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  • This is unquestionably an impact necklace. If you want to make a wow statement as you enter a room, this cranberry coloured, bamboo coral necklace will do it. Ok, it’s not a light necklace. I won’t pretend it’s a feather weight. But I have added Chinese cord knotting at the top end of the necklace to make it lighter to wear, and more comfortable. Having been asked by clients to make a necklace that produces a powerful effect, this is my answer. It does the trick.

  • There are two strands of good-sized bamboo coral beads, each 22 mm. But aside from the size, the colour is a rich cranberry, an unusual tone for bamboo coral. This is a dyed colour, as all bamboo coral is dyed. But the colour achieved is not an easy one to produce. It’s a warm, luscious colour, which the makers have stabilized and added a polish to the beads to give further lustre.

  • Bamboo coral is found under the deep-sea water. It is composed of calcium carbonate and its formation is much like tree branches, comprising alternating nodes. Because they look like bamboo, they were given the name, bamboo coral. Their natural colour is white to light beige.

  • Two wonderfully gadrooned pumpkin beads of pure silver handmade by the Karen hill tribes in Thailand complete the design.

  • I have then knotted the black silk/polyester cord with the traditional Chinese “flat knot” as well as the “button knot”. This is not only a classical Chinese technique, but it lightens the necklace and makes it quite comfortable to wear.

  • A silver toggle clasp has been used because toggle clasps are easy to use and secure. My silver name label is attached at the clasp. The clasp has also been made by the Karen hill tribes, of twisted silver wires to create a rope design.

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

  • Length 48 cm.