Apple Jasper and Coral Handmade Necklace, Unique Gemstone Beaded Beach Jewelry
This delightful handmade necklace, named ST. TROPEZ, is filled with the images of sun drenched beaches. Put the lovely necklace on, close your eyes and be whisked away to beachy climes . . . at least in your mind. A one of a kind beauty, the necklace features five rich looking, faceted apple jasper teardrops. Salmon pink coral frangi and sterling silver provide a gorgeous color combination to perfectly highlight the apple jasper teardrops. The ST. TROPEZ artisan necklace was carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs for the woman who appreciates unique, exquisitely handcrafted jewelry.
- Apple jasper teardrops: app. 12mm x 12mm (at widest) x 6mm
- Coral frangia: from app. 14mm to 4mm in length
- Metal: sterling silver
- Clasp: toggle clasp; sterling silver
- Length: 17.5" / 44.5 cm
The stars of the handmade necklace are the five faceted apple jasper teardrops. Just look at the warm, earthy colors contained in each bead! Apple jasper is a type of red jasper that is found only in Africa and is known for its wide range of colors and patterns usually on a brick red background. The five teardrops used in the ST. TROPEZ necklace were carefully handpicked to spotlight the ones with the prettiest natural patterns. As you can see from the photos, the designs in the jasper teardrops look almost like flowers, most with a darker reddish center and then shades of reddish pink in the surround. The faceting of the teardrops add a subtle flash to the necklace when the light hits the stones just right. Each teardrop is framed on both sides with sterling silver daisy spacers and 2mm sterling beads.
To accentuate the pinkish "flowers" in the apple jasper teardrops, salmon pink coral frangia (sticks) were used. The coral frangia is generally a medium salmon pink color, although there are some natural splotches of darker and lighter color. The coral is also graduated in size, the longer sticks being in the front and gradually getting smaller towards the back. There is wonderful kinetic energy to the coral frangia because they will rotate as the necklace, always giving a slightly new look to the necklace.
To finish ST. TROPEZ, a beautifully patterned sterling silver toggle clasp set was chosen. The toggle clasp was connected to the main body of the necklace with sterling silver crimps. The crimps were then covered with sterling crimp covers to mimic 3mm sterling silver beads. A perfect finish for a beautiful, beachy necklace!
For a better understanding of the relative size of the apple jasper teardrops and the coral frangia used in the ST. TROPEZ necklace, please be sure to check out photo #5 for a size comparison with a dime.
Apple Jasper is known for its nurturing, soothing properties that helps to create peaceful feelings; it is said to balance all energy centers (yin and yang). Pink Coral is associated with love, family and community. Silver is a metal of love and healing; it is a mirror to the soul, helping us to see ourselves as others see us.
The ST. TROPEZ handmade necklace will come with two informational drop tags: one with the piece's name; the other lists the materials used in the necklace and the language of the stones and metals.
***Please be aware that not all monitors show colors exactly the same. The colors of the items used to create my jewelry are extremely close to the actual color on my monitor. The colors may appear lighter or darker on your monitor.
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