Red Coral Black Onyx Bib Necklace, Handmade Chunky Statement Jewelry

Item Description

Big and bold and oh so breathtaking, the ATLANTEAN TREASURE handmade necklace is perfect for a mermaid from Atlantis  . . . or a lovely mermaid who is land bound!  The chunky bib necklace features rustic red bamboo coral branches, each piece unique and very organic.  Twisted oval black onyx gemstones finish the back of the necklace, adding subtle sparkle.  Thai Hill Tribes fine silver three-sided beads separate the coral from the black onyx.  Dare to dazzle each and every time you wear this eye catching beauty, the ATLANTEAN TREASURE necklace was carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs for the woman who loves one of a kind, statement jewelry.   

  • Red bamboo coral branches:  from app. 51 mm long to 20 mm long
  • Twisted black onyx:  app. 12 mm x 9 mm (at widest)
  • Metal:  sterling silver
  • Length:  app. 18.25” / 46.4 cm
  • Drop of longest red coral branch:  2” / 5.1 mm

***  For a better understanding of the relative size of the red bamboo coral branches used to create the ATLANTEAN TREASURE handmade necklace, please be sure to check out photo # 6 for a size comparison with a quarter.
The graduated-in-size red bamboo coral branches have such an amazing rustic look to them.  Bamboo coral is naturally creamy white, so the coral used in the ATLANTEAN TREASURE necklace is permanently dyed to look like the very endangered Mediterranean red coral.  Because of the coral’s organic nature, each piece picked up the red dye a bit differently, especially where there are natural lighter or darker pigmented areas on the surface of the coral.  A majority of the pieces have bewitching “branches,” but a few are fairly straight.  The coral is graduated in length, the longer pieces are in front and the shorter are at the back.  So that the red coral would hang down evenly, two small sterling silver beads were placed between each piece, add a rich silver glow against the rich red.  
Separating the red bamboo coral from the black onyx on each side is a single Thai Hill Tribes fine silver bead.  Individually made by Karen Hill Tribes artists high in the hills of Thailand, the beads were handcrafted from fine silver which contains more silver content than the more common sterling silver.  Fine silver has an old heirloom silver glow about it, and because of its higher silver content, it does not tarnish as quickly as sterling.  A sterling silver daisy spacer was placed at each end of the Thai beads.
At the back of the necklace can be found black onyx beads with twisted oval shape.  The gemstones have a very high gloss finish.  Because of the twist shape, the beads capture and reflect back light beautifully.  Six gemstones can be found on each side of the necklace, each separated by small sterling silver beads.
To finish the necklace, a hammered sterling silver hook clasp set was used.

Red Coral is used to help calm life, to restore harmony in the event of an emotional conflict.  Black Onyx is believed to be a powerful protective stone and is used as a defense against negative thinking; it is said to bring balance to mind and body and helps the wearer approach a task with greater self confidence.  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 ATLANTEAN TREASURE artisan red coral and black onyx 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.  

Beautifully Unique Handmade Jewelry
for the Discerning Woman




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