Simply Elegant Black Tourmaline, African Brass and Sterling Silver Necklace (BLK-012)
Stunning Black Tourmaline Pebble Necklace has a combination of Brass and Sterling Silver accents is sleek and beautiful! Miriam's Signature Swirl is woven into the African Brass Pendant. The African Brass Pendant is beautifully crafted using a wax casting method, which is considered a lost art. The bronze beads used to accent the necklace are Old World Bronze(TM), which also is handwought using an old-world wax method, and an exclusive bronze recipe developed by the Charveaux family of metalsmiths in Scottsdale, Arizona.
- Necklace length is 16 inches long including the hook-shaped Sterling Silver clasp.
- Tourmaline pebbles are 0.5 x 0.25 inches.
- Diameter of the round African Brass Pendant is 7/8 inches.
The Dutch imported tourmaline from Sri Lanka in 1703 to Western and Central Europe. The new gems were name Turamali, a Sinhalese word that is thought to mean "mixed colors.” An appropriate name, as there are many varieties of Tourmaline recognized in the trade today: Black (schorl), which is the most common variety, blue (indicolite), pink and red (rubellite), brown (dravite), green, multicolored, and even a white variety. "Watermelon Tourmaline" is a crystal with green on the outside and pink in the middle. Today, Tourmaline is found in many countries, including Burma, United States, Brazil, and Zimbabwe.