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Semiprecious Gemstone Jewelry

 

... Working with a variety of BLACK and GREY semiprecious gemstones,

Miriam added touches of Sterling Silver and Bronze to create a stunning array of jewelry...

From opaque BLACK TOURMALINE, BLACK ONYX and JET ... To nature's intricate abstract patterns of PICASSO and GRAY ZEBRA JASPER ...

To the swirls, twists and waves of CRAZY LACE, SILVER NEEDLE and GRAY & RED BOTSWANA AGATE, and the rare, beautiful fern-like inclusions of BLACK & WHITE DENDRITIC AGATE...

Please scroll down the page to see them all!

 

BLACK TOURMALINE
The Dutch imported tourmaline from Sri Lanka in 1703 to Western and Central Europe. The new gems were name Turamali, a Sinhalese word that is thought to mean "mixed colors.” An appropriate name, as there are many varieties of Tourmaline recognized in the trade today: Black (schorl), which is the most common variety, blue (indicolite), pink and red (rubellite), brown (dravite), green, multicolored, and even a white variety. "Watermelon Tourmaline" is a crystal with green on the outside and pink in the middle. Today, Tourmaline is found in many countries, including Burma, United States, Brazil, and Zimbabwe.

Black Tourmaline "Pebbles," African Brass & Sterling Silver Necklace

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This BLACK TOURMALINE Pebble Necklace has a combination of Brass and Sterling Silver accents.

Miriam's Signature Swirl is woven into the African Brass Pendant.

The African Brass Pendant is beautifully crafted using a wax casting method, which is considered a lost art.

The brass beads used to accent the necklace were crafted in America using the same wax casting process.

The pebbles are 0.5 x 0.25 inches and the diameter of the round African Brass Pendant is 7/8 inches.

The Necklace is 16 inches long and has a hook-shaped Sterling Silver clasp.

Suggested retail price is $390. YOUR ONLINE PRICE IS $300.

 
Black Tourmaline Brass-Sterling Necklace $300
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GRAY ZEBRA JASPER

ZEBRA JASPERS are opaque stones with natural dark, jagged stripes of black or brown on backgrounds of white, gray, or tan. They are similar to Picasso Jasper, the difference being that the Zebra Jasper streaks are more uniform, often seeming to encircle the stone, rather than the random streaking typical of Picasso Jasper.

 

Gray Zebra Jasper & Silver Ring Necklace

  Gray Zebra Jasper & Silver Ring Necklace  Gray Zebra Jasper & Silver Ring Close-Up  

Miriam surrounded a dazzling textured sterling silver pedant with striking Gray Zebra Jaspers to create this unique necklace.

Smaller Gray Zebra and Silver Smoke Jasper beads, and square sterling silver accents add a stylish touch to this elegant piece.

The textured sterling silver clasp continues the design. Miriam placed Silver Smoke Jasper beads into the center of the pendant.

Miriam particularly likes the Picasso and lightening-like patterns on the stones she chose for this necklace.  

Each reversible stone is a stunning work of art created by nature, and carefully placed by Miriam to create a striking and wearable art treasure.  

Full length of the necklace is 20.5 inches, including the sterling silver clasp.

The oblong pillow shaped Zebra Jaspers are 1.5 inches long, 5/8 inches wide, and 0.25 inches thick.

The sterling silver pendant is 1.125 inches round.

The necklace is strung on a flexible but strong, stainless steel, nylon-coated beading wire.
Suggested retail price is $310. YOUR ONLINE PRICE IS $250.

 

 

GrayZebraSilverRing SP14 - $250
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Gray Zebra Jasper & Silver Starburst Necklace

Gray Zebra Jasper & Silver Starburst Necklace  Gray Zebra JAsper & Silver Starburst CloseUp  Gray Zebra Jasper beads

Miriam combined a stunning set of square GRAY ZEBRA JASPER natural stones to create this distinctive necklace.

Handmade sterling silver beads with a starburst design create a unique touch to this elegant statement piece.

