Soft Grays, and Subtle Browns and Olive Greens of Silver Mist Jasper Make a Vibrant Statement in this Beautiful Necklace (EAR-009)
Silver Mist Jasper is found in subtle, lovely, and sometimes deep neutral colors with bands of gray, tan, and cream. Some Silver Mist Jasper might also display a soft green hue, with gray and tan-colored bands. Some stones show a bold and contrasting streak or splash of deep reddish brown.For this necklace, Miriam chose stones with a subtle touch of green. She matched these beautiful natural stones with a carved square bronze bead showing an intricate swirling pattern— which she artistically placed off-center. As its ages, bronze develops a beautiful patina that enhances the individual character of each piece. Miriam used Old World Bronze™which is handcrafted using an old world wax method, and an exclusive bronze recipe developed by the Charveaux family of metalsmiths in Scottsdale, Arizona.
- Full length of the necklace is 19 inches, including the textured and handwrought bronze clasp.
- Puffed (pillowed) Silver Mist Jasper ovals are approximately 1 inch long, 0.75 inches wide, and just less than 0.25 inches thick at the center.
- The bronze swirling focal bead is 0.75 inches square and just greater and 0.25 inches thick.
- Small spacer rounds are handrolled African brass.
- The necklace is strung on a flexible but strong, stainless steel, nylon-coated beading wire.
Silver Leaf, Silver Mist, and Silver SmokeJaspers all show a subtle elegance of neutral shades that are versatile—and look enough alike to confuse even “stone aficionados.”These lovely stones are fashionable and stylish, and perfect for designing jewelry that is both bold and understated depending on the necklace design and accent beads! Silver Leaf Jasperis finely colored and patterned in shades of cream and black, and bits of brown – sometimes with hints of red. Its patterns tend to be in lines and bands. Silver Mist Jasper is found in subtle and lovely neutral colors with bands of gray, tan and cream. Some Silver Mist Jasper displays a soft green hue, with gray and tan-colored bands—some stones showing a bold and contrasting streak or splash of deep reddish brown. Silver Smoke Jasper shows wispy lines of light smoky gray against a darker gray to black background. Silver Mist Jasper can also be confused with some Saturn Jasper stones, but the Saturn-type rings are generally deeper in color and more distinct than the patterns on Silver Mist Jasper. All these stone varieties are beautiful, no matter what gemologists call them—and it’s not unusual for designers to name stones by how they look in in comparison to similar stones and in the sunlight.