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  • This is quite a romantic necklace, what one could call a “sweetheart necklace”, because its central pendant is a carved, green fluorite heart. And, in fact, the overall feeling of the necklace is one of feminine affection.

  • But the heart has been given an edgy arrangement to give it some buzz. The fluorite heart (19mm x 20.7mm x 10 deep) is topped by a baroque freshwater stick pearl in a petrol colour (22mm x 4.6 mm), which is then headed by a handmade, fair trade silver bead (13.8 mm x 17.6 mm), made by the Karen hill tribes in Thailand.

  • The necklace itself is comprised of carved sea green fluorite melons (9 mm) alternating with baroque freshwater pearls (10.9 mm) in a dyed petrol colour.

  • Dyed pearls, which most pearls are, come about through a number of techniques.  The one I know, through someone who has a pearl farm in China, is one in which the pearls are placed for a month or more in a container with a liquid saturated with a powder dye. Electrodes gently move the pearls about so that they are evenly coloured.  Although people say the colour can fade, I have been working (and wearing) dyed pearls for many years. As long as you don't spray perfume or hairspray onto the pearls, the colour remains.  None of my pearls have faded.

  • Karen hill tribe Fair Trade silver is nearly 98% pure silver.  I mostly choose to use their silver because each piece is like a miniature bit of sculpture, individually crafted and created.  I know that artisans in Northern Thailand produce this unique silversmithing in small villages, involving whole families in the process.  Their work is fairly paid, and as a result, their beads are much more expensive. But a family is supported and wonderful beads and jewellery are produced in high quality silver.

  • I have used a silver toggle clasp.  Toggle clasps are easy to use and secure. My silver name label is attached at the clasp.

  • The necklace comes, like all my necklaces, with its own colour co-ordinated silk brocaded pouch bag, made by a Shanghai tailor.

  • The necklace is 17¾ inches long (45 cm) long with a 2 inch (5 cm) pendant drop.