Amber barrel bead and amethyst chain necklace


Gorgeous amber and amethyst necklace.

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Handmade amber barrel beads with faceted amethyst spheres. The amethyst sparkles in the light. The amber beads were carefully crafted and each one is unique. The amber has beautiful blue and green tones in the sunlight. Each bead is individually wired with copper wire and attached in a chain to make a very durable piece of jewelry that’s surprisingly lightweight. Sterling silver clasp.

Necklace length: 58cm
Beads between 19x10mm and 21x14mm

The amber is from Chiapas, Mexico and is 100% natural and untreated. Mayan amber untreated can be found in colors much more diverse than the common yellow: Wine, honey, cognac, green (extremely rare) and blue, as well as beautiful translucent shades of aqua and violet. Mexican amber is especially well-known for its deep red, which is extremely uncommon in other amber-rich areas of the world.

Our Mexican amber is mined from the state of Chiapas, in Southern Mexico, where the veins running through the strata are estimated to be some 24-30 million years old. Here, the amber was formed from the resin of an ancient tropical tree (genus Hymenaec), the same genus of tree that produces the prized amber of the Dominican Republic. As a fossilized resin, amber is not a mineral substance like most other gems, and it is this organic quality that makes amber unique.

Birthstone of February, amethyst is a lilac variety of quartz. Its purple color is due to impurities of iron within the quartz crystal. The name comes from the Greek ‘not intoxicate,’ as the stone was rumored to protect its wearer from drunkeness. Medieval soldiers thought it would keep them cool-headed. It has been worn by bishops and cardinals and was thought of as a royal stone.

Copper is the metal of Venus, the planet of love. This essential metal is known to help purify the body of toxins. It is also said to help with arthritis and joint problems.

This item ships from Mexico and will take 2-3 weeks to arrive


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