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...On this page, the brilliant translucent-to-opaque oranges, reds and peachy colors of

RED AVENTURINE, CARNELIAN, RED-ORANGE BOTSWANA AGATE, RED-BLACK BOTSWANA AGATE,

and the distinctive natural patterns of MONTANA MOSS and LAGUNA AGATE...

Scroll down the page to see Miriam's beautiful and colorful collection.

RED AVENTURINE

AVENTURINE is a translucent gemstone also known as Indian Jade. It is a form of chalcedony (quartz) that contains small inclusions of mica or iron oxide that give the stone a granular appearance and glistening effect. It occurs naturally in shades of green, red and peach, and yellow to golden brown. Opaque or transluscent, it glistens in the sunlight - and in candlelight. Deposits are found in Brazil, India, Austria, Russia (Urals and Siberia), and Tanznia.

Peachy-Red Aventurine Necklace & Pendant

  Red-Peach Aventurine Red-Peach Aventurine Pendant

Sparkling bits of mica highlight the beautiful peachy-red AVENTURINE stones Miriam selected to handcraft this necklace and pendant.

The necklace is accented with Sterling silver rondelles and square CARNELIAN beads.

The unique twisted pendant is attached to the necklace with a sterling twisted bale.

The sterling clasp is gently hammered. (Note: The pendant is not removable.)

The full length of the necklace is 18.25 inches, including the clasp.

The natural Aventurine "sticks" vary from 0.25-0.75 inches long.

The natural Aventurine twist pendant is 1.75 inches long and approximately 1-inch wide at its widest portion.

Six Carnelian square beads also add interest to this one-of-kind statement piece.

The accent beads and clasp are Sterling Silver.

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

Suggested retail price is $305. YOUR ONLINE PRICE IS $225.

Peachy-RedAvenNeckPend SP-19 $225
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CARNELIAN

CARNELIAN ONYX is a layer stone with a red base and an upper white layer. It can be either opaque or translucent, or a combination of both as shown in the stones Miriam uses. It may be best known for its wide use (along with blue lapis) in ancient Egyptian jewelry, and with Turquoise in Native American jewelry. Mot Carnelians are heat-treated to ring out Mother Nature's most beautiful natural colors and translucent qualities. In some of her Carnelian Collection, Miriam added Red Botswana Agate, which shows bands of red, orange, brown and white, and Fire (Cosmic) Agate which has a distinctive spotted pattern of colorations. (Some faceted Cosmic Agates have been coated with a white man-made substance that, when heated, provides a permanent "crackled" look to the facets.)

Carnelian Faceted Necklace

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Stunningly faceted CARNELIAN gemstones are set-off by sterling silver and round faceted COSMIC (FIRE) AGATES.

This necklace is a perfect match to the Carnelian Bracelet also shown further down on this page.

The total Necklace length is 21.5 inches.

The focal point center of the Necklace measures a total of 2.25 inches in length.

The elongated, faceted Carnelians are 0.5 inches long.

The two round faceted Fire Agates are just less than 0.5 inches in diameter.

Suggested retail price is $450. YOUR ONLINE PRICE IS $365.

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

Special Value Pricing is available only if you buy all three necklaces in this series.

CarnelianFacets - $365
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Carnelian & Fire Agate Necklace

Carnelial & Fire Agate Necklace  Carnelian & Fire Agate CloseUp

Varying shaped CARNELIAN and ornate Bali silver accents set off these beautiful and highly faceted FIRE AGATES, some of which have the "crackled" feature noted by Miriam.

The translucence and sparkle of these stones in the sunlight is remarkable! This necklace is a beautiful match to the Carnelian Bracelet also shown on this page.

Necklace length is 24 inches.

The round Fire Agates are just less than 0.5 inches in diameter.

Suggested retail price is $450. YOUR ONLINE PRICE IS $385.

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

Special Value Pricing is available only if you buy all three necklaces in this series.

CarnFireAg $385
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Carnelian Rectangles

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Beautifully carved and beaded Bali beads accent the gorgeous CARNELIAN in this Necklace.

Necklace length is 27.5 inches.

