goldstone teardrop copper chain spiral layered statement necklace
Four hundred years ago in Murano, Italy, a glass artisan accidentally spilled copper filings into a vat of molten glass. The copper melted and crystallized into a myriad of tiny sparkling flecks in a coppery glass solution. Goldstone is sometimes called aventurine glass, from the root word meaning accidental.
These flat rounded teardrops are 1-3/16 x 7/8" (30x22mm). A black hand-made spiral hangs from a copper chain to the middle of the teardrop. The spiral coil is a symbol for the mysteries of the universe, Labyrinth, inner searching, and female sexuality.
Five teardrops are strung with copper-colored freshwater pearls. A copper plated chain is layered just above the pearls. Both strands connect to a beautiful flower toggle clasp.
The chain is 18-1/4" (46.5cm) long. The pearl strand is 19-1/2" (49cm). If you separate the layers and put the chain in back of your neck, the necklace becomes 36" (90cm) long.
Only two necklaces will be made. Matching earrings are shown in the last three pictures and available for separate purchase in this shop.
minimalist earrings -- http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/11280747
cluster drop earrings -- https://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/Meredithbead/12618075
First Item: $0.00
Additional Items: $0.00
If for any reason you don't like it, send it back in original condition with adequate padding. Full refund will be issued for the item, but not postage. Certain custom-made items may not be refundable -- please ask in advance if that's an issue. Returns must be made within 7 days of receipt.
International orders welcome! I ship via USPS (United States Postal Service.)
Insurance and/or priority mail are also available, but please message me first so I can change the shipping price to reflect these options.
If you live in an extremely remote area, yak delivery will incur an additional surcharge. Contact Express-Yaks-R-Us for further details.
If you don't pay for your item within one week, the sale will be canceled and the item re-listed.
Most items are shipped in bubble-wrap envelopes using clean recycled bubble wrap or packaging paper. If the purchase is for a gift, just ask and I'll include a small gift box or an organza bag or a tiny Tiffany-style turquoise shopping bag.
Beautiful and quick delivery.
The earrings are even prettier in person than on the web. I've gotten lots of compliments about them.