Black spinel with Turquoise Pendant
These faceted tiny black spinel gemstone beads have been individually hand-knotted on pure silk cord. The pendant is made of turquoise that is a creamy blue/green color with little to no matrix and a nice smooth polish. I've set the turquoise in sterling silver and gave it a satin finish with a little patina around the stone.
I absolutely love the way the black stones make the turquoise pop with color.
The pendant is approximately 16mm x 22mm. The black spinel beads are round and measure about 2mm in diameter. I've made this necklace about 16 and 1/2 inches long.