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Featured on this page are a variety of Jasper and Agate Necklaces...

Colorful FANCY, INDIAN, AFRICAN, RED and IMPERIAL Jaspers - and uniquely patterned Brown, Terra Cotta Red and Cream Jaspers & Agates

Please scroll down the page to see all Miriam's distinctive designs!

There are a variety of natural Jaspers and Agates in many colors and color combinations.

FANCY and INDIAN JASPERS have an opaque blend of earth tones including forest green,

dark honey brown and rich mauve, subtly mottled with cream. MOUKAITE and IMPERIAL JASPER -

which may also be found in varying shades of honey brown,

reddish brown, mauve, gray and cream - are often mixed with FANCY, AFRICAN and INDIAN JASPERS to create interesting and colorful jewelry.

RED JASPERS  show varying patterns in which a rich terra cotta dominates the desert landscape patterns.

 IMPERIAL JASPER is also a CHALCEDONY (or microcrystalline quartz), which can have both solid (opaque) and translucent qualities.

(See the bottom of this page for a complete explanation of the differences between Jasper, Agate and Chalcedony natural stones.)


Brown & Red Flower Agate, Mushroom Rhyolite and Bronze Necklace

Brown Flower Agate & Mushroom Rhyolite necklace  Mushroom Rhyolite focal stone  Brown-Red Agate stones  Old World Bronze Clasp

The design of this necklace could be called Boho Chic or Rustic.

Either way, Miriam’s design and the stones she selected show the beautiful range of soft colors typical of Brown & Red Flower Agates and “Mushroom” Rhyolite,

which she chose as the center stone of this necklace. Each stone of this delicate necklace shows the most beautiful natural characteristics of both stone types.

The handmade bronze beads and carved bronze clasp Miriam selected add a distinctive artistic expression to her design.

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. 

FLOWER AGATE is actually a Moss Agate that shows a flower or fern-like pattern of color.

These patterns form due to the presence of manganese and iron oxides. Colors may range from soft brown to deep red, dark to dove or blue gray,

and very dark mauve or burgundy, and display both opaque and translucent areas.  

RHYOLITE begins in a molten state as lava flows onto the surface of stone and moves forward.

The forward movement may be what gives an allusion of flowing color that is so characteristic of this stone,

which exits naturally in mottled colors of brown, mossy green and a deep rusty-red.

MUSHROOM RHYOLITE gets its name from the small fungal-like shapes in gray to brown,

which are usually bordered with red halos - and occasionally brecciated (solidified) with quartz against a green background. (Click here to see more Rhyolite necklaces.)

The full length of the necklace is 18.5 inches, including the handwrought, carved bronze clasp.

The freeform center stone is a Mushroom Rhyolite measuring 1-1/8 inches long and ¾ inches at its widest point.

The eight oval tube shaped beads in shades of brown and red, are approximately 1.5 inches long and approximately 3/8 inches in diameter at the center.

The handwrought bronze spacer beads are 0.25 inches long and approximately 2/8 inches in diameter.

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

Other findings (crimps, crimp caps & jump rings) are antique bronze coated metal.

Suggested retail price is $245. YOUR ONLINE PRICE IS $187.

 

BrownRedAgate-MushroomRhyolite SP23 - $187
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Brown & Red Flower Agate and Bronze Necklace

Brown-Red-Flower Agate Necklace  Brown-Red-Flower Agate Beads    Bronze Clasp

This charming necklace shows the beautiful range of soft colors typical of Brown and Red Flower Agates. FLOWER AGATE is actually a Moss Agate that shows a flower or fern-like pattern of color.

These patterns form due to the presence of manganese and iron oxides.

Colors may range from soft brown to deep red, dark to dove or blue gray, and very dark mauve or burgundy, and have both opaque and translucent areas.  

Each stone of this delicate necklace shows its natural rustic characteristics.

The handmade bronze beads Miriam selected add a distinctive artistic expression to her one-of-kind design.

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 handwrought, carved bronze clasp.

The center stone is a pillowed, marquise shaped, deep red flower agate with some blue-gray streaking.

It measures approximately one inch long, 0.75 inches wide, and approximately 3/8 inches thick at its center.

Six additional marquise pillowed beads are slightly smaller than the center stone and show a range of natural flower-like patterns.

