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"Elegant and Distinctive" and "Southwestern Chic" are two phrases used to describe Miriam's Custom Collection of Semiprecious Gemstone Jewelry.

... Pendants & Necklaces, Bracelets and Earrings, all in a spectacular selection of colors and designs....

For her Gemstone Collection, Miriam hand-selects natural semiprecious gemstones from Nature's finest creations,

and crafts them into uniquely shaped Necklaces and Pendants, all accented with Sterling Silver or Luscious Bronze.

The varied and rich colorations of natural stone combine with Miriam's artistic style to create one-of-a-kind works of art.


SemiPrecious Gemstones featured on this page include:

BROWN JASPERS, YELLOW DENDRITIC AGATES, and MAGNESITE

Please scroll down the page to see them all!

 


BROWN PICTURE JASPER

PICTURE JASPER creates a beautiful mountain landscape in brown, tan and cream in a variety of combinations. Miriam's Brown Picture Jasper Collection includes some necklaces with African Brass beads. These unusual beads are made by using the lost art of wax casting - so each brass bead is slightly different.

Picture Jasper & African Brass "Drums" Necklace

The outstanding barrel-shaped Picture Jasper focal stone of this necklace is 1.5 inches. The focal stone is surrounded by rectangular stones measuring 0.5 inches, and rondelle Picture Jasper Stones showing some of the most beautiful patterns in Miriam's Picture Jasper Collection. The drum-shaped basket weave African Brass beads measure 0.75 inches - and are a wonderful compliment to the sterling silver accents. Full necklace length is 19.5 inches. Suggested retail price is $400.

YOUR ONLINE PRICE IS $250.

Picture Jasper/African Brass Drums Necklace $250
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YELLOW DENDRITIC AGATE

YELLOW DENDRITIC AGATE is considered an agate even though it does not have the banded appearance that is common with most agates. But as an agate, it contains small crystalline areas that may show some translucency when held up to the light. Each stone shows its natural rustic characteristics, with a different pattern of branch or fern-like markings called dendrites - formations of iron or manganese oxide inclusions that crystallize within the stone. The actual term dendrite comes from the Greek 'dendron', meaning “tree.” The particular stones used in Miriam’s necklaces might have been mined in Wyoming (Trapper Creek Dendritic Agate), which typically are golden yellow to tan with small black dendrites, or in the Homedale area of Southwestern Idaho near the Graveyard Point Plume Agate beds. Dendritic agate is also found in several locations throughout the western and southwestern US. Another interesting note: Dendritic Agate (from Kazakhstan) is prized in Russia as a stone of long life, good health and prosperity. The famous Russian jewelry Carl Fabrerge used Dendritic Agate in combination with diamonds and other precious gems in some of his designs.

Yellow, Black & Grey Dendritic Agate Necklace with Wire Wrapped Pendant

Yellow-Black-Gray Dendritic Necklace with Pendant  Yellow-BurgundyWine Pendant  Yellow-Black-Gray Dendritic Beads  Yellow-Black-Gray Dendritic Necklace-Clasp

This unique Yellow Dendritic Agate Necklace includes a Sterling Silver Wire-Wrapped Pendant designed by Miriam.The necklace is composed of natural Yellow Dendritic Agate in various pyramid-shaped sizes, showing all the colorations of this beautiful semiprecious gemstone. Accent beads are hand wrought Old World Bronze(TM) and Sterling Silver.

As it ages, the bronze develops a beautiful patina that enhances the individual character of each piece. Miriam used Old World Bronze(TM). Each bead is handcrafted using an old-world wax method, and an exclusive bronze recipe developed by the Charveaux family of metalsmiths in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Each stone of this attention-getting piece shows its natural rustic characteristics, with a different pattern of branch or fern-like markings called dendrites -

formations of iron or manganese oxide inclusions that crystallize within the stone. The actual term dendrite comes from the Greek 'Dendron', meaning “tree.”

The Pendant is a Gray and Black Jasper that includes stunning golden yellow and burgundy wine splashes of color that are shown in the close-up photos.

This striking natural stone is a beautiful compliment to the dendritic agate stones that Miriam used to create the necklace.

The bronze beads Miriam selected add a distinctive artistic expression to this unique, one-of-kind necklace.

The full length of the necklace is 23 inches, including the handmade bronze clasp.

The pendant stone is a pillow-shaped rhomboid measuring 2 inches long, 1.5 inches wide at the base, and just less than 3/8 inches thick.

The two hammered sterling silver rectangular bars are 0.75 inches long and approximately 0.25 inches square with rounded edges; the bars are hollow.

