Antique Alabaster and Quartz Necklace

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The large, chunky peach hued focal pieces on each side are Ancient Alabaster sourced in Egypt.  

Alabaster is mixed with ancient agate and quartz from Mali

Brass bicones made by contemporary African artisans.   

Amazonite Stones

28 inch length

Pictured with Nila Bead and Ancient Glass Necklace

// About Quartz

Quartz is the second-most-abundant mineral in Earth's continental crust, after feldspar. Its crystal structure is a continuous framework of SiO4 silicon–oxygen tetrahedra, with each oxygen being shared between two tetrahedra, giving an overall chemical formula of SiO2.

There are many different varieties of quartz, several of which are semi-precious gemstones. Since antiquity, varieties of quartz have been the most commonly used minerals in the making of jewelry and hardstone carvings, especially in Europe and the Middle East.