Turquoise Agate Viking Knit Necklace and Earring Set
It is believed that the stone known as Agate has a grounding energy that promotes stability. It is said to help one heal from mistakes and bring harmony into one's life by building on your strengths and diminishing your weaknesses. Agates come in a myriad of colors and abstract patterns.
With a teal agate as the centre piece, this Viking Knit necklace is connected to silver-plated chain by faceted teal glass beads. The large faceted teal colored agate stone gracefully dangles from silver-plated Viking Knit. This age-old style of wire weaving is an art in and of itself, as nine silver-plated wires are woven together in an intricate pattern and then pulled together into a tight knit. A hand-hammered spiral filigree bead caps the stone, while fourteen circle findings of varying sizes and finish, dance the 5" length of Viking Knit. Two teal faceted glass beads bracket the Viking Knit and connect it to the double chain. The necklace is finished with two teal stone beads and oval clasp and measures 22" in length (it can be shortened upon request). The agate pendant adds an additional 2-1/2". The matching earrings feature a large teal faceted glass bead, silver-plated bead caps, circle accent, and hand-hammered spiral head pin. They measure approximately 2-1/2" in length. Please note, the Agate is a natural stone and as such has inclusions. It measures 1-1/4"wide by 1-3/4" long.
Packaging: All items are packaged in the appropriate size white leatherette box and will be wrapped for safe shipment to you. See photo.
CARE - use a soft jewelry cloth to clean and shine the metal. Avoid abrasive scrubbing or strong detergents! Periodically soak the entire piece in 4:1 ratio Mr. Clean (or gentle substitute) and lukewarm water for 2-3 minutes. Rinse with clean water and dry.
STORE your jewelry in a zip-locking type bag once completely dry. You can add a small charcoal type pouch to keep humidity away if you live in more humid climates. These are the types found in shoe boxes, purses, etc.