Bloodstone (Dragon Blood Jasper) Nuggets and Bronze Faceted Necklace for Men and Women (GRN-004)
There is a legend that Dragon Blood Jasper (Bloodstone) is the remains of deceased ancient dragons, probably because even the most polished stones have a rough and craggy surface like the legendary dragon’s skin—the range of forest greens being the skin, and the deep red matrix of iron oxide being the dragon’s blood.The stone is mined in South Africa, China, and Australia. Another variety of this craggy lizard skin-like stone is called Septarian Dragon Stonewhich is white and brown, sometimes in shades of olive green. While the names of these natural stones are often interchanged, The Mineralogical Society of American lists them as two distinctive crystalline structures. Septarian Dragon Stoneis a form of sedimentary rock; Bloodstone (or Dragon Blood Jasper)is a form of Chalcedony.
- Full length of the necklace is approximately 19.75 inches, including the textured bronzeclasp.
- The various shaped faceted nuggets are approximately 9-11 mm by 5-7mm
- The Red Jasper accent rondelles are 8mm in diameter.
- Double-squared carved/beaded Bronze beads are 9mm squared and 6mm deep.
- The abstract round abstract Bronze spacers are 10mm.
- The necklace is strung on a strong but flexible 0.019, 49-strand stainless steel wire that is nylon coated.
Miriam’s Chunky Nugget Bloodstones are probably from South Africa. Like most natural stones, no two are alike—just as Miriam’s designs are one-of-a-kind creations that epitomize the fashion expression Wearable Art. Miriam’s Designer Jewelry is always about the stones - how they look and feel to the touch, and what sort of accent stones and potential wire-wrap designs they inspire. That's one of the reasons she describes her jewelry as "Stones by Mother Nature. Jewelry by Miriam Bat-Rachel.” The textured clasp and beautifully carved and textured accent and spacer beads are from Old World Bronze TM, which is handwought using an old-world wax method, and an exclusive bronze recipe developed by the Charveaux family of metalsmiths in Scottsdale, Arizona.