Smaller Gray Zebra and Sterling Silver beads accent the larger stones. The clasp is hammered sterling silver.

Some of the stones Miriam chose have a subtle splash of sandy beige twisting through the grey background, which provides a rich texture to the beads.

Miriam particularly likes the Picasso and lightening-like patterns on some of the puffed square stones she chose for this necklace – and each stone also is reversible,

showing a unique natural pattern. Every stone is a stunning work of art created by nature, and carefully placed by Miriam to create a striking and wearable art treasure.  

Full length of the necklace is 18 inches, including the sterling silver clasp.

The square Zebra Jaspers are one inch wide and 0.25 inches thick at the center.

Each sterling silver starburst bead is one inch square and .0125 inches thick.

The necklace is strung on a flexible but strong, stainless steel, nylon-coated beading wire.
Suggested retail price is $260. YOUR ONLINE PRICE IS $225.

 

GrayZebraStarburst SP14 - $225
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CRAZY LACE AGATE

CRAZY LACE AGATE, also known as Mexican agate, is patterned by nature with beautiful, multicolored swirls - showing dramatic twisting and turning bands of color. The natural hues of these semiprecious gemstone beads are found in yellow and gray, sometimes with shades of pink, tan, orange or red, all intermingling in swirling waves of color. Regardless of its coloration, each crazy lace agate bead displays a unique pattern, and no two stones are alike!

 

 Gray Crazy Lace Agate & Picasso Jasper Necklace with Pendant

   Gray and Black Crazy Lace Necklace & Pendant Black & Gray Crazy Lace Pendant

Varied shapes of GRAY CRAZY LACE AGATE and PICASSO JASPER accentuate the undulating waves that distinguish this interesting and artistic stone.

No two stones are alike, and each one displays different variations of the main colors.

For this Necklace & Pendant Set, Miriam matched octagon-shaped Picasso Jasper, also in shades of black and gray,

with oval and round Gray Crazy Lace stones. Some of the Picasso Jasper stones show the same creamy white and taupe tones as the Pendant.

The Pendant stone is a pyramid-shaped rectangle cut in a wave that accentuate the waves of gray and black pattern,

and the white-to-creamy white and taupe colorations. Miriam's Signature Sterling Silver Swirls follow the color pattern.

Small, antiqued sterling silver corrugated beads accent the natural pattern of the stones.

The Pendant stone measures 1.5 x 7/8 inches.

Each octagon is 0.5 inches in diameter, and 0.25 inches deep.

The oval stones are0.75 x 0.5 inches.

The round stones are 0.25 inches.

Total Necklace length is 20 inches.

Suggested retail price is $300. YOUR ONLINE PRICE IS $256.

CrazyLaceSPG-07 $256
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Gray Crazy Lace Agate & Zebra Jasper Necklace - Rounds, Squares & Oblongs

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Miriam combined a stunning round CRAZY LACE AGATE, with square and oblong GRAY ZEBRA JASPERS to create this distinctive necklace.

The smaller Gray Zebra and Sterling Silver accents add a stylish touch to this elegant piece. The lovely Gray Crazy Lace Agate centerpiece stone chosen by Miriam offers waves

and swirls of a monochromatic palette with accents of black and white winding through the various shades of gray bands and swirls.

Like all Agates, there are translucent and opaque areas. And like most of the stones selected by Miriam, this distinctive centerpiece stone is reversible.

ZEBRA JASPERS are opaque stones with natural dark, jagged stripes of black or brown on backgrounds of white, gray, or tan.

Some of the stones Miriam chose have a subtle splash of sandy beige twisting through the grey background, which provides a rich texture to the beads.

Miriam particularly likes the Picasso and lightening-like patterns on the square and oblong stones she chose for this necklace.

Like the round Crazy Lace Agate, each stone also is reversible.

The Sterling Silver S-shaped Clasp continues the design with its round, flat beaded design. 

Every stone is a stunning work of art created by nature, and carefully placed by Miriam to create a striking and wearable art treasure.

 

Full length of the necklace is 21 inches, including the sterling silver clasp.