The four large bronze round, abstract beads measure 3/8 inches long and have a diameter of 3/8 inches.

The clasp and several small, round spacer beads are also bronze. Four "braided" spacer beads are sterling silver.

The necklace is strung on a strong antique metallic bronze-colored 49-strand stainless steel wire that is nylon coated. It is flexible, but slightly more firm

in order to maintain the shape of the necklace and hold the weight of the Pendant.

Suggested retail price for the necklace is $337. YOUR ONLINE PRICE FOR THE NECKLACE IS $237.

 

 

YellowBlackGreyDendritic SP1 - $237
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Yellow Moss Bronze-WireWrapped Pendent & Dendritic Agate Necklace

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A stunning Yellow Moss Agate Pendant highlights this Yellow Dendritic Agate Necklace designed by Miriam. 

The “Donut-shaped” Pendant was also wire-wrapped by Miriam with her "Signature Swirls." Its fluffy moss-like golden yellow colorations can be seen in the larger close-up photo.

Each stone of this attention-getting piece shows its natural rustic characteristics, with a different pattern of branch or fern-like markings called dendrites - formations of iron or manganese oxide inclusions that crystallize within the stone. The actual term dendrite comes from the Greek 'Dendron', meaning “tree.” The bronze beads Miriam selected add a distinctive artistic expression to this unique, one-of-kind necklace. As it ages, bronze develops a beautiful patina that enhances the individual character of each piece. Miriam used Old World Bronze™ beads which are handcrafted using an old-world wax method, and an exclusive bronze recipe developed by the Charveaux family of metalsmiths in Scottsdale, Arizona. 

The full length of the necklace is 25 inches, including the handmade bronze clasp.

The pendant stone is a pillowed, donut shaped natural yellow moss-dendritic agate measuring 1.75 inches in diameter base, and approximately 0.25 inches thick.

The clasp and spacer beads are also bronze. All the bronze beads are hand wrought Old World Bronze™.

The necklace is composed of natural Yellow Dendritic Agate in various pyramid-shaped sizes, showing all the colorations of this beautiful semiprecious gemstone.

The necklace is strung on a strong antique metallic bronze-colored 49-strand stainless steel wire that is nylon coated. It is flexible, but slightly more firm

in order to maintain the shape of the necklace and hold the weight of the Pendant.

The wire used to wrap the Pendant is a high quality, permanently antique bronze-colored copper wire that is 100% lead and nickel free.

The bale, designed by Miriam, is a combination of the wire as described above, plus an Old World Bronze™ bead.

Suggested retail price for the necklace is $337. YOUR ONLINE PRICE FOR THE NECKLACE IS $237.

 

 

YellowMossBronze SP1 - $237
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Yellow Dendritic Agate Abstract Necklace with Bronze Accents

Yellow Dengritic Agate Abstract Necklace with Bronze

Yellow Dendritic Agate Abstract Necklace with Bronze-CloseUp

This lovely Yellow Dendritic Agate Necklace lies flat around your neck, and is lightweight – despite the sumptuous and beautiful abstract-cut stones.

The full length of the necklace is 17.5 inches, including the beautiful handmade bronze clasp.

The largest of these abstract-shaped stones measures 1 x 0.5 inches, and is and approximately 1/8-inch thick.

Most of the stones are opaque, but several of the stones may show some translucency

The bronze diamond-shaped beads and clasp are hand wrought and measure approximately 6/8 x 0.5 inches.

Small accent beads are various agates that compliment the Yellow Dendritic Agate. 

The necklace is strung on a strong antique metallic brass-colored flexible 49-strand stainless steel wire that is nylon coated.

Suggested retail price for the necklace is $420. YOUR ONLINE PRICE FOR THE NECKLACE IS $210.


 

Yellow Dentritic Agate SP-1 $210
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Yellow Dendritic Agate "Tubular" Necklace with Bronze Accents

Yellow Dendritic Agate Tubular Necklace with Bronze

Yellow Dendritic Agate Tubular Necklace CloseUp

Each stone of this  lovely and sophisticated Yellow Dendritic Agate Necklace  shows its natural rustic characteristics, with a different pattern of branch or fern-like markings called dendrites - formations of iron or manganese oxide inclusions that crystallize within the stone. The actual term dendrite comes from the Greek 'dendron', meaning “tree.”

The full length of the necklace is 18 inches, including the beautiful handmade bronze clasp.

The largest of these triangular tubular-shaped stones measures 0.5 x 0.25 inches. The stones are opaque.

