This Hand-Carved Cameo Black Lip Shell Necklace is Heirloom-Quality! It is made from Turquoise nuggets, black pen shell pieces, and a beautifully carved Black Lip Shell Cameo. This necklace will turn add grace to any outfit.
Turquoise – is a blue-to-green mineral that is made of a hydrous phosphate of copper and aluminum. It’s rare and often very expensive and priced that way too. Because of its unique hue, it is treated like most gemstones and has been devalued over the years by being imitated, synthesized and with the use of other types of treatments.
The most common imitations of turquoise are dyed Howlite and Magnesite. Both naturally white and having a convincing black vein that turquoise has, that when dyed helps to make it look like turquoise.
Turquoise is perhaps the oldest stone in man’s history, the talisman of kings, shamans, and warriors. It is a stone of protection, strong and opaque, yet soothing to the touch, healing to the eye as if carved from an azure heaven and slipped to earth. Its unique shade of blue, often blue-green, lends its name, Turquoise, to all things of this tranquil hue. The delicate veining or mottled webbing in cream or brown is inherent to the stone and serves to enhance its character.
Black Lip Shell- is often known as Mother of pearl and has an iridescent sheen of silvery pale pink or green and can range in colors from black to light gray. It is this Dramatic color that makes it so gorgeous for Cameos and other jewelry pieces.
Penshell- is from a large saltwater clam family. They’re fragile and have a triangular shape that is long and has a pointed end; they also range in various different colors.
However, Please Note: Crystal properties listed on this site are for information purposes. Always consult a physician for proper medical treatment.
Necklace measures: 22″
This unique item can’t be back ordered or custom ordered in a different color. This is a piece that my Mother made, and since she’s passed. You will have a piece like no other person has.
Therefore if you would like more information about the gemstones and items I use in making my handmade items like this, Hand-Carved Cameo Black Lip Shell Necklace Materials Description Page.