Hemalyke and Red Turquoise Necklace
Our Hemalyke and Red Turquoise Necklace is a great chunky piece to wear. A great addition to add to any wardrobe!
Our Hemalyke and Red Turquoise Necklace is made from Hemalyke cubes and Large Red (imitation)Turquoise Nuggets.
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.
In this case of this piece we were not able to determine if this stone was howlite or magnesite we do know that it is not Turquoise but just dyed to look like it.
Hemalyke -is synthetic Hematite made by using Hematite that has been ground up and a glue binder added to it before being molded into various bead shapes and sizes. It looks very much like real natural Hematite and is why it is used in jewelry more often.
This is a one of a kind item and can’t be back ordered or custom ordered in a different color. This is a piece that my Mother made. You will have a piece like no other person has.
If you would like to know more about the gemstones and items we use in making our handmade items like our, Hemalyke and Red Turquoise Necklace; please take a look at Gemstone Description page.