Turquoise Cinnabar Lacquer Necklace
This unisex geometric necklace has a genuine large turquoise and a hand-carved lacquer cinnabar in a highly dramatic drop pendant. (probably, lacquer and turquoise were 2nd sourced) The stones are in a modern geometric design of lines and two spheres. These Cinnabar beads are considered both lacquer-ware and gemstone since they come from a mercury sulfide formula for refining ore. The turquoise has a good weight has not been treated and each one has unique markings. The metal findings are black to highlight the vibrant colors of the turquoise and cinnabar. This necklace is made for those who love to wear traditional gemstones in a contemporary way! The necklace is nickel-free. This is HANDMADE and made in USA.
Interesting history and facts:
The earliest record of TURQUOISE being used in jewelry or in ornaments is from Egypt over 6000 years old ago.
Known in China during the late Neolithic period (ca. 5000–ca. 2000 B.C.), LACQUER was an important artistic medium from the sixth century B.C. to the second century A.D. The art of carving lacquer is unique to China.
* Chain is 16 inches length (40.6cm)
* Pendant is 4.17 inches tall (10.6cm)
* Weight is 0.4 oz (11.3g)
* Size of turquoise is approx. 3/4 inch (18mm) diameter. Size of cinnabar is 11/16 inch (13mm) diameter.
Each turquoise and cinnabar have their own character. Please allow for slight variations due to the handmade and natural materials that are used.
Please keep in mind that your pendant will not be identical to the photo but very similar. Colors may slightly vary from the photo due to light source or monitor settings.
Most items are only available in very limited quantities and maybe only for a short time. If item is in stock, it will be shipped within 3-5 days. If item is out of stock, it can be made to order. Please allow for up to 10 business days.
Wearing the jewelry while sleeping, swimming, exercising, or bathing may cause breakage and discoloration in the metal, turquoise, and cinnabar.
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