#0174-0175-0176 Chrysocolla Linked Chain Bracelet
And so the story...
Another beautiful gemstone piece. These chrysocolla nuggets are hefty guys (7/8" x 1/2") of lovely shades of turquoise blue with soft brown and gray matrix. Matrix, in case you wondered, is the name for the little lines that run through main opaque stones and help give the gemstone personality. Czech Jablonex glass beads, baroque shaped Czech clear glass beads and silver-plate metal tubes are a good complement to the oh-so-pretty natural gemstones. The Florentine-finished oval chain brings it all together closing with a lobster clasp and a 1" extender chain for true personal fit.
Growing in popularity, I have recently seen designs from Jay King of Mine Finds fame, Carolyn Pollack Southwestern and Carol Brodie Rarities using this gem out in the jewelry arena as well as a few top designers in high end retail stores.
Measures 7 3/4" without the extender -- but the dimensions of the beads make the length fit more like a 7 1/4".
Handmade in the USA with domestic and imported components. From the Tanya Lochridge Jewelry Trunk Show Collection.