Vesuvianite Beaded Necklace: A five inch length (13 cm) of faceted 4-5mm natural stone beads hang on a cable chain with flat links that catch the light and a lobster clasp. These Vesuvianite beads (also known as Idocrase) are translucent/transparent olive green, so they look like a darker version of Peridot but are a different stone. Beads are slightly graduated in size, and are strung on durable coated beading wire that drapes nicely, with round crimp covers at each end for a polished finish. A simple, lightweight style you can wear alone or layered with other pieces.
Expect features characteristic of natural stone beads, including surface imperfections, inclusions, etc. Note that colors and brightness vary on different monitors. You get the exact piece shown here.
METAL: All metal components are at least .925 Sterling Silver. Chain is Argentium, a special form of Sterling Silver that is brighter and more resistant to tarnish (storing it in a closed container when not wearing for periods of time is still recommended). According to argentiumsilver.com it is more pure (.935 silver) and is made exclusively from recycled silver.
SIZE: Beads range from 4 to 5 mm across each, beaded portion of necklace is 5 inches long (13 cm). Necklace is 18 inches long to hang down in an open neckline or on top of a shirt with a higher neckline. It can be shortened to 16 inches (if you prefer to wear it near your collarbone), choose the option you prefer when purchasing!
SHIPPING: Ships within USA via Priority Mail with insurance. Each additional item purchased from my shop at the same time ships for $2 (each item packed individually in its own gift box). Ships to Canada via First Class with insurance. (buyer is responsible for any duty/tax)
PACKAGING/GIFTS: Jewelry is carefully packed in a 100% recycled kraft-covered gift box tied with eco-friendly hemp cord (color varies). If you would like a printed receipt, let me know in "notes to seller" when you check out. Jewelry is ready for gift-giving (no price tags). If you are having it shipped DIRECTLY TO THE RECIPIENT: please let me know in the "notes to seller" when you check out (or contact me through Etsy immediately after the purchase), and I will include a "Gift for you being sent on behalf of [your name]" type note, instead of a "Thank You" note. If you have a specific message you would like included, I can do that for you as well.
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Each piece is READY TO SHIP and you get the EXACT PIECE SHOWN, I take the time to photograph every item (except for extenders which are made to order). Please read description for dimensions. I use solid Sterling and Argentium Silver and quality natural stone beads. I hope you find something to delight you! - Jennifer