The two largest Bali beads are 0.5 inches in diameters.

The rectangular barrel-shaped Carnelians range from 0.75 inches to 0.25 inches,

with smaller Carnelians interspersed that further enhance Miriam's design.

Suggested retail price is $500. YOUR ONLINE PRICE IS $425.

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

Special Value Pricing is available only if you buy all three necklaces in this series.

CarnRectang $425
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Carnelian Trio Special Value

 Carnelian Trio Focals

The CARNELIAN Trio shown above was designed to be worn separately or as a luxurious set.

Sold separately, the suggested retail value would be $1175.

Buy all three Necklaces in this series for the Special Value Price of only $705.

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

CarnTrioSpecialValue $705
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Carnelian & Bali Bracelet

Carnelian Bracelet

The CARNELIANS in this elegant Bracelet are translucent and beautifully faceted.

The stones are interspersed with Silver beads that have intricately carved patterns of swirls and beads.

The Bracelet length is 7.25 inches. 

Each of the three large faceted stones is approximately 1-1/8 x 0.5 inches and 0.25 inches deep.

Suggested retail price is $350. YOUR ONLINE PRICE IS ONLY $250.

Carnelian/Bali Bracelet-$250
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Carnelian "Statement" Necklace with Pendant

   

This bold, one-of-a-kind CARNELIAN and BRONZE Necklace is a beautiful example of Wearable Art.

The magnificent Carnelian Pendant exhibits both the layered opaque and translucent properties of this wonderful stone.

The stunning round disc-shaped stones and saucers softly drape around the necklace, while still keeping the bold look of this statement piece.

The bronze beads Miriam selected to accent the pendant add a distinctive artistic expression to this unique necklace.

As it ages, bronze develops a beautiful patina that enhances the character of each piece. Miriam chose Old World Bronze(TM) beads that are handcrafted

using an old-world wax method and an exclusive bronze recipe developed by the Charveaux family of metalsmiths in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The full length of the necklace is 21.25 inches, including the clasp.

The Carnelian Pendant stone measure 40mm in diameter and is 15mm thick at its center.

Carnelian disc-shaped stones range from 16-18mm in diameter and are 11mm thick.

The saucer-shaped Carnelians are 13mm in diameter and 6mm thick at the center.

The two triple-round Bronze accent beads measure 11x14mm, and the Bronze spacers are 9mm.

The textured handwrought S-shaped Clasp and rings are also Old World Bronze(TM).

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

YOUR ONLINE PRICE IS $620.

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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 "parallax." Some stones are in delicate shades of grey, mauve, peach, taupe and pearly creams. Others are tan, grey black, brown, mahogany, pink and white. Red Botswana shows bands of red, orange, brown and white. 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. Her most recent designs are offered below. If you don’t see a design you like, Miriam will be happy to custom design a Necklace, bracelet or earrings just for you. (Email Miriam at moonbeams@powercom.net)

 

Red Botswana Agate & Carnelian "Chunky" Necklace - SOLD

Botswana Agate Red Necklace  Botswana Agate Red CloseUp

From Miriam’s NEW “Chunky” Collection comes this unusual design crafted with CARNELIAN “chunks,”

round Carnelian beads and nine RED BOTSWANA AGATES shaped like abstract teardrops.

This necklace is a beautiful statement piece that can be worn with business attire, jeans – just about any outfit!

The intricate Botswana banding of browns, reds (more like a red-orange) and whites provide an additional splash of vibrant color to the Carnelian chunks.

Full length of the necklace is 19.5 inches.

Stones range in size from 0.5 to 1.25 inches, and the chunks are up approximately 0.25 inches thick.

The round Carnelians are 0.25 inches in diameter.

This is a heavy necklace that weighs approximately 0.5 pounds.

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


Carnelian-Red Botswana Necklace - $300
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Carnelian/Red Botswana Agate “Chunky” Bracelet - SOLD
Red Botswana Agate and Carnelian Chunky Bracelety

"Chunks" and rounds of CARNELIAN beads mixed with RED BOTSWANA AGATE form a statement bracelet that can be worn with any outfit – Suits, dresses or jeans. Like the Necklace shown above, the beautifully banded stones combine varied shades of orange, red-orange, white and a touch of brown. The bracelet measures 8 inches, perfect for the larger wrist, but with stones smoothly polished to be comfortable even on a smaller wrist.