The bronze diamond-shaped beads, clasp, and round disc-shaped accent beads are hand wrought bronze.

The diamond-shaped beads measure approximately 6/8 x 0.5 inches.

The necklace is strung on a strong antique metallic brass-colored flexible 49-strand stainless steel wire that is nylon coated.

Suggested retail price for the necklace is $400. YOUR ONLINE PRICE FOR THE NECKLACE IS $245.


Yellow Dentritic Tubular SP-1 $245
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MAGNESITE

MAGNESITE is sometimes referred to as “White Turquoise” because of its bold brown matrix and its typical “cut” – which is like a bumpy-lumpy nugget. The unique stones selected by Miriam are cut in both ovals and rectangles, and have a smooth polished finish. The soft cream color has a stunning matrix of dark-to-milk chocolate and reddish brown. Magnesite is not Turquoise at all but composed of magnesium carbonate. According to one source, for hundreds of years, many Native Americans, including the Pomo people of California, crafted Magnesite into beads that were used as jewelry and as currency. The beads were considered quite valuable and traded individually - instead of by the strand like most money beads were traded. Miriam combined the Magnesite with Moukaite, "Saturn" Jasper, and accent stones named BRIOCHE JASPER.

MAGNESITE OVAL NECKLACE


The five beautiful MAGNESITE stones in this lively Necklace show unique swirling patterns and measure 1 x 0.75 inches each. Miriam used two matching MOUKAITES (0.5 x 0.75 inches) to accent the Magnesite. Magnesite rondelles and Sterling Silver beading complement the design.

The Sterling Silver S-hook clasp has a spiral design that matches the beautiful natural spirals of the Magnesite.

The length of the Necklace is 18 inches. Priced at $236.

Magnesite-Oval Necklace $236
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MAGNESITE MIXED STONE NECKLACE

 

There are seven outstanding MAGNESITE stones, two MOUKAITE and two matching "Saturn" Jasper Accent stones in this multi-stone Necklace. The four oval Magnesites measure 1 x 0.75 inches each and the three rectangular Magnesites measure 1-1/8 x 0.75 inches each. The "Saturn" Jasper round stones are 0.75 inches in diameter, and the two Moukaite faceted stones are 0.5 x 0.75 inches. All the stones are almost 0.25 inches thick. Magnesite rondelles, Brioche Jasper heishe-shaped beads, and Sterling Silver complete the creative combination Miriam designed. The full length of the Necklace is 21.5 inches. The S-hook clasp has a spiral design that matches the beautiful natural spirals of the Magnesite and the "Saturn" Jasper. Priced at $336.00.

Shown below is how the Magnesite Oval and Mixed Stone Necklaces look when worn together as a coordinated set!


Magnesite-Mixed Stone Necklace $336
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MAGNESITE-PICTURE JASPER NECKLACE

Magnesite and Picture Jasper Necklace

Magnesite and Picture Jasper Necklace Beading

The three oval focal stones of this pretty Necklace measure 1 x 0.75 inches each, and have a depth of 0.25 inches.

Each perfectly polished stone shows the distinctive “landscape” pattern of PICTURE JASPER in shades of brown, tan, sand, creamy white and black.

The focal stones are accented by Magnesite and Brioche Jasper rondelles, and large, ornate Sterling Silver beads that compliment the natural Picture Jasper patterns.

The full length of the Necklace is 18 inches. The S-clasp has a carved leaf design.

Perfect to wear with taupe, dark brown, black or winter white – or jeans!

Priced at $280.00.

Magnesite-Picture Jasper Necklace $280
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We have tried as best possible to describe each item in great detail, and to take accurate photos to show the sizes, shapes and natural colorations of the stones and beading. Some photos are enlarged to show details of the stones, beading and silver components. If you have questions about a particular stone shape, size or coloration, please email moonbeams@powercom.net before you order. Miriam will be happy to answer your questions personally. (Note: Earrings are priced for pierced ears. Clip-on Earrings are available only by special order. Pricing on request.)

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"Simply Elegant!" Silver Jewelry...

Semiprecious Gemstone Necklaces, Pendants & Earrings - All less than $200.

Miriam will Custom-Design spectacular gemstone jewelry just for you!
Ordering your Miriam jewelry is easy.

In fact - it's fun!

Using photos provided by Miriam,
you choose a centerpiece stone from Miriam's extraordinary collection
of hand-selected gemstones.
Miriam does the rest ... Working her magic to create YOUR Custom-Designed jewelry.
For details, email Miriam: moonbeams@powercom.net.

 

 

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