This vivacious Necklace blends vibrant Bamboo Coral Nuggets with multi-colored Red Magnesite* Spikes. Both gemstones are graduated; the Coral Nuggets range in length from 9-to-14mm while the Magnesite Spikes vary from 13mm to 26mm. The Bamboo Coral is a glossy red-orange while the Magnesite has a marbled appearance, with colors including red, brown, green, rust and pink. The Magnesite Spikes have been paired with Chocho Diamante Seeds, which are 9mm in diameter and glossy red. The stones are highlighted by 8mm and 10mm bench-made Sterling Silver Rounds, which shine brightly and complement the radiant colors of the Coral and Magnesite. At the top of the Necklace the Nuggets and Spikes transition to 2 strands of 4-by-9mm Bamboo Coral Ovals, streamlining the silhouette. The Necklace is finished with Sterling Silver Rounds and Toggle Clasp and adorned with a Southwest Designs Sterling Charm. The piece weighs 158 grams and the 2 Necklace strands are 26 inches and 27-1/2 inches long.
* Magnesite is magnesium carbonate, and commonly includes variable quantities of iron and calcium carbonates. In its natural state Magnesite has a dull luster to it, like unglazed porcelain, and looks similar to dolomite or marble. The stone is most frequently white, though is found in colors including brown, tan, orange and pink. Magnesite is mined in the United States, Africa, China, Korea, Brazil and Europe.