The four oval tube-shaped beads in shades of brown and red, are approximately 1.5 inches long and approximately 3/8 inches in diameter at the center.

The handwrought bronze spacer beads range from 2/8 to 3/8 inches long.

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

Other findings (crimps, crimp caps & jump rings) are antique bronze coated metal.

Suggested retail price is $225. YOUR ONLINE PRICE IS $147.

 

BrownRedAgate SP23 - $147
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Mixed Fancy Jasper & Silver Necklace

Fancy Jasper Diamond-Shaped Necklace

Fancy and Imperial Jasper puffed diamond-shaped stones create a striking rainbow of colors and natural patterns in this eye-catching Necklace.

The necklace (and each stone) are reversible - each side showing varied patterns.

The puffed diamond-shaped stones are softly faceted to accentuate even more the beautiful natural patterns and colors.

The larger stones are 0.5-inch. The smaller "diamonds" are 0.25. The large brushed Sterling Silver "diamonds" are just less than 0.5-inch; the smaller "diamond" is 0.25-inch.

The Hook Clasp is hammered Sterling Silver. Full Necklace length is 18 inches.

Suggested retail price is $300. YOUR ONLINE PRICE IS $245.

FancyJasperSPG-014 $245
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Imperial Jasper and Bronze Reversible Necklace    

Imperial Jasper and Bronze Pendant/-Necklace Imperial and Bronze Pendant-Necklace.2                             

This modern and elegant natural Imperial Jasper Necklace is accented with hand-wrought Bronze beads.

The soft browns, gentle mauves and pinks, and red, black and blue-gray striations of the Imperial Jasper forms interesting and gentle waves of color.

The textured hand-wrought bronze beading adds to the uniqueness of this "Wearable Art".

Photos show the front and back views of the necklace, which can be worn either way.

The full length of the necklace is 16 inches, including the hand-wrought bronze clasp.

Each of the 8 puffed rectangular stones measure 1 x 0.5 inches. The V-shaped pendant measures 2 x 0.75 inches.

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

Suggested retail price is $350.  YOUR ONLINE PRICE IS $275.

Imperial Jasper & Bronze SP23 $275
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African & Imperial Jasper Necklace

African & Imperial Jasper Necklace, Bracelet & Earrings    African & Imperial Jasper Necklace, Bracelet & Earrings

The unusual mauves of IMPERIAL JASPER are striking in the focal stone of this stylish Necklace, as well as the oval stones that surround it.

The diamond-shaped and oval AFRICAN JASPER stones are a perfect compliment, bringing out the rich russet that is also seen in the focal stone.

The focal stone is 2 x 0.75 inches. Diamond-shaped and oval stones are 7/8 inches. The Necklace is 20.75 inches long.
Suggested retail price is $325.  YOUR ONLINE PRICE IS $250.

Imperial Jasper Necklace - $250
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African & Imperial Jasper Bracelet

African-Imperial Jasper Bracelet

The striking russets and deep salmon colortones of the IMPERIAL JASPER Miriam used to craft this bracelet are a perfect compliment to the rich russet and soft cream patterns

of the AFRICAN JASPER focal stone. This bracelet, including the clasp, is a lovely match to the necklace shown above.

In fact, the bracelet can be attached easily to the back of the necklace to extend its length by eight inches!

Bracelet length, including the Sterling Silver clasp, is 8 inches.

The diamond-shaped and oval stones are 7/8 inches.

Suggested retail price is $220.  YOUR ONLINE PRICE IS $165.

 

AfricanImpBracelet SP23 - $165
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Red Jasper and Bronze Necklace

Red Jasper and Bronze Necklace 

Red Jasper Necklace - CloseUp 

One of Miriam's unique, one-of-kind designs, this sleek and sophisticated natural Red Jasper and Bronze necklace

is designed to be worn all year round - and for any occasion.

Each stone has a different natural pattern in hues of rusty-red, beige and a touch of gray. Small accent beads are natural jasper in beige and putty.

 The full length of the necklace is 19.5 inches, including the beautiful handmade bronze clasp.

The six-sided polygons measure 0.75-inches long and approximately 5/8-inches thick, and are solid opaque stone.

