Turquoise and Sterling Silver Necklace

in: Necklace



Turquoise and Sterling Silver Necklace -  Not just any turquoise - turquoise discs! A full strand of nearly 170 turquoise discs beads adorns this necklace. This amount of turquoise deserves the finest beads, so I broke out my stash of artisan made Bali sterling silver beads. Sections of turquoise are flanked with tiny, rope style spacers, and either side of center features two hexagon shaped beads with the most intricate filigree and granulation detail - they are breathtaking! (Please be sure to zoom in on my close-up images of these beautiful beads).

Each of these sterling silver beads is crafted by hand by artists in Bali. The artist applies granulation (tiny balls of silver) and wires in detailed patterns that are further enhanced by an oxidation process. I recently purchased a nice stash of these beads directly from Indonesia and working with them is such a pleasure.

The necklace measures 19" in length - not including the 2" sterling silver extender chain, and closes securely with a lobster-style clasp. The turquoise disc beads measure between 10 -11mm, and the two hexagon Bali Beads each measure 11mm round. This is truly a statement Turquoise necklace to be enjoyed for years to come.

A coordinating pair of earrings is also available here in my shop. The last picture is an image of the earrings and necklace together.  This listing is solely for the necklace.

 All metals used in this design are .925 sterling silver.

Jewelry is made using traditional metalworking techniques, including soldering, filing, sanding, texturing, polishing, and tumbling in my home studio.  Jewelry comes wrapped in a cotton-lined gift box and ships quickly. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.  

NOTE:  100% of the proceeds from the sale of these earrings will be donated to Miracle Horse Rescue, a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for helping me help those who cannot help themselves!