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The Briar Necklace-Silver Obsidian Statement Necklace

$139.00

Fall in love with this artistically designed obsidian necklace.  Definitely a head-turner.

 

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There's so much for your eyes to take in with this Apache Tears necklace.

Turn heads while wearing this splendid silver pendant necklace with it's gorgeous obsidian and silver chain.

The Briar Necklace.  A silver obsidian statement necklace that will undoubtedly become a favorite. 

Definitely a show stopper!  Apache Tears is a type of obsidian, usually semitransparent and brownish black in color.  Not only does this stone show the black at the outer edges, it looks more gray at the center.  Not to mention the brown rivers flowing through.  The white valleys are raw unpolished areas.  Genuinely a spectacular stone.  

The gemstone sits nestled within fine silver bezel frame.  Additionally, a decorative Argentium silver branch with leaves accents the stone.  As well as acting as the connector to the chain.

A series of handcrafted “petals” make up the chain.  Which is statement worthy in itself.  The clasp on this silver obsidian statement necklace is a toggle design. 

All components of this pendant necklace, including the clasp, chain, toggle leaves and branch are hand crafted.  The bezels are also hand crafted but from fine silver, not Argentium.

Put all these components together, the result is simply a spectacular gemstone necklace.  

Overall length is approximately 16 inches with the pendant adding an additional 2.25 inches. 

Fun Facts…

  • This particular type of obsidian is found in the south-western USA and Mexico.
  • This stone is only found in the historical territory of the Apache Tribe.
  • They are powerful healing stones for grief.

Do you know there’s a legend behind Apache Tears? 

 
“The name comes from a legend of the Apache tribe: about 75 Apaches and the US Cavalry fought on a mountain overlooking what is now Superior, Arizona, in the 1870s. Facing defeat, the outnumbered Apache warriors rode their horses off the mountain to their deaths rather than be killed.”  “Legend says that …the tears from the families turned to stone as they hit the ground, forming the Apache Tears.”
 

If you’re like me, it’s nice to see possibilities on how to style my jewelry.  Below are two examples…enjoy.

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