African Transvaal Jade leaf necklace with aventurine and moss agate

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African Transvaal Jade leaf necklace with aventurine and moss agate

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Another of my efforts to use semi-precious stones and other beautiful natural materials to bring the great outdoors indoors and create pieces that will be a pleasure to wear.

I've combined green moss agate and aventurine beads with dark brown tiger ebony wood beads - each separated by a small gold-plated spacer. The pendant is a carved leaf made of African Transvaal jade.

The 18" necklace closes with an elegant gold-plated toggle clasp with wire guards and double crimping for security.

The pendant is pictured back and front and with a quarter for size. The close-up of a section of the strand gives you a better idea of the natural beauty of the wood and gemstone beads.

Inspiration/Story Behind This Product

Transvaal Jade is not actually Jade: it is a green grossular garnet with inclusions of darker chromite. When the first deposit was discovered it was thought to be jade and so was given the name Transvaal jade (after one of the provinces of the old South Africa. Later it was found to be grossular garnet; however the name stuck. Transvaal jade can be distinguished from jadeite or nephrite (true Jade) by its high refractive index.

Moss agate is a beautiful green stone with fern-like patterns formed by the presence of manganese and iron oxides. The 6 mm stones in this necklace are a range of hues, some opaque, and some transparent, showing the typical moss-like inclusions that give the gemstone its name.

Aventurine - Aventurine is a translucent to opaque variety of microcrystalline quartz. It contains small inclusions of shiny minerals that give the stone a sparkling effect known as aventurescence. Inclusions of mica will give a silverish sheen.

Materials Used

aventurine, moss agate, gold plate, tiger ebony wood

Product Attributes

Color: Green

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I'm in Canada so items can take a week to ten days to arrive in the United States. Also, postage is high in Canada (small population, huge country), but I charge the absolute minimum for shipping, often less than it costs me.

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BlytheSpiritCreations on Jul 6, 2015
5 stars

I have been delighted with purchases I have made from Artfire. I now have a wonderful pen from steampunk creations-my friend will love it! The prehnite gemstone earrings are so beautiful- how delightful to have a site with choices like these at such a reasonable price.
Patron188429 on Feb 3, 2013
5 stars

I absolutely LOVE these pieces, especially the bear pendant! Shipping was very fast and the seller was very nice and even emailed to let me know that she sent the piece - I will definitely be a return customer. Thanks Debbie!

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