Mookaite Stone Necklace - Australian Jasper Natural Stone Jewelry

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Mookaite Stone Necklace - Australian Jasper Natural Stone Jewelry
  • Mookaite Stone Necklace - Australian Jasper Natural Stone Jewelry
  • Mookaite Stone Necklace - Australian Jasper Natural Stone Jewelry
  • Mookaite Stone Necklace - Australian Jasper Natural Stone Jewelry
  • Mookaite Stone Necklace - Australian Jasper Natural Stone Jewelry
  • Mookaite Stone Necklace - Australian Jasper Natural Stone Jewelry
  • Mookaite Stone Necklace - Australian Jasper Natural Stone Jewelry
  • Mookaite Stone Necklace - Australian Jasper Natural Stone Jewelry
  • Mookaite Stone Necklace - Australian Jasper Natural Stone Jewelry
  • Mookaite Stone Necklace - Australian Jasper Natural Stone Jewelry
  • Mookaite Stone Necklace - Australian Jasper Natural Stone Jewelry
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Bold and exotic, these handmade necklace features a gorgeous Australian mookaite gemstone accented with a handcrafted gold brass bail. The stone has a gorgeous, natural pattern in hues of deep purple, burgundy, mauve and yellow. Since each stone has its own unique pattern - you'll be wearing a one-of-a-kind piece.

Mookaite is a jasper found only in Australia. It comes from the Mooka Creek in the Kennedy Ranges of Western Australia. It is a colorful stone with bold, striking colors which are created when ancient sea bed sediment hardens and turns into a mottled rock. The range of colors come from the remains of various marine organisms as well as the minerals in the water.

I created the bail out of solid gold brass sheet, hammered the metal to create an organic texture, and then oxidized, buffed and polished it for an antiqued finish. The metal was sealed with jeweler's wax to protect the patina and resist tarnishing.

MEASUREMENTS:
3-1/2" in length (from top of wire bail to bottom of stone) and 1-3/4” at widest point. It hangs from an 18" antiqued brass plated cable chain, which has an *easy-to-fasten* hook & eye closure. The chain can be worn with other pendants - so it is like getting 2 pieces of jewelry in one!

Coordinating earrings sold separately: www.silverandearth.com/product/gold-brass-earrings-mookaite-gemstones-australian-jasper-jewelry

NOTE: Please refer to measurements above. Photos are enlarged to show details.

All my jewelry is my own original design and handcrafted by me in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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