn separately or together as shown in the photo close-up.

Special Value Pricing is available only if you buy all three necklaces in this series. See a photo and close-up of the Set below.)

Picasso Jasper Oval $350
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SPECIAL VALUE: Red Creek Jasper Trio

Picasso Jasper Necklaces Special Value Trio

The three Red Creek Jasper Necklaces shown above were designed to be worn separately or as a luxurious set.

Buy all three Necklaces in this series for the Special Value Price of $525.

(Special Value Pricing is available only if you buy all three necklaces.)

PicJasTrioSpecialValue $525
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SATURN JASPER

With its graceful, swirling bands, it is easy to see why this natural stone is called Saturn Jasper. Seen naturally in a variety of colors, the stones seen on this page are a beautiful deep olive green, brick red, soft taupe and splashes of cream. Miriam chooses each stone to display the maximum array of color and patterns.

Bold Olive Green & Brick Red Saturn Jasper and Bronze Necklace

Green and Red Saturn Jasper and Bronze NecklaceSaturn Jasper in Green and Red Close-UpSaturn Jasper Necklace in Olive Green and Brick Red

Every stone in this bold and beautiful necklace is a stunning work of art created by nature,

and carefully positioned by Miriam to create a striking and wearable art treasure.

In this piece, she used six pillowed oval Saturn Jasper stones and seven bean-shaped

and textured handwrought bronze beads as accents. Small jasper beads were used as spacers.

All the bronze is Old World Bronze(TM), handcrafted using an old-world wax method,

and a bronze recipe developed by the Charveaux family of metalsmiths in Scottsdale, Arizona.

As it ages, bronze develops a beautiful patina that enhances the individual character of each piece.

Full length of the necklace is 19 inches, including the textured bronze clasp.

The puffed stone ovals are approximately two inches long, 1-1/8 inches wide, and 6/8 inches thick at the center.

The bronze textured beads are 0.5 inches long and nearly as wide.

The necklace is strung on flexible but strong, antique bronze stainless steel, nylon-coated beading wire.

Suggested retail price of this necklace is $294. YOUR ONLINE PRICE IS $206.

 

Bold Green-Red-Bronze $206
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DRAGON BLOOD JASPER (BLOODSTONE)

There is a legend that DRAGON BLOOD JASPER, also called BLOODSTONE, is the remains of deceased ancient dragons, probably because even the most polished stones have a rough and sometimes craggy surface - just like the legendary dragon's skin. It's easy to see how this name came about. The range of forest (sometimes olive) greens look like dragon's skin, while the splashes of deep (sometimes vivid) wine red matrix looks like blood. The red comes from iron oxide that occurs naturally in the stone. Another variety of this craggy lizard-skin-like stone is known to mineralogists as Septerian Dragon Stone, which is white and brown, sometimes in shades of olive green. While the names of these natural stones are often interchanged. The Mineralogical society of America lists them as two distinctive crystalline structures. Septarian Dragon Stone is a form of sedimentary rock: Bloodstone (or Dragon Blood Jasper is a form of Chalcedony. The stones are mined in South Africa, China, and Australia.

Dragon Blood Jasper (Bloodstone) Elegant Necklace

 

The Bloodstones in this lovely necklace are probably from South Africa, which has some of the largest Bloodstone mines.

Miriam used two types of Bronze: The "Peppercorn" spacers and larger focal beads are handmade in Kungur, Russia by Anna Chernykh of ANNA Bronze.

The texture of these particular beads reminded Miriam of "Dragon Skin," in keeping with the stone's nickname.

Anna used an old world wax method to handcraft the beads, which contain only copper and tin in a ten to one mixture known as BrOF 10-1.

It is the Russian technical standard for Bronze and contains no cadmium, lead, or nickel.

The Bronze Clasp is Old World BronzeTM, which is also handwrought using an old-world wax method, and an exclusive bronze recipe

developed by the Charveaux family of metalsmiths in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Full length of the necklace is approximately 21.25 inches, including the textured bronze clasp.

The oval stones are approximately 34x22mm.

The squared stones, which have rounded edges, are 21mm.

The "Peppercorn" textured round bronze beads are 6mm.

The necklace is strung on a strong but flexible 0.019, 49-strand stainless steel wire

coated with Antique Bronze-colored nylon.

YOUR ONLINE PRICE IS $300.

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Dragon Blood Jasper (Bloodstone) Faceted Nuggets Necklace for Men and Women

The stones in this faceted nugget piece are also most likely from South Africa. Miriam added a touch of Red Jasper as accent stones.

All the stunning Bronze beads and the clasp Old World BronzeTM, which is handwrought using an old-world wax method and

and an exclusive bronze recipe developed by the Charveaux family of metalsmiths in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Full length of the necklace is approximately 19.75 inches, including the textured bronze clasp.

The abstract shaped faceted nuggets are approximately 9-1 x 5-7mm.

The Red Jasper accent rondelles are 8mm in diameter.

The double-squared textured& beaded bronze beads are 9mm squared and 6mm deep.

The abstract round bronze spacers are 10mm.

The necklace is strung on a strong but flexible 0.019, 49-strand stainless steel wire

coated with Antique Bronze-colored nylon.

YOUR ONLINE PRICE IS $325.

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UNAKITE (UNAKYTE)

UNIKITE (also spelled (UNAKYTE) is a colorful mix of light to vivid salmon or coral pink, and a blend of light to dark greens (including pistachio and olvie green). the greens are generally mottled i appearance - but in some stones, the salmon or coral can be quite blazing, like brilliant sunspots. The stone is named for the Unaka mountains in the Southeastern U.S.A., where it was first discovered, but is also found in South Africa, Brazil and China.

Unakite Honeycomb Bronze Necklace for Men & Women

Miriam designed this lovely UNAKITE necklace in a classic style that looks well on men and women.

The honeycomb-shaped Old World BronzeTM beads are a lovely complement to the marquise pyramid-carved Unakyte stones.

All the stunning Bronze beads and the clasp Old World BronzeTM, which is handwrought using an old-world wax method

and an exclusive bronze recipe developed by the Charveaux family of metalsmiths in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Full length of the necklace is approximately 20 inches, including the textured bronze clasp.

The lovely honeycomb carved bronze beads are 5 x 11mm and are carved on both sides.

The necklace is strung on a strong but flexible 0.019, 49-strand stainless steel wire

coated with Antique Bronze-colored nylon.

YOUR ONLINE PRICE IS $288.

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We have tried as best possible to describe each item in great detail, and to take accurate photos to show the sizes, shapes and natural colorations of the stones and beading. Some photos are enlarged to show details of the stones, beading and silver components. If you have questions about a particular stone shape, size or coloration, please email moonbeams@powercom.net before you order. Miriam will be happy to answer your questions personally. (Note: Earrings are priced for pierced ears. Clip-on Earrings are available only by special order. Pricing on request.)

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"Simply Elegant!" Silver Jewelry...

Semiprecious Gemstone Necklaces, Pendants & Earrings - All less than $200.

Miriam will Custom-Design spectacular gemstone jewelry just for you!
Ordering your Miriam jewelry is easy. In fact - it's fun!

Using photos provided by Miriam,
you choose a centerpiece stone from Miriam's extraordinary collection
of hand-selected gemstones.
Miriam does the rest ... Working her magic to create YOUR Custom-Designed jewelry.
For details, email Miriam: moonbeams@powercom.net

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