Friday, January 25, 2013

Custom Bowenite Choker

 Just showing off my latest custom creation! The customer specifically requested a choker length necklace with bowenite. I had never worked with (or even heard of) bowenite before. Bowenite is a form of serpentine, and sometimes sold as 'new jade,' I assume due to the color. It comes in a range of shades of olive green. At the customer's request, I paired it with aventurine. I added pewter accent beads and a sterling silver chain and clasp.

I think the customer really liked it-she's ordered a similar one for a gift! I absolutely love green stones, so I'm excited to have discovered bowenite! Do you have a favorite stone?

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