This necklace features a gorgeous natural ocean jasper focal bead, fancy jasper dog bone beads, honey jade and moss agate rounds, with sterling silver accents and s-clasp.
This necklace measures 16 inches in length. An extender adds an additional 2 inches.
You can view other Ocean Jasper jewelry items here, or Sterling Silver items here.
Ocean jasper is silicified (transformed into silica) rhyolite flow from the northwest coast of Madagascar. It is reminiscent of foam as it recedes back into the ocean, with its wavy patterns of green-gray, white, cream, beige, brown, pink and maroon. It even sometimes flaunts the iridescent white circles so intrinsic to sea spray.
Ocean jasper is believed to teach responsibility and patience, as well as help regulate breathing for meditation.
Sterling silver is a white, highly reflective precious metal composed of 925 parts of pure silver and 75 parts alloy, usually copper. Copper provides the silver with sufficient hardness and wearing qualities, as pure silver is sometimes considered too soft to be used or worn everyday.
At times, we oxidize or "antique" our finished sterling pieces to blacken the recessed areas, and then rub the rest of the piece to a high white shine. Oxidizing can give a piece of jewelry wonderful depth and rustic feel.