Rutiliated Quartz is a gorgeous semi-precious gemstone, I just love how beautiful those needle-like rutiles are embedded inside; a truly awesome aspect of nature.
Another intriguing element is the lava bead. Whoever thought of making pretty beads with an incredibly hot mass erupting out of a volcano!
Facteted round rutiliated quartz beads are combined with gorgeous lava rounds and accentuated with large smooth Thai Karen Hill Tribe Fine Silver (97-99% pure) rondelle beads. The focal point are the
They are hung off of Sterling Silver (.925) French style earwires.
L = 3 inches.
Hill Tribe Silver is made by the Karen Tribe of Northern Thailand. These are all handcrafted pieces that are 95-99% pure silver. Because of the higher silver content (compared to sterling silver that is 92.5% pure), these pieces are softer and easier to shape.Oxidation, hammer marks and slight variations in design make the Karen Tribe silver pieces distinctive and unique.