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On this page, the bright blue-greens and teals of CHRYSOCOLLA, RUSSIAN AMAZONITE, and TURQUOISE

Each necklace and pendant design on this page is part of Miriam's

"SOUTHWESTERN CHIC" collection - and is a unique work of art!
Please scroll down the page to see them all!

 

CHRYSOCOLLA

CHRYSOCOLLA is characterized by splashes of blues, blue-greens and greens, and marble-like markings. In some stones the colorations are especially vivid, contrasting sharply with this stone's vitreous and earthy (nonreflective) luster. Chrysocolla that intergrows with turquoise and malachite is referred to as "Eilat Stone," since it is found in Israel near the town of Eilat. Variations of this beautiful gift of nature are also found in Chile, Peru, and the former USSR, Zaire, and the USA (Arizona).

Abstract-Shaped Chrysocolla Pendant & Necklace

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All the beauty of CHRYSOCOLLA and its earthy (nonreflective) luster is evident in this lush Pendant & Necklace set. Hammered Silver accents are generously placed among the Chrysocolla Nuggets. The beautiful colorations and of the Pendant stone are set off by its abstract-faceted cut, and enhanced by Miriam's handcrafted Signature Swirls of twisted Sterling Silver. The Pendant stone measures 1.75 x 1.5 inches, and is 0.25 inches thick. The full length of the Necklace is 20 inches. Suggested retail price is $500.

YOUR ONLINE PRICE IS $375.

Abstract Chrysocolla Pendant/Necklace $375
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Barrel-Shaped Chrysocolla Necklace & Earrings

 

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The elegant facets of this uniquely shaped CHRYSOCOLLA bring out the vivid turquoise blues and greens of this exceptional stone, which is surrounded by intricately carved sterling silver beads and oval, square and disk-shaped beads. The focal stone is just more than 1.5 inches long and more than 0.5 inches in depth. The full necklace measures 16.5 inches, and has a sterling chain that extends the necklace to a full 18 inches. An oval Chrysocolla dangles from the end of the extension chain. Matching Chrysocolla earrings dangle 1.5 inches from sterling silver lever-backed (hinged) earwires. Suggested retail price for the necklace is $520.

YOUR ONLINE PRICE FOR THE NECKLACE IS $400.

 

Barrel-Shaped Chrysocolla Necklace $400
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Barrel Chrysocolla Earrings $125
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Special Value Set
Barrel-Shaped Chrysocolla Necklace /Earrings Set $465
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RUSSIAN AMAZONITE

AMAZONITE, also known as Amazon Stone, is a member of the feldspar family. Feldspar comprises a group of minerals containing potassium, sodium, calcium and aluminium silicates. They are the most common rock-forming minerals. Historically, RUSSIAN AMAZONITE - which is the darker version of Amazonite - was first discovered in Russia, in the granite in Miass, along the Ilmen Mountains in Chelyabinks, Russia. Because this darker form of the semiprecious gemstone was first found in Russia, the name remains. Not all "Russian" Amazonite, is mined there - but don't let the name "amazonite" fool you. This stone is not found in the Amazon Basin! According to Brazilian legend, the Amazon people gave "green rocks" to visitors of the region. Europeans, who were already famliar with the green microline stones from Russia, assumed the blue-green rocks given to them by the Indians of South America were the same stones.

Russian Amazonite & Bronze Nugget Necklace

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This lovely necklace is composed of various size Russian Amazonite beads and rough-cut nuggets, accented with Old World Bronze (TM). Russian Amazonite beads offer a deeper, brighter green to blue-green (teal) color than typical Amazonite stones, with gray and white striations that are often more pronounced - some having a lovely sheen (chatoyancy) in the sunlight. Miriam favors the teal color and especially likes the way the beautiful white striations add a special design element to each piece, making it even more unique.

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 20 inches, including the handmade bronze clasp.

The Russian Amazonite nuggets range from 5/8 to 7/8 inches long and 3/8 to 6/8 wide.

The Russian Amazonite spacer beads vary in size and shape.

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

Tiny round 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 for the necklace is $350.YOUR ONLINE PRICE IS $240.

 

RussianAmazonite-BronzeNugget $240
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Russian Amazonite & Bronze Twist Necklace 

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This gorgeous necklace is composed of various size Russian Amazonite beads and rough-cut nuggets, accented with Old World Bronze TM.

The handwrought focal bronze “Twist” makes a real statement in this necklace,

which is sure to attract attention! 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 20.5 inches, including the handmade bronze clasp.

The Russian Amazonite nuggets range from 5/8 to 7/8 inches long and 3/8 to 6/8 wide.

The Old World Bronze Focal “Twist” Bead is one inch long, and 0.5 inches wide

The Russian Amazonite spacer beads vary in size and shape.

