Green Aventurine Teamed with Ocean Jasper and Lots of Sterling Silver! (GRN-017)
Miriam combined the natural colors of Ocean Jasper with Green Aventurine, and two types of artistically hammered Sterling Silver beads, to create a dynamic necklace--A unique statement piece that is casual, sophisticated, and attention-getting. Aventurine is a translucent gemstone that contains small inclusions of mica and iron oxide that give the stone it beautiful inclusions and granular appearance. The mica enhances the quartz with a stunning glistening effect, especially in the sunlight. Ocean Jasper® is the trade name for a fascinating Orbicular Jasper, easily recognized by its usually distinct (but sometimes subtle) multi-colored orbicular patterns that range from light-to-dark browns and forest greens, and light-to-dark rusty reds and oranges.
- Necklace length is 23.5 inches.
- Large Aventurine stones are 15mm in diameter.
- Smaller Aventurine stones are 8mm.
- Aventurine rondelles are 6mm.
- Large Ocean Jasper barrels are 24mm x 11mm.
- Smaller Ocean Jasper barrels are 10mm x 9mm.
- Small Sterling silver nuggets are approximately 8mm.
- Textured Sterling Silver beads are 15mm x 10mm.
- Textured Sterling Sllver Tire-shaped beads are 15mm in diameter and 7mm thick.
- The clasp is sterling silver.
Aventurine is a form of chalcedony (quartz)also known as Indian Jade. It is found in several natural colors, including red-orange, a deeper reddish-brown, yellow, and dark-to-light green.
Recent research suggests that Ocean Jasper is actually the mineral chalcedony. It was discovered in 1999 in Madagascar by a Frenchman named Paul Obeniche and introduced to the general public at the 2000 Tucson Gem Show. The name Ocean Jasper was given to the stone by Obeniche and Eugene Mueller of the Gem Shop. This interesting stone is found only in Madagascar, in two different mines that are about ten miles apart.