Russian Amazonite and Vermeil NecklaceSC-21-N-12
A classic necklace made of 5mm round amazonite beads in an intense green shade. The vermeil barrel-shaped center bead is an exact replica of an old Pre-Columbian gold bead and has a beautiful warm reddish luster.
Named after the Amazon River, this deep green stone has become a favorite gemstone in recent years. Its unique color, a result of traces of lead, and wordwide low supplies, make Russian amazonite a sought after stone in contemporary precious jewelry design.
Found in archeological sites of ancient Egypt, Turkey, Iran and Iraq, amazonite has been used as a gem for over 2000 years. Its colors can range from a milky light to deep green, however the intense green variety is prized for its gem stone quality.
43 cm/17 inches