Turqoise Necklace with Amazonite Pendant
This minimal necklace makes a maximum statement. Made from turquoise discs in various shades of green, two stacked old Karen silver disc beads and an old Mediterranean coral, it features a rectangular green amazonite pendant with a smooth, matte patina and rounded off edges.
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 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.