Suggested retail price is $210.YOUR ONLINE PRICE IS $150.- SOLD


Carnelian-Red Botswana Bracelet - $150
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Spectacular Black & Red Botswana Agate "Diamonds" and Black Onyx Necklace

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Each bold stone Miriam chose for this necklace displays the maximum array of colors and patterns - and is carefully positioned to create a striking and wearable art treasure. This spectacular necklace is crafted with deep black and dark-to-light red Botswana Agate - most stones showing the beautiful Agate translucency. Some of the bands are transparent, allowing a fascinating view inside the structure of the stone.

The ornate Bronze embellishments have Black Onyx inserts to add further interest to this bold statement piece.

Like most of Miriam's necklaces, this one-of-kind work is reversible.

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

The textured Botswana "Diamonds" are approximately one-inch square and more than 0.25 inches thick at the center.

The two Black Onyx round stones are 6/8 inches in diameter.

The ornate Old World Bronze(TM) beads are approximately one-inch long and 0.25 inches wide at the center.

Faceted small Black Onyx beads separate each Botswana Agate stone.

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

(Click here to see Miriam's Chunky Gray, Mauve, and White Botswana Agate necklace, and a Stunning Gray & Red Botswana Agate!)

Suggested retail price is $300. YOUR ONLINE PRICE IS ONLY $225.

Botswana-Spectacular $225
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MONTANA MOSS & LAGUNA AGATE and DENDRITIC MERLINITE

MONTANA MOSS AGATE is a beautiful clear to translucent chalcedony (agate) found in the alluvial (fan-like) gravels of the Yellowstone River – remnants of the flowing lava that traveled over the riverbeds. This distinctive and decorative stone is also called “scenic agate” because of its graceful dendritic (tiny tree and fern or moss-like) patterns. The lush amber-to-red colorations are iron oxide and the black is manganese oxide. If you were to look at these intricate patterns under a high-power microscope, you would see the tracings of little canals - which eons ago carried the water containing one or more of these metals deep into the stones. Over the years, as the water dried out, the canals closed so tightly that the naked eye could not see them. The beautiful patterns you do see come from those tiny canals as they branched out. In a series of dazzling necklaces, Miriam has combined this distinctive natural stone with LAGUNA AGATE, DENDRITIC MERLINITE, CITRINE and BRONZE. LAGUNA AGATE is found in a remote mountain range of Chihuahua, Mexico. It is one of the most banded agates in the world, known for its tight banding and bright colors. The bands may be clear or white or any other color. Striking color combinations along with subtle color shifts in the banding are common. The amber-red stones Miriam chose blend well with the Montana Moss Agate. DENDRITIC MERLINITE is a chalcedony (agate) with both opaque and translucent areas, and some stones show a glowing pearl-like chatoyancy. Although some may call this stone an “opal” because of the glow, it is not! While beautiful in its own right, Merlinite does not have the iridescent color play of real opals. Not all the Merlinites Miriam chose show the opal-like chatoyancy, but all have distinctive and interesting dendritic patterns.

Montana Moss "Sunrise" Necklace

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Miriam blended MONTANA MOSS AGATES, DENDRITIC MERLINITE, and accents of CITRINE and BRONZE to design and handcraft this dazzling 18-inch Necklace

that sparkles equally in the sunlight, during sunset, or by candlelight. From pale to deep amber, red, and black to translucent creamy white,

to perfectly clear, each one of the stones Miriam used is an exquisite example of Nature’s unique creations.

The BRONZE beads Miriam selected add a distinctive artistic expression to this unique, one-of-kind necklace.

As it ages, bronze develops a beautiful patina that enhances the individual character of each piece. Miriam used Old World Bronze™ beads

that are handcrafted using an old-world wax method, and an exclusive bronze recipe developed by the Charveaux family of metalsmiths in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The full length of the necklace is 18 inches, including the handmade carved bronze clasp.

