Ivory Jade, Dalmation Jasper, and Stamped Leaf Necklace
A fun trio of charms hang from a forged silver circle. A hand made S shaped clasp sits in the front, connecting to the ring. A gorgeous mustard yellow jade teardrop is surrounded by little faceted dalmation jasper and a hand stamped leaf charm. Gold wire adds a cool contrast to the oxidized silver. Measures 24". Sterling silver and 14k gold fill.
About Jade: Jade is the term applied to forms of jadeite and nephrite. These minerals are similar in appearance and a distinction between the two often is not made. But, because of its more intense color and translucency, jadeite now brings higher prices and is thought to be the true jade. Both beautiful and durable, jade has been used since prehistoric times for its ornamental and practical qualities. Since at least 2950 BC, jade has been treasured in China as the royal gemstone, yu. The word yu is used in Chinese to call something precious, as in English we use gold.
About Dalmatian Stone: With its natural dots reminiscent of the dog's coat, it's easy to see where Dalmatian Jasper gets its name. This opaque white stone is spotted with black and brown spots. The black is actually black tourmaline. Dalmatian jasper is believed to lessen or remove disillusionment.
About 14k gold fill: 14K gold filled wire is a professional jewelers grade wire. Gold filled wire is not plated. It is a tube of solid 14K gold mechanically bonded to a brass or silver base. There is 100 times more gold in gold filled than in gold plate wire. This layer of gold must be a minimum of 1/20th of the total metal weight to be called gold filled. The color looks exactly like 14k gold. It is tarnish-resistant, safe for sensitive skin and unlike gold plate, it will not wear off. It is a great way to enjoy affordable gold jewelry.
Your jewelry will arrive beautifully gift wrapped in a small box. Multiple items will be combined, unless separate boxes are requested. If this is a gift being shipped directly to the recipient, please let me know. I will be glad to include a note from you.