Classy Surfer Necklace for Men and Women Features Tibetan Turquoise and Stunning Blue Lapis (BLGR-007)
Miriam teamed Natural Tibetan Turquoise with stunning Blue Lapis Lazuli to create this Rustic and Classy Surfer Necklace! Miriam’s Designer Jewelry is always about the stones—how they look and feel to the touch and what sort of accent beads they inspire. Her designs are one-of-a-kind creations that epitomize the fashion expression “Wearable Art.” That's one of the reasons she describes her jewelry as "Stones by Mother Nature. Jewelry by Miriam Bat-Rachel.”
- Full length of the necklace is approximately 20 inches, including the stunning handwrought bronze clasp.
- Three center Lapis stones are 10mm in diameter and 6mm deep.
- Heishi Tibetan Turquoise stones are 9-10mm in diameter.
- Bronze accents are 9mm x 2mm.
- Saucer-shaped metal beads on each end of the necklace are Antique Gold-Plated Brass.
- Clasp is handwrought Old World BronzeTM
Bracelet and matching earrings are available by special order only.
About Tibetan Turquoise: Tibet and Nepal have been a source of beautiful Turquoise since ancient times. Mined in the Himalayas, it is usually blue-green to green and often found in its natural state with abundant brown colorations. Most of the stones in this Classy Surfer necklace are blue-green. The clear blues that are seen in American and Persian Turquoise are quite rare in Turquoise from Tibet.
About Old World BronzeTM: As it ages, bronze develops a beautiful patina that enhances the individual character of each piece. Miriam used Old World BronzeTM. Each bead is handcrafted using an old-world wax method, and an exclusive bronze recipe developed by the Charveaux family of metalsmiths in Scottsdale, Arizona.
About Lapis Lazuli: Prized for its intense color, sometimes including a hint of violet, natural LAPIS LAZULI also shows varying degrees of golden or silver pyrite streaks that shimmer like little stars when the stones are polished. While Afghanistan remains a major source of LAPIS LAZULI, important amounts are also produced from mines west of Lake Baikal in Russia, and in the Andes mountains in Chile. Smaller quantities are mined in Italy, Mongolia, the United States and Canada. The Lapis used by Miriam in this Classy Surfer necklace shows an abundant of pyrite – which glistens beautifully in the sunlight.