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Delicate casual and elegant Mexican amber, green Guatemalan jadeite (center bead), and black onyx necklace. Central sterling silver beads. Sterling silver clasp. Graduated and selected handmade amber beads. One of a kind necklace.

Length end to end: 47 cm
Weight: 16 gr

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Amber:

Amber is an organic gem (not mineral), a fossilized tree resin (not a sap), known and appreciated for its natural beauty throughout history. Of great value in jewelry along with pearls and coral. Between 25 and 30 million years old. Amber comes from different trees: in Europe from a pine tree (Pinus Succinifera), in America from a leguminous (Himaenea Courbaril), in Mexico known as Guapinol.

Sometimes there are insects or plant matter trapped in the amber, caught in the resin as it was being exuded from the trees, many millions years ago. Different kinds of insects like spiders, mosquitos, ants. Marine microfossils, leaves and flowers, seeds, feathers, hair and many other small organisms. Some of the most rare fossils found in amber include scorpions, frogs, and even lizards.
Amber has helped entomologists, paleontologists and historians to get a small idea of evolution itself.

Amber has also been used as a healer for medical purposes. In popular beliefs amber is appreciated as a strong protector and for good luck. It is thought to absorb negative energy and release positive one. It has been used historically as a talisman or an amulet.

The amber we work with is mined in Chiapas, Mexico. It is a high quality amber, 100% natural, not treated like most Baltic amber. It is harder than most other ambers, therefore ideal for carving and jewelry. It comes in different beautiful colors: the most common ones yellow, orange and brown, and the more rare ones cherry red (only found in Chiapas), green and blue.

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What does sterling silver mean?
It means .925 parts of pure silver and .075 parts of a different metal, usually copper, giving the silver the needed maleability so it can be worked.

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Jadeite Gemstone Information

Jadeite is a pyroxene mineral and one of the two types of pure jade. The other is known as nephrite jade. Jadeite is the rarer of the two jades
The history of jadeite goes back several thousand years when it was first used to make weapons and tools because of its toughness. Jadeite was highly prized by the Mayans and Aztecs,
Jadeite ranges in color. It occurs in green, white, orange, yellow, lavender, gray and black. The most reliable method of identifying jadeite from other substances is by testing its specific gravity. Nephrite emits a musical tone when it is struck, whereas jadeite does not.
The main source of jadeite is Myanmar (Burma). Jadeite has also been found in Guatemala
most valuable jadeite is translucent. Uneven color distribution can often be mistaken for inclusions.
Jadeite should not be confused with aventurine,
Serpentine looks similar to jadeite, but serpentine is softer, less dense and feels greasy to the touch.
The Mayans and Aztecs believed that jadeite could cure pains in the side of the body.
jadeite was used from prehistoric periods for hardstone carving. Jadeite has about the same hardness as quartz.

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Black onyx

Onyx is a banded variety of the oxide mineral chalcedony. Agate and onyx are both varieties of layered chalcedony that differ only in the form of the bands: agate has curved bands and onyx has parallel bands. The colors of its bands range from white to almost every color (save some shades, such as purple or blue). Commonly, specimens of onyx contain bands of black and/or white.
Black onyx is thought to have protective properties and to bring inner strength, self-confidence and mental discipline to its wearer. Additionally, onyx is said to help to release negative emotions and alleviate fear and anxiety. Physically, onyx is believed to help in wound healing, childbirth, eye and ear problems and to benefit the skin, hair, teeth and nails Some cultures consider it to be virtuous and protective.

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Mexican amber, Guatemalan green jadeite and black onyx necklace. Sterling silver beads and clasp. Handmade.

$150.00

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: Mexican amber, Guatemalan jadeite, Black onyx, Amber beads, Black onyx beads, Jadeite bead, Sterling silver beads, Sterling silver clasp
  • Ships from Mexico to select countries.
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