The bronze spacer beads and clasp are hand-wrought and also measure approximately 5/8 inches in diameter. 

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

Suggested retail price is $230.  YOUR ONLINE PRICE IS $205.

Red Jasper & Bronze SP23-2 $205
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Red Jasper and Bronze Lace Necklace

Red Jasper & Bronze Lace NecklaceRed Jasper & Bronze lace Pendant

The beauty of the desert is the only way to describe the gentle shades of the Red Jasper beads

Miriam used to create a necklace that can be worn for any occasion.

The swirling soft shades of browns, grays, taupes and terra cotta reds of natural Jasper form unique patterns on each bead.

The textured hand-wrought bronze beads add to the uniqueness of the necklace.

The smaller accent beads are Mojave Jasper, handwrought bronze, and sterling silver.

The full length of the necklace is 19 inches, including the handwrought bronze clasp.
Each of the 10 puffed pyramid-shaped stones measures approximately one inch long, and 0.25 inches thick.
The round lace-carved bronze center bead is 0.75 inches in diameter, and is accented by smaller bronze beads measuring a bit more than 0.25 inches in diamater.
The necklace is strung on a strong antique metallic brass-colored flexible 49-strand stainless steel wire that is nylon coated.

Suggested retail price is $350.  YOUR ONLINE PRICE IS $275.

RedJasperBronzeLace SP-23 $275
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Red and Imperial Jasper and Bronze Oval Necklace

Brown & Imperian Jasper with Bronze Oval NecklaceBronze Oval Pendant

The romance of the beautiful Sonora Desert of the Southwest is how Miriam describes the softly flowing shades of the Imperial, Brown and Red Jasper beads she used to create a necklace that is an artistic statement piece. Each bead shows a unique pattern of swirling soft and romantic waves of grays, taupes, deep terra cotta reds, and the soft mauves that are typical of natural Imperial and Brown Jaspers.

The jasper and handwrought bronze accent beads add to the distinctive beauty of the necklace.

The bronze pendant, also crafted by hand, is beautifully carved and textured, as is the S-shaped bronze clasp.

The smaller accent beads are Mojave Jasper and handcrafted bronze.  

The full length of the necklace is 19.5 inches, including the handwrought bronze clasp.

Each of the six puffed pyramid-shaped stones measures approximately one inch long and 0.25 inches thick.

Each of the four puffed barrel-shaped Imperial Jasper stones measure 0.75 x 0.5 inches and are approximately 0.25 inches thick.

The oval bronze center bead is 1.25 inches in length and 0.5 wide at its center.

The round and triangular bronze accent beads measure approximately 0.25 inches.

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

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

RedJasperBronzeOval SP-23 $285
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Can you tell the difference between Jaspers, Agates and Chalcedony?

The primary difference is in their diaphaneity - or how easily light passes through a material.

There are three general levels of diaphaneity: Transparent (light and images pass through), Translucent (light passes through), and Opaque or solid (no light passes through).

Natural Jasper is opaque, while Agates may show both translucent and transparent areas, as well as more solid areas.

Simply put, if you put light behind a stone and can see through it, then it is an Agate. If the light does not shine through the stone, it is a Jasper.

Sounds simple enough, BUT the difference between Jaspers and Agates is not always straightforward.

Both Agates and Jaspers are comprised of QUARTZ, which is one of the most common minerals on our plants.

Quartz is comprised of two major types of crystals: macrocrystalline (large crystal) and cryptocrystalline (small crystal). Some small crystal quartz are called CHALCEDONY.

When Chalcedony is concentrically banded, it is called an Agate (probably because you can see some solid bands in addition to translucent and transparent bands).

For example, Blue Lace Agate is a small crystal Chalcedony. It has both translucent and solid banding.

Examples of large crystal Chalcedony, which are clear (and not banded) are Smokey Quartz, Amethyst, and Citrine - and are not considered Jaspers nor Agates.

The IMPERIAL JASPER stones used in Miriam's Imperial Jasper jewelry has areas of translucent banding (like an Agate).

Its patterns are much less regular and defined than those of the other Chalcedony varieties, like Blue Lace Agate.

Miriam designs all her Semiprecious Gemstone jewelry to acentuate the natural features of each stone's natural color and texture.

 

 

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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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