Elegant and Striking Russian Serpentine and Textured Bronze Necklace (GRN-011)
The Puffed Round Russian Serpentine stones in this necklace are of exceptional quality and color—and the textured Bronze beads Miriam selected add a distinctive artistic expression to this unique, one-of-a-kind necklace. As it ages, bronze develops a beautiful patina that enhances the individual character of each piece, matched only by the natural luster of Russian Serpentine.
- Full length of the necklace is 19.5 inches, including the textured hand-wrought bronze clasp.
- Nine, puffed round Russian Serpentine stones are 35mm in diameter and approximately 9mm thick at their centers.
- Exquisite Old World Bronze™ “beehive-textured”beads are 5x11mm, and accented with 2.5mm sterling silver beads.
- The necklace is strung on a strong but flexible 0.024 49-strand antique bronze stainless steel wire that is nylon coated.
Bracelet and matching earrings are available by special order only.
Russian Serpentine is found in the Ural Mountains of Russia. Its dark-to-light, olive green colorations, and interesting black spotted and veined matrix is the basis of the name, which comes from the Latin serpentinus, meaning "serpent rock." In the sunlight, these lovely stones have a metallic-like sheen, with small flashes of natural iridescence. Serpentine is not known to be treated or enhanced in any way, but is generally polished to show off its beautiful natural characteristics and luster, which may be vitreous or silky.