The round centerpiece Gray Crazy Lace Agate is 1 3/8 inches in diameter and 2/8 inches deep at its center.

The square Zebra Jaspers are one inch wide and 0.25 inches thick at the center.

The oblong Zebra Jaspers are 1.5 inches long and 5/8 inches wide, and 0.25 inches thick at its center.

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

Suggested retail price is $225. YOUR ONLINE PRICE IS $180.

 

GrayCrazyLaceZebra SP14 - $180
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Gray Crazy Lace Agate & Picasso Jasper Necklace

  Gray Crazy Lace Choker  Gray Crazy Lace Choker Close Up

Varied shapes of GRAY CRAZY LACE AGATE and PICASSO JASPER accentuate the graceful and intricate patterns that distinguish these interesting and artistic stones.

No two stones are alike, and each one displays different variations of the main colors, including a touch of beige.

This stylish necklace includes the octagon-shaped Picasso Jasper, as well as oval and round Gray Crazy Lace Agate stones.

Each stone exhibits undulating waves of gray, black and white, with shades of taupe and white.

Small and medium-sized antiqued sterling silver corrugated beads accent the natural pattern of the stones.

Each octagon is 0.5 inches in diameter, and 0.25 inches deep.

The oval stones are 0.75 x 0.5 inches.

The round stones are 0.25 inches.

Total Necklace length is 18.25 inches.

Suggested retail price is $250. YOUR ONLINE PRICE IS $195.

CrazyLaceSPG-08 $195
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SILVER NEEDLE AGATE

SILVER NEEDLE AGATE is a Sagenite agate which is known for its needle like crystal formation. In its natural form, it is found in varying shades, including light-to-darker grays, browns and reddish browns, olive-to-deep greens, and beige, white and golden yellows. The name of this stone comes from its beautiful sprays of crystal inclusions which grown in a unique needle-like pattern as each stone forms.

Silver Needle Agate Necklace with Fine Carved Silver Buttons

Silver Needle Agate Necklace with Hill Tribes Silver   Silver Agate Necklace Stones

The puffed and rough-cut faceted oval and smooth rectangular beads in this Silver Needle Agate necklace show a natural blend of varying shades gray, brown,

and olive to deep green tones in intricate swirling and marbled patterns. Each natural stone is unique, with remarkable sprays of needle like crystal inclusions,

which is typical of Silver Needle Agate. Like all Agates, there are translucent and opaque areas.  

Every stone is a stunning work of art created by nature, and carefully placed by Miriam to create a striking and wearable art treasure.

The subtle shifts of colorations and jagged streaks of the needle like crystal formations are mesmerizing in the sunlight!

Like most of Miriam's Necklaces, Silver Needle Agate is reversible! The close up views of the stones show their varying natural patterns and colorations. 

Miriam used two HILL TRIBE hand wrought and antiqued fine silver beads, carved with a line design, to accent the center stone.

Small faceted sterling silver beads separate each of the Silver Needle Agate stones.

Full length of the necklace is 21 inches, including the textured sterling silver clasp.

The puffed ovals are approximately 1.125 inches long, 0.75 inches wide and 0.625 inches thick at the center. The longer smooth rectangles are 1.625 inches long, 0.75 inches wide,

and 0.375 inches thick at the center. The smaller smooth rectangles are 1.24 inches long, 0.75 inches wide, and 0.375 inches thick at the center.

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

The puffed antiqued fine silver beads are double-sided rounds with a line design, each measuring 0.625 inches in diameter, and approximately 0.25 inch thick at the center.

A hammered sterling silver hook clasp and small round beads complete this lovely necklace.

ABOUT HILL TRIBES FINE SILVER: These incredible beads are created completely by hand in the remote mountain areas of Thailand,

using a centuries old method, with the distinctive styling of the Hill Tribes. Fine silver has a purity of 95-99%, higher than 92.5% sterling silver.

The silver is softer than sterling, the color is whiter, and it does not tarnish as readily as sterling silver.

