Tiger Eye Statement Necklace:
Spontaneous and summery, this intriguing agate slab statement necklace is a wonderful fusion of sun yellows, bronzes and deep browns, a color palette of afternoon sunshine with a few splashes of silver and white like sparkles of sunlight. The unique freeform shape of the yellow agate slices gives a feeling of movement and freedom and the range of colors from one slice to the next with differences in matrixing and marbling provide mystery and soul. The deep browns of the tigereye and bone beads perfectly contrast with the yellows while at the same time creating a harmonious and complementary color scheme.
Agate is a dramatically banded variety of chalcedony and is composed of quartz layers. Agates are somewhat translucent and come naturally in many different colors and patterns. Agate forms by filling a cavity in a rock and is often found as a round nodule with concentric bands like the rings of a tree trunk. This particular yellow agate is most likely dyed to obtain the vivid and deep yellow hues. Agate is a cooling stone and is thought to protect against danger, promote strength and healing and ensure a healthy life. Well I think we all could use some agate! If you believe it will work, maybe it really will.
Tigereye is a type of quartz with rich yellow and brown stripes and resembles the eye of a tiger. Roman soldiers used to wear tigereye for protection in battle and because of its eyelike appearance the stone was thought to be all-seeing. It supposedly can promote patience, focus and determination by calming ones emotions and mind.
The silver beads at the necklace ends are actually silver-coated terra cotta beads from Greece. They are hand-formed from a unique mix of terra cotta clays, kiln-fired, kiln-fired a second time with rough copper and then heavily coated with 100% pure silver. These particular beads also undergo the additional step of being antiqued.
I will recreate this necklace as the materials are available, but because of the uniqueness of the materials each necklace will be one-of-a-kind. This dramatic and original necklace closes with an exotic handmade old world bronze hook and eye clasp and can be adjusted from 19 to 23 inches in length using the attached silver-plated chain.
Length: 19" + 4" extender
* I make every piece of jewelry myself with gemstones and natural materials I get from all over the world. Due to the nature and availability of the materials, each piece of jewelry will vary slightly from the original. Every piece will be equally beautiful and every piece is an original work of art.