Time Will Tell - Amber & Ammolite Beadwoven Necklace

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Time Will Tell - Amber & Ammolite Beadwoven Necklace

425.00

On beyond vintage darlins, this is some pre-historic tale:

Ammolite is a rare and valuable opal-like organic gemstone found primarily along the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains of North America. It is arguably the rarest gemstone on earth, rivaling the rarity of such gemstones as alexandrite and red diamonds. It is made of the fossilized shells of Ammonites, which in turn are composed primarily of aragonite, the same mineral that makes up nacreous pearls

Amber, how do I love thee, let me count the ways. Being a half-breed Latvian, I grew up with the beautiful honey drops of sunshine catching my eye on Auntie's brooch and Grandma's beads, delicious nuggets graced wood carvings and bookplates as well.
As you may well know, Amber is a fossilized resin. The oldest amber recovered dates to the Upper Carboniferous period (320 million years ago)!

Take these two lovely specimens,
a generous helping of itty bitty bead-weaving madness,
a handful of fiery Boulder Opals in matrix
a pinch of Golden Tiger Eye,
a dollop of faceted Rubellite Garnet,
a jigger of 18kt Gold Vermeil
- heart shaken,
-curiosity stirred
and
!Voila!
.*Time Will Tell - Amber & Ammolite Beadwoven Necklace*

The necklace is comprised of thousands of glass Delica Beads, in a fiery palette of deep dark reds, golden honey browns and glistening gold, all lovingly bead-woven helix style. This "rope" measures just a smidge over 16 inches and fastens at your nape courtesy of a lovely Antique Button.
The pre-historic pendant floats freely and can be removed with the greatest of ease, to be worn on a gold chain perhaps, or ribbon or that heirloom Amber strand...
whilst the necklace can be worn sans pendant around your neck or wrapped twice around your wrist as a bracelet.

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