The teardrop-shaped Montana Moss Agates measure 5/8 to 1 inch in length,

and are approximately 0.5 inches in width at the widest portions of the stones.

The oval Montana Moss Agates measure 6/8 inches long and 3/8 inches wide at the center.

The Dendritic Merlinite nuggets vary in shape and size from 0.25 to 5/8 inches in length.

The clasp and spacer beads are hand wrought Old World Bronze (TM).

Small Citrine rondelles add a touch of sparkle to the Bronze accents.

Tiny round spacer beads are hand-rolled African Brass.

Crimps and crimp covers are bronze coated metal.

The necklace is strung on a flexible antique metallic bronze-colored 49-strand stainless steel wire that is nylon coated.

Suggested retail price is $340. YOUR ONLINE PRICE IS $258.

 

MontanaMossSunrise - $258
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Montana Moss, Laguna Agate & Moss Merlinite "Sunshine" Necklace

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Miriam blended MONTANA MOSS & LAGUNA AGATES with DENDRITIC MERLINITE and accents of CITRINE and BRONZE to design and handcraft this exceptional 21-inch Necklace

that sparkles equally in the sunlight, during sunset, or by candlelight. From pale to deep amber and red, and black to translucent creamy white, to perfectly clear -

each one of the stones Miriam used is a stunning example of Nature’s creations. The BRONZE beads Miriam selected add a distinctive artistic expression

to this unique, one-of-kind necklace. As it ages, bronze develops a beautiful patina that enhances the individual character of each piece.

Miriam used Old World Bronze™ beads that are handcrafted using an old-world wax method, and an exclusive bronze recipe developed by

the Charveaux family of metalsmiths in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The full length of the necklace is 21 inches, including the handmade carved bronze clasp.

The teardrop-shaped Montana Moss Agates measure 5/8 to 1 inch in length,

and are approximately 0.5 inches in width at the widest portions of the stones.

The marquise-shaped Laguna Agates mesure 1.5 to one inch in length.

The Dendritic Merlinite nuggets vary in shape and size from 0.25 to 5/8 inches in length.

The clasp and spacer beads are hand wrought Old World Bronze (TM).

Small Citrine rondelles add a touch of glimmer to the Bronze accents.

Tiny round spacer beads are hand-rolled African Brass.

Crimps and crimp covers are bronze coated metal.

The necklace is strung on a flexible antique metallic bronze-colored 49-strand stainless steel wire that is nylon coated.

Suggested retail price is $350. YOUR ONLINE PRICE IS $270.

 

MontanaMossSunshine - $270
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Montana Moss & Laguna Agate and Dendritic Merlinite "Sunset" Necklace

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Miriam blended MONTANA MOSS AGATES, DENDRITIC MERLINITE, and BRONZE to design and handcraft this exquisite and attention-getting 23-inch Necklace.

It glows in the sunlight, during sunset, or by candlelight. From pale to deep amber and red, black to translucent creamy white, to perfectly clear,

each one of the stones Miriam used is lovely example of Nature’s unique creations.

BRONZE beads Miriam selected add a distinctive artistic expression to this unique, one-of-kind necklace.

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

Miriam used Old World Bronze™ beads that are handcrafted using an old-world wax method,

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

The full length of the necklace is 23 inches, including the handmade carved bronze clasp.

The teardrop-shaped Montana Moss Agates measure 5/8 to 1 inch in length,

and are approximately 0.5 inches in width at the widest portions of the stones.

The marquise-shaped Montana Moss Agates measure 6/8 inches long and 3/8 inches wide at the center.

The Dendritic Merlinite nuggets vary in shape and size from 0.25 to 5/8 inches in length.

The clasp and spacer beads are hand wrought Old World Bronze (TM).

Tiny round spacer beads are hand-rolled African Brass.

Crimps and crimp covers are bronze coated metal.

The necklace is strung on a flexible antique metallic bronze-colored 49-strand stainless steel wire that is nylon coated.

Suggested retail price is $365. YOUR ONLINE PRICE IS $285.

 

MontanaMossSunset - $285
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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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