Insouciant Studios "Autumnal" Necklace from the Natural History Collection
This necklace features 100% natural yellow jade accented with shimmering petro tourmaline buttons and ovals, pale green moss agate, bright lemon quartz, natural orange carnelian, and little faceted tourmaline gems. Fine 14k gold filled construction and delicate vintage brass chain. Easy, sumptuous design pairs stunning natural yellow jade with a rich fall palette that's elegant and intriguing.
Total Length 22 inches
Pendant Width ~1/2 inch
Pendant Length 3/4 inch
Agate is one of many forms of SiO2 (Silicon Dioxide), the mineral quartz. Agate is a fibrous, microcrystalline variety of quartz that is often banded or variegated. It has a hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale (quite durable), and is possible in a wide range of colors. [Mineralogy, Perkins]
Tourmaline [(Na, Ca)(Fe, Mg, Al, Li)3Al6(BO3)3 Si6)18(OH)4] is a highly variable mineral with a hardness of 7 to 7.5 on the Mohs scale. It occurs in many colors, including black, blue, green, pink, and colorless. The color is often zoned (more than one color in a crystal or gem). It is commonly associated with quartz and potassium feldspar, and is structurally related to beryl, cordierite, and dioptase. It is one of the few common Boron minerals. [Mineralogy, Perkins]
Quartz (SiO2, Silicon Dioxide) is the second most abundant mineral of the Earth's crust. Quartz has a hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale, an occurs in a variety of colors, from colorless to black. Some of the colors have their own gem names:
Yellow and Purple: Ametrine
White: Milk, snow
Red/ Orange: Carnelian
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