Alabaster and Mali Quartz Necklace

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The components that make up this necklace came together after sitting in collection for many years.  The large, chunky peach hued focal pieces on each side are Ancient Alabaster sourced in Egypt.  After thousands of years wear these very special beads have acquired a unique patina and texture that is only possible with long stretches of time and movement through different hands.  Alabaster is mixed with ancient agate and quartz from Mali as well as brass bicones made by contemporary African artisans.   

The charms on this necklace are new production and brass--from a vendor in Israel.  The round beads between the brass charms were hand picked from multiple strands of matte Amazonite.  

As a one of a kind piece this necklace can be customized to desired length.  Please send an email to info@ruminationsstudio.com with purchase to note any desired alterations.

Pictured with Nila Bead and Ancient Glass Necklace

Clasp is simple brass hook and eye.

28 inch length



// 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.