Torc 03 - Hematite* and Jade choker

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Torc 03 - Hematite* and Jade choker


Hematite* and jade combine in this striking choker on memory wire.

For best appearance, necklace should be worn with at least 1/2" gap in the front.

Length (ends just meeting): 15"

*Hematite: Nearly all shaped hematite on the market is actually hemalike/hemalyke. Hematite is exceedingly brittle and therefore difficult to shape into all the pretty forms we love to bead with. Hemalike is made by pulverizing hematite into dust, then combining that dust with a stabilizer (usually a resin). This mix is then formed into the shapes we love to play with. It is a natural, but enhanced, stone product. Turquoise is also often stabilized in this fashion.

Inspiration/Story Behind This Product

Torcs (also spelled torq or torque) are usually seen as heavy solid neck rings commonly associated with both Viking and Celtic roots.

I decided this imagery needed updating. My line of torc-inspired necklaces is modern and delicate. And unlike their predecessors, they are easy to put on AND take off!

And if, like me, you like how chokers look, but when you wear them you feel like you're choking; then this is the choker for you! Because it is open in the front you don't get that "tight around the throat" feeling.

Materials Used

hemalike, jade, metal, memory wire

Product Attributes

Color: Grey

Accepted Payments
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First Item: $ 6.00
Additional Items: $ 2.00

United States
First Item: $ 5.00
Additional Items: $ 1.00


Returns/Exchanges: Exchanges only will be allowed for items damaged upon arrival (I do my best to pack well, but we all know how the PO can mishandle packages). I have listed the length of each item where appropriate. If you do not see a length listed, and this is important to you, please ask before purchasing. I offer necklace extenders for a small additional fee. Returns are generally not allowed, although I will try to be reasonable. Please contact me if you think you have a valid reason for a return. Returns are never allowed on custom work - unless we have discussed the issue beforehand and I have agreed to accept a return prior to creation of the custom item.

Repairs: I will do my best to repair any item purchased from me at any time. However please note that if beads are missing I might not be able to replace them. I do use beads/findings that are vintage, and I might not have a source for more. Owner pays all shipping for repairs. Repairs up to $5.00 are free. After that, materials cost and labor begin accruing. Please email with a photo of the damaged item for an estimate on repairs.

Shipping: All shipments are via the USPO and include the cost of a tracking number. This amount is subject to change, if/when the USPO changes its costs. If you want to ensure that a package won't be left at your door if you're not home, please ask for that option and I will tell you the additional fee. In general, shipping is approximately US$5.00/package. Currently I ship only to the US and Canada.


Patron247465 on Mar 20, 2014
5 stars

I had initially ordered the Cassandra 01 necklace, and asked Melissa if she could design a pair of earrings to match. I couldn't be more delighted with what she came up with (and she ended up offering a number of choices). This picture doesn't begin to do the earrings justice. They're beautiful and work perfectly with the necklace!
Patron247465 on Mar 20, 2014
5 stars

I saw a sneak preview of this necklace on Melissa's FB page, and literally waited with bated breath for it to show up here for purchase. The picture doesn't even begin to do it justice, by the way. It's beautiful!
acromie on Jan 22, 2013
5 stars

I needed something in a specific theme, within a specific budget and Melissa did an amazing job! I absolutely love the piece and received it well before my deadline. It even came in under budget! I would highly recommend this seller to anyone looking for a great piece of jewelry.
Patron140206 on May 18, 2012
5 stars

Love them!!! Fast shipping and wore them the first day! Thanks BeadwordByMelissa!!

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