Multistrand torsade of blue chalcedony, freshwater and keishi pearls, and colored shell. this stunning necklace fastens with an authentic Bali silver hook and eye clasp.
This necklace measures 18 inches in length.
You can view other Chalcedony jewelry items here, or Bali Silver items here.
Chalcedony is a catch-all term for quartz with microscopically small crystals. Chalcedony forms in rounded crusts, rinds or stalactites in volcanic and sedimentary rocks. The name probably comes from Chalcedon or (Calchedon), an ancient port city on the Sea of Marmara in modern-day Turkey. Good blue and purple chalcedony are still being mined in Turkey and several locations in Africa, including hard-to-get Namibian material. Indonesia is producing purple chalcedony along with other colors, including yellow to deep orange. The U.S.A. also boasts active blue and purple chalcedony mines. Chalcedony has made great marks on history. Because of its abundance, durability and beauty, chalcedony was one of the first raw materials used by humankind. Its earliest recorded uses were as projectile points, knives, tools and containers.
Bali silver is handcrafted by talented silversmiths throughout the the island of Bali, a small island in the Indonesian archipelago, which is renowned for its artistic and cultural heritage.
For centuries, Balinese artists have perfected their skills. Communities specialize in specific artistic traditions that are passed down from generation to generation. As a result, these silversmiths display superb technique and immense patience. Each bead is carefully made with exquisite detail. Every silver dot is individually placed, every surface patterned by hand. Each bead is a work of art, and no two are exactly alike.