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Chunky White and Turquoise Magnesite Necklace, Silver Handmade Jewelry

Item Description

If you adore wearing stylish, chunky jewelry, the DESERT SKY handmade necklace is perfect for you!  Created with a huge dose of the spirit of the Southwest sky, the unique necklace features two colors and shapes of magnesite gemstones and sterling silver.  Magnesite is normally an off white gemstone with a lovely dark, web-like matrix.  Since the stone takes a dye very easily, magnesite can be found in a wide range of colors, turquoise being the most popular dyed color.  The one of a kind DESERT SKY necklace uses two colors of magnesite.  The first is white magnesite, the gemstone’s natural color.  The white magnesite is cut in smooth rondelles, and, as you can see in the photos, they are liberally spread with eye catching dark grey matrix.  The stones are graduated in size, larger in the front and smaller in the back.
Separating the first 12” / 30.5 cm of the white magnesite rondelles are dyed turquoise magnesite discs.  The discs are a unique multi-petaled flower shape.  Because of the carving of the individual “petals,” a whimsical look is added to the necklace, along with great texture, against the silky smoothness of the white magnsite.  Natural brown and black matrix can be seen throughout the turquoise-colored stones.  So that the necklace flows sinuously when worn, 3 mm sterling silver beads separate each gemstone.  The last 3” / 7.6 cm on each side of the necklace is finished with white magnesite rondelles and sterling silver beads.  A sterling silver hammered hook clasp set securely fastens the necklace.  Perfect jewelry to wear with your office garb or favorite faded blue jeans, the DESERT SKY necklace was carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs for the woman who loves one of a kind designer jewelry.

  • Graduated white magnesite rondelles:  from app. 22 mm to 12 mm (0.86” x 0.47”)
  • Flower petal turquoise magnesite:  app. 16 mm (0.62”)
  • Metal:  sterling silver
  • Clasp:  hammered sterling silver hook clasp
  • Length:  app. 20” / 51 cm


***  For a better understanding of the relative size of the magnesite used to create the DESERT SKY artisan necklace, please be sure to check out photo # 3 for a size comparison with a quarter.

Magnesite is said to help turn dreams into realities and instills peace during meditation.  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 DESERT SKY magnesite gemstone  necklace was carefully designed and handmade in a dog friendly, smoke free studio.  The 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. It will be carefully packed in an organza jewelry bag, perfect for gift giving to a loved one . . . or to yourself!   
***Please be aware that not all computer monitors show colors exactly the same. The colors of the components used to create each piece of jewelry are extremely close to the actual color on my monitor. They may appear lighter or darker on yours.  


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