Suggested retail price is $356. YOUR ONLINE PRICE IS $265.

 

SilverNeedleButtons SP14 - $265
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Silver Needle Agate Marquise Necklace with Bronze & Silver Accents

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                                                             Bronze Heart ClaspSilver Needle Marquise Agate beads

The delicate and colorful translucent beads in this Silver Needle Agate necklace show a natural blend of varying shades of green, brown, creamy white, salmon,

and golden yellows in intricate marble-like patterns. Each natural stone is unique, and as delicate as fine crystal – which is evidenced by the remarkable sprays of the needle like crystal inclusions, which gave rise to the name of this beautiful Agate. Like all Agates, there are also opaque areas in each stone,

adding to the beautiful patterns and colors. The subtle shifts of colorations and jagged streaks of the crystal formations are mesmerizing in the sunlight!

 Miriam used a combination of sterling silver and Old World BronzeTM bronze to accent this lovely work of art.

Old World Bronze™ beads are handcrafted 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 20.5 inches, including the bronze heart-shaped clasp.

The puffed rectangular center stone is approximately one inch x 0.75 inches.

The delicate marquise stones are 1.25 inches long, 0.75 inches wide.

The textured Old World Bronze nuggets are 0.5 inches long, 2/8 inches wide.

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

Like all Miriam’s jewelry, this necklace is packaged in a lovely gift box.

Suggested retail price is $300. YOUR ONLINE PRICE IS $220.

 

SilverNeedleMarquise-Bronze-Silver $220
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Silver Needle Agate "Pillow" Necklace with Luxurious Sterling Silver Accents

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Silver Needle Agate Center Close-Up

The unique translucent beads in this Silver Needle Agate necklace show a natural blend of brown and reddish brown, light to silver and charcoal gray, golden yellow,

and a touch of a very deep green, all in intricate patterns. Each natural stone features remarkable vivid sprays of the needle-like crystal inclusions,

which gave rise to the name of this striking agate. Like all agates, there are also opaque areas in each stone,

adding to the beautiful patterns and colors of this gorgeous statement necklace.

The subtle shifts of colorations and jagged streaks of the crystal formations are mesmerizing in the sunlight!

Miriam also used four sets of sterling silver smooth discs, surrounded by delicately carved sterling silver frames,

to creatively accent this distinctive work of art.

Full length of the necklace is 18.25 inches, including the hammered sterling silver clasp.

The puffed rectangular stones are approximately 1-1/8 inches x 0.75 inches.

The gently carved sterling silver frames are just less than one inch in diameter.

Round sterling silver beads also accent the stones.

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

Suggested retail price is $600. YOUR ONLINE PRICE IS $420.

 

SilverNeedlePictureFrame $420
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BLACK & WHITE DENDRITIC AGATE

Dendritic agate is an interesting stone that is distinguished by its beautiful and distinct tree or fern like markings known as 'dendrites' - which are brown to black traces of iron or manganese. Considered as one of the rare varieties of agate, Dendritic Agate is technically classified as chalcedony quartz, and not a 'true agate.' That is because it lacks the typical banding seen in most agate stones - but has the translucent to opaque quality of agates, and is usually colorless to whitish-gray or blue-gray. Some stones may include shades of brown, golden brown, and reddish brown due to traces of iron. The iron and manganese crystallize inside the agate in unique branching formations by seeping through fine surface fractures. Some of those fractures appear in many of the stones, which add to their natural beauty. A few stones Miriam used in this series of necklaces are deeper reddish brown due to the iron, but still show the distinct dendritic markings and areas of translucency – which is why they are called “agates.”

Dentritic Agate Ovals with Silver Nuggets - Choose from one of three styles...

Miriam’s Black and White Dendritic Agate & Silver Nugget Necklaces have extraordinary natural patterns.

Because the dendrites form at various depths, each stone is cut to bring the most intricate and decorative natural patterns to the surface.

This often results in uneven and undulating surfaces – which add to the beauty of each stone, and is shown in Miriam’s close up photos.

The beautiful translucency of some of the stones is also shown.

