As Delicate as Fine Crystal ~This Silver Needle Agate Marquise Necklace is Brilliant as the Sun (YEL-007)
The delicate and colorful translucent beads in this Silver Needle Agate necklace show a natural blend of varying shades of golden yellows and greens, with just the right touches of creamy white and salmon, all in intricate natural patterns. Each stone is unique, and was cut into a pillowed marquise shape that is as delicate as fine crystal--which is evidenced by the remarkable translucent and transparent sprays of the needle-like inclusions of this beautiful Agate. Like all Agates, there are also opaque areas in each stone, adding to the beautiful natural patterns and colors. The subtle shifts of colorations and jagged streaks of the crystal formations are brilliant. Miriam used a combination of Sterling Silver and finely sculpted and textured Old World BronzeTM to accent this lovely work of art. The Old World Bronze Clasp is shaped as a double heart.
- Full length of the necklace is 20.5 inches, including the bronze clasp.
- Puffed rectangular center stone is approximately one inch x 0.75 inches.
- Delicate marquise stones are 1.25 inches long, 0.75 inches wide.
- 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.
The Old World Bronze™ beads and clasp were handcrafted using an old-world wax method, and an exclusive bronze recipe developed by the Charveaux family of metalsmiths in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Silver Needle Agate is a Sagenite agate, which is known for its needle like crystal formations.The “needles” or filaments intersect and are often arranged in fans or sunbursts. Sagenitic Agates are found all over the world in most agate deposits. Although the occurrence of Sagenite inclusions in agate is usually limited. It occurs in nodules or veins. The oxide minerals grow in the agate when it is in a liquid or gelatinous state. The inclusions grow and are supported by this liquid medium. If sageniteinclusions grow outside of the gel, the tops of the needles resemble a
pincushion. The pseudomorphous inclusions get their form mainly from needle-shaped acolytes. aragonite, gypsum, goethite and antimonite. Sometimes Sagenite and Plume (fluffy moss-like) inclusions can occur together.