I do love a rainbow! And this is my take on a rainbow – or a colour progression necklace!
I only make a couple of these a year – they are surprisingly time-consuming to make and I manage to mess up the whole studio as I have every box of gemstones out to select the right colour and size for that combination!
This particular necklace contains golden Imperial topaz, orange carnelian, red bamboo coral, carved ruby, deep red garnet, mahogany coloured jasper, icy rock crystal quartz, soft pink rose quartz, pink and white rhodochrosite, purple amethysts, blue-purple iolite, mid blue sodalite, royal blue lapis lazuli, silvery blue kyanite, bright blue Mexican turquoise, soft blue blue lace agate, watery aquamarine, tealish green Russian Amazonite, forest green malachite, translucent green onyx , green emerald, mid green agate (with a carving of a Buddha), grassy green garnet, matte green peridot, rare lime green gaspeite, celadon green prehnite, transparent pale green amethyst, lemony-lime lemon quartz and natural translucent agate.
Each of these gems is separated by a tiny natural pink strawberry quartz ball and there are a few sterling silver accents throughout. Finished with a hammered sterling silver toggle clasp.
One of the best things about the Iris necklace is that you can turn it around anyway you like to feature whatever colour you would like to highlight. Highlight one particular colour by selecting earrings in a similar colour – eg. if you wanted to highly the blues to co-ordinate with your outfit, turn the blues so that they are visible at the front and select blue earrings too.
This is really that go-to necklace that every woman needs!
If you prefer a longer length necklace look for the iris long necklace it has some of the same stones but many additional ones!
Length 20 inches
Materials: imperial topaz, carnelian, coral (treated), ruby (treated), garnet, jasper, rock crystal quartz, rose quartz (treated), rhodochrosite, cape amethyst, amethyst, iolite, sodalite, lapis lazuli, turquoise, kyanite, blue lace agate, aquamarine, Russian amazonite, malachite, green onyx (treated), emerald (treated and natural), agate, green garnet, peridot, gaspeite, prehnite, green amethyst, lemon quartz, natural strawberry quartz, sterling silver.