Tanzanite and Mauritanian Antique Silver Necklace
On offer is a pair of delicate necklaces made of tanzanite and antique Mauritanian silver and gold wash granulated filigree beads. This unusual combination of a relatively new gem (tanzanite was only discovered in 1960s), and venerable antique beads made by Berber silversmiths a century earlier creates an attractive necklace of rare color and texture. Tanzanite, a pleasant light purple color in bright daylight, can look blue when the light falls on it just right, and becomes more succulent purple in the evening lights. Note the difference in color in the attached photos. That difference is what you can actually see depending on the light.
The tanzanite beads are round, about 9 mm in diameter. The Mauritanian granulated filigree silver and gold-wash beads are approximately 8-9 mm. These are antique hand-made beads, varying slightly in size and shape. Some beads show slight defects appropriate for their age. Some of these beads have clear traces of gold wash, but most are silver. The intricate details of each bead are unique, and no two are exactly alike. These beads come from The Rita Okrent Collection and are quite scarce.
The beads are separated by tiny Ethiopian spares of silver tone.
The necklace is made in two parts which are intended to be worn together for a full effect but are created separately for extra versatility. The shorter one is 23" long, with an antique barrel clasp. The longer necklace has a special detail - handmade 9 mm sterling silver beads with tiny diamonds on both sides ( 0,04 karats Single cut and Rose Cut Natural diamonds from Surat, India)
(Diamonds on both sides)
About Tanzanite: Tanzanite is called after the East African state of Tanzania where it was discovered in 1967. Prized for its unusual color ranging from violet to blue, it is a rare highly valued gem. All of the known deposits are confined to a few square miles of land in northern Tanzania, so their supply is quite limited.
Marvelous experience purchasing from this shop: beautiful necklace, great communication, and fast dispatch and delivery! Would absolutely shop here again!
I love my new necklace! Exactly what I was looking for - authentic vintage moroccan berber khamsa pendant and beads tastefully combined. Had also very good experience with contacting the store with an inquiry that was answered promptly and in satisfactory manner. Would not hesitate to purchase from this store again! Thank you.
I purchased it as a gift and got many thanks! It is simply beautiful
I liked my necklace in person even better than on the website! It's so well done! Attention to detail is unbelievable! And this is exactly what I look for in my jewelry: I like it when everything including a clasp is artistic and high quality! I am coming back for more...
This necklace is so tasteful. I bought it as a gift but decided to keep it for myself!
Mexican Amber and Dominican Blu Amber, necklace and earrings Set, is beautiful !!!
Very light! I like very much !!!
Many thanks Anna!
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Thank you so much my wife loved it better than expected.
first of all, WOW, I am really happy with this necklace, more than imaginable; CROSSROADS continue to spread your light and wings with these beautiful pieces. God Bless.
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Finally received the earrings and they do not dissapoint.
Pale pink coral that goes with my other necklaces and a lot more. Thank you for your extra effort.
This 18' necklace is the last of the set, and I am so glad that I purchased it. Is beautiful with the pink coral and the silver accents, is a combination that I can wear in different ways. Very satisfied with the workmanship and quality of these pieces. Thanks.
Gorgeous necklace, really excited to wear it for special occasions!
Just received my necklace, This is exactly what I need to start 2021. My favorite combination of colours : bright orange and dark green. Nicely done! This is not just to show it off on my black cashmere turtleneck, I can hold it in my hands , look at it and enjoy it.
Anna (seller) was very accommodating, answered my questions and provide extra pictures of the necklace for me. Thank you Anna!
I purchased a second necklace to add to a previous one from this seller. The craftsmanship and beauty of the coral and pearls combined with sterling silver gives it antique-like effect that I love. Fast shipping and impecable packaging. Thanks.
Beautiful and artfully designed necklace. Love the pearls and the silver combined with the coral. Fast shipping and great connection with the seller.