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

Tiny round 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 for the necklace is $350.YOUR ONLINE PRICE IS $240.

 

RussianAmazonite-BronzeTwist $240
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Russian Amazonite & Bronze Diamond Necklace 

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This stunning and unique necklace is composed of various size Russian Amazonite rough-cut nuggets and Old World BronzeTM Diamond-shaped beads.

The handwrought bronze beads create a rich element of design in this necklace, which can be worn for any occasion - stylish with jeans as well as high-fashion with an evening dress.

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 bronze clasp.

The Russian Amazonite vertical nuggets range from 0.75 to one inch in height; the horizontal nuggets are 6/8 to 7/8 inches long.

The Old World Bronze Diamond beads are 6/8 inches in height, and approximately 4/8 inches at the center.

The clasp is handwrought Old World Bronze and the tiny round 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 for the necklace is $395.YOUR ONLINE PRICE IS $260.

 

RussianAmazonite-BronzeDiamond $260
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TURQUOISE

Most of the TURQUOISE Miriam uses was mined in Arizona, a state known for its fine stones. Turquoise is also mined in other areas of the Southwestern United States, as well as in China, Chile, Egypt, Iran, and Mexico. Whenever possible we identify the source! Arizona Turquoise is well-known for its various colors and types of matrices, depending on the mine. For example, most of the Turquoise mined in the Southeastern part of Arizona has an unusual matrix of black Pyrite - which often looks like silver or gold when olished. There are other minerals associated with mined Turquoise nuggets. FAUSTITE is Turquoise with the addition of zinc and sulfates, which gives it a yellow to lime green color. In fact, some people call FAUSTITE "Lime Green Turquoise," "Lime Turquoise," or "Yellow Turquoise." The same is true for stones that have both Turquoise and VARISCITE, or Turquoise and CHALCOCIDERITE within the same nugget. In Arizona, the Sleeping Beauty Mine is known for its light blue Turquoise without a matrix - a rarity that makes it very costly and hard to find! Much of the Turquoise from the Kingman Mine is bright blue with a spiderweb matrix. The Bisbee Mine (now closed) produced Turquoise with a bright blue color and a chocolate brown matrix. We'll do our best to identify the source of the Turquoise used in Miriam's jewelry.

Lapis Lazuli & Turquoise "Chunky" Necklace

   

Miriam used beautifully faceted LAPIS LAZULI and TURQUOISE nuggets to create a cheerful, colorful, and stylish necklace with a distinct SOUTHWESTERN FLAIR!

The Sterling Silver beads provide just the right accents to set off the unique appeal of the necklace and the distinguishing characteristics of the beautiful stones.

Based on its matrix, the Turquoise in this necklace is believed to be from the Kingman Mines.

Full length of the necklace is 21 inches (including the textured Sterling Silver clasp), and it weighs 8 oz.

The Lapis Lazuli flat stones are center drilled measure 12-15 mm.

The chunky Lapis Lazuli stones are beautifully faceted and measure 21-23 mm long, and 9-14 mm thick.

Sterling Silver "tire-shaped" beads are 12 mm in diameter.

Very small faceted rondelles at the ends of the necklace (near the clasp) are Sodalite.

The necklace is strung on a strong, but flexible, 0.024-in 49-strand, nylon covered stainless steel beading wire.

(Click here to learn more about natural Lapis Lazuli, and to see more of Miriam's Lapis jewelry.)

YOUR ONLINE PRICE IS $675.

CLICK HERE TO ORDER THIS PRODUCT DIRECTLY FROM MOONBEAMS...You will be invoiced via PayPal.

Or you may purchase this product TODAY from our Etsy shop by clicking here.


Turquoise and Lapis Lazuli Nugget Necklace

   

Stunning TURQUOISE nuggets, accented with Matte Lapis Lazuli and carved Sterling Silver, shows all the distinguishing characteristics of these beautiful stones.

Based on its matrix, the Arizona Turquoise is probably from the Kingman Mines.

The carved silver beads provide just the right touch to set off the unique appeal of this striking necklace.

Total length of the necklace is 19.25 inches, including the textured Sterling Silver clasp.

The Turquoise nuggets and Matte Lapis stones are center drilled. They vary from 10-22 mm.

The sterling Silver rectangles measure 13 x 9 mm, and are carved on all four sides.

Sterling Silver 2.5 mm beads separate the nuggets.

The necklace is strung on a strong, but flexible, 0.024-in, 49-strand, nylon covered stainless steel beading wire.

(Click here to learn more about natural Lapis Lazuli, and to see more of Miriam's Lapis jewelry.)

YOUR ONLINE PRICE IS $675.

CLICK HERE TO ORDER THIS PRODUCT DIRECTLY FROM MOONBEAMS...You will be invoiced via PayPal.

Or you may purchase this product TODAY from our Etsy shop by clicking here.

 

 

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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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