Necklace lengths are as follows:

17.5 inches with one Sterling Silver Nugget - Priced at $150

18.5 inches with two Sterling Silver Nuggets - Priced at $160

19 inches with three Sterling Silver Nuggets - Priced at $170

Each necklace is composed of natural White & Black Dendritic Agate in oval and maquise pillow-shaped stones, measuring 0.5 to one inch.

The sterling silver nuggets are hollow and measure approximately 0.5 to 0.75 inches.

The clasps and small round accent beads are sterling silver.

The necklaces are strung on a strong stainless steel wire that is nylon coated.

Silver Nugget One is 17.25 inches long - Priced at $150

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BW-DendriticSilverNugget-1 $150
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Silver Nugget Two is 18.5 inches long - Priced at $160

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BW-DendriticSilverNugget-2 $160
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Silver Nugget Three is 19 inches long - Priced at $170

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BW-DendriticSilverNugget-3 $170
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BOTSWANA AGATE

Botswana Agate is considered "Agate Royalty" because of its unique patterns and distinct and circular banding, as well as the intense contrasts between the bands. This beautiful stone is found in a variety of natural colors - all showing fine and parallel lines in swirling patterns that only nature can create. When very dark, white, and clear agate bands form closely together, they create a shadow effect known as "paralax." Some stones are in delicate shades of grey, mauve, peach, taupe and pearly creams. Others are tan, grey black, brown, mahogany, pink and white. Miriam also has a beautiful Red Botswana Agate necklace available, which shows bands of red, orange, brown and white, and a bold Black & Brick Red Botswana Agate with ornate bronze accents. Yellow Botswana displays delicate bands of golden to pale yellow and cream, with a hint of orange. Yellow, green and lilac Botswana Agate are extremely rare. Some of the bands are transparent, allowing a fascinating view inside the structure of the stone. Botswana Agate is found in the Mashatu area, as well as along the Limpopo River riverbed, which runs near the border of Botswana and South Africa. Miriam's Collection of stones includes several color varieties.

Botswana Agate "Chunky" Grey/Black Necklace

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Miriam’s "Chunky" Botswana Agate Necklace in shades of grey, black, brown, beige and white – with a touch of mauve.

This outstanding work of wearable art shows every shade of the classic natural Botswana Agate colortones, including its subtle mauves.

The close-up of the stones show their beautiful translucency, as well as the mauvetones. Of course, all the Silver is Sterling.

Weighing in at close to one-half pound, it is definitely for the woman who wants to make a bold statement!

The total Necklace length is 19.5 inches.

The stone “chunks” are 0.5 to 0.75 inches thick, with lengths that vary from 1.25 to 2 inches.


Suggested retail price is $400. YOUR ONLINE PRICE IS $325.

 

Grey Botswana Chunky Necklace $325
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Elegant Marquise-Cut Gray & Red Botswana Agate and Bronze Necklace - SOLD

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Each faceted marquise-shaped stone Miriam chose for this necklace is pillowed, and displays a stunning array of color and patterns - all carefully positioned by Miriam to create a striking and wearable art treasure. This elegant necklace is crafted with a spectrum of gray, to light and dark red Botswana Agate - most stones showing the beautiful Botswana banding and Agate translucency. Some of the bands are transparent, allowing a fascinating view inside the structure of the stone

The pretty Bronze accents add further interest to this elegant piece. As it ages, bronze develops a beautiful patina that enhances the individual character of each bead.

Miriam used Old world Bronze (TM). Each bead is handcrafted using an old-world wax method,

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

Full length of the necklace is 18 inches, including the textured bronze S-clasp.

The faceted Botswana Marquise-shaped stones are approximately 0.5 inches thick at the center

The four Bronze beads are approximately 0.25 inches and are set off by round Bronze spacers.

Botswana Agate rondelles in varying shades of gra are also accented by Bronze spacers.

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

Suggested retail price is $420. YOUR ONLINE PRICE IS $252 - SOLD

 

Botswana-Elegant-Bronze $252
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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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