Length: Approximately 19.5 inches.
This attractive necklace combines disc-shaped pale orange aventurine beads with Czech glass bead nuggets and metal spacer beads. The simple cross on a flag background has been hand-cast in bronze. The piece is strung with a high quality 49 strand, nylon coated beading wire and double crimped for extra security.
Aventurine is a form of quartz characterized by its translucency and the presence of platy mineral inclusions that give a shimmering or glistening effect termed aventurescence. The most common color of aventurine is green, but it may also be orange, brown, yellow, blue, or gray.
The name aventurine derives from the Italian "a ventura" meaning "by chance". This is an allusion to the lucky discovery of aventurine glass or goldstone at some point in the 18th century.
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