Charoite and Tektite sterling silver beaded necklace 481

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Item details

Handmade

Material

Gemstone, Glass, Silver

Dimensions

Necklace length: 18 Inches

Charoite is a rare silicate mineral, first described in 1978 and named for the Chara River. It has been reported only from the Sakha Republic, Siberia, Russia. Tektites (from Greek τηκτός tēktós, "molten") are gravel-sized bodies composed of black, green, brown, or gray natural glass formed from terrestrial debris ejected during meteorite impacts. After we cut and polished this stone, I really wanted to do something special with the setting. So I chose a solid sterling 24 gauge backing and we chose a black tektite to be the accompanying stone. I made a scalloped bezel around both stones and put silver prongs for accent, more than to hold the stones in place. I made a hanger from sterling silver tube large enough to put beads through which Sarah has done. This necklace feels good to the touch. This piece looks very sophisticated. I had designed it to be a pendant but we decided to make it a necklace instead. Sarah included black tektite and purple Russian charoite beads to harmonize with the centerpiece. Other beads include pale purple lepidolite, black onyx, freshwater pearls, Swarovsky crystals and Czech glass. The spacer beads and larger ornate beads are sterling silver, as well as the large hook and eye clasp.
Charoite is a rare silicate mineral, first described in 1978 and named for the Chara River. It has been reported only from the Sakha Republic, Siberia, Russia. Tektites (from Greek τηκτός tēktós, "molten") are gravel-sized bodies composed of black, green, brown, or gray natural glass formed from terrestrial debris ejected during meteorite impacts. After we cut and polished this stone, I really wanted to do something special with the setting. So I chose a solid sterling 24 gauge backing and we chose a black tektite to be the accompanying stone. I made a scalloped bezel around both stones and put silver prongs for accent, more than to hold the stones in place. I made a hanger from sterling silver tube large enough to put beads through which Sarah has done. This necklace feels good to the touch. This piece looks very sophisticated. I had designed it to be a pendant but we decided to make it a necklace instead. Sarah included black tektite and purple Russian charoite beads to harmonize with the centerpiece. Other beads include pale purple lepidolite, black onyx, freshwater pearls, Swarovsky crystals and Czech glass. The spacer beads and larger ornate beads are sterling silver, as well as the large hook and eye clasp.

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