JUICY AMAZON | Emerald Pearl necklace with Jade and Prase
This is a unique double necklace made of elegant facetted Emeralds and genuine freshwater Pearls.
It features a handcrafted wrought pendant in Rhodium plated solid Sterling Silver with an interesting hammered surface.
Two other beautifully green Gemstones are set into the pendant, a round Jade and an oval Chrysoprase cabochon.
This composition is a personal translation of the Amazon forest's juicy and lustre green, which we urgently need to protect for future generations.
The precious metal Rhodium is twice as valuable as Gold, it gives the Silver in this necklace a beautiful longlasting shine and keeps if from tarnishing.
About the Emerald:
The Incas and Aztecs, in whose former realm the best emeralds are still found today, regarded the Emerald as holy gemstone.
However, the oldest known finds were once made near the Red Sea in Egypt.
These were already exploited by Egyptian Pharaohs between 3000 and 1500 B.C. being referred to as the 'Cleopatra's Mines', and had been exhausted by the time they were rediscovered in the early 19th century.
In Emeralds inclusions are tolerated, in high quality fine emeralds can even be more valuable than diamonds.
The green of the Emerald is the colour of life and in ancient Rome, the colour of Venus, goddess of beauty and love.
About the Pearl:
The Pearl is a symbol of faithfulness integrity and wisdom.
It is also said to have calming qualities.
The Pearl is the birthstone for the ones born in June.
About the Chrysoprase:
Derived from the Greek 'chrysos' (golden) and 'prason' (leek), chrysoprase is a type of chalcedony, that often forms in thick veins between matrix of light, sandy stone.
This gemstone has a characteristic colour, a dense and translucent apple green.
Used by both the Greeks and Romans as a decorative stone, this is the most valued variety of chalcedony.
Jade is a beautiful green gemstone that has been in fashion since prehistoric times.
It’s name is actually derived from its suggested healing properties to the loins and the kidneys, it means ‘loin stone’,
which is still its name in Spanish ‘piedra de ijada’.
The Emerald and Pearl necklace is 52 cm long in total.
The light grey Pearls are 5 mm long and have a diameter of 3.8 mm.
The faceted Emerald roundels are between 3.4 mm and 5 mm in diameter.
The Sterling Silver pendant is 45 mm wide, 38 mm high and 9 mm strong.
The round jade cabochon has a diameter of 13.3 mm and the oval chrysoprase cabochon measures 16.9 x 13.4 mm.