Beautiful earthy colors of highly polished Natural Malachite and Natural Golden Tiger gemstone beaded necklace. Alternating 10mm Malachite round stones and 8mm Tiger eye stone beads. Instead of using gold metal beads as an accent, a braided nylon Golden Toffee colored cord, knotted between each bead, provides a very pretty golden accent for this necklace and also gives this necklace suppleness and will drape elegantly when worn. 20 inch in length and can be shortened to 19 inch. Completed with sterling cord guards, jump rings, extender, and clasp.
Malachite is a bright green carbonate that is considered a secondary mineral of copper that forms when it minerals are changed. Carbonated water and limestone create malachite when combined with copper. Malachite is the indicator that copper is present by it bright green color. Malachite is a soft stone that once polished and cut, can be used for ornaments, and jewelry. It was even used for the construction of columns for St. Isaac's Cathedral in St. Petersburg, Russia. Most commonly mined in Africa. Mohs hardness 4.
Tiger Eye is a variety of quartz which is chatoyant because of parallel intergrowth of quartz crystals and altered amphibole fibers that mostly turn into limonite. Mined in North America. Mohs hardness 7.
* Natural Malachite and Tiger Eye Gemstones, 10mm and 8mm.
* Hand knotted with golden toffee nylon braided cord.
* Completed with sterling cord guards, jump rings, extender and clasp.