DVH 18" Necklace Matte Finish Scenic Tigereye with Jet Beads
This 18" necklace was made by internationally known Scottish jewelry artist Jan Calligan. The scenic tigereye wedge shaped focal bead was custom cut by acclaimed lapidary artist David V. Horste of DVHdesigns. The tigereye focal bead measures 63x17x10mm and has a satiny matte finish. This kind of tiger eye has broken banding that creates lots of undulating chatoyancy and lines that make this a kind of "Scenic Tiger Eye" also known as "Picture Tigereye" and is from South Africa. This bead has great chatoyancy running through multiple veins of tigereye, mixed in with thick hematite veins. Jan carefully selected the other various elements in this piece to showcase the central pendant and make this into a true one of a kind piece of beaded art jewelry. The necklace is 18 inches in total length with 12mm round, matte finish tiger eye beads and 4mm round jet spacer beads enhancing the main focal bead. This necklace has a sterling silver and copper toggle clasp which coordinates nicely with the stones for a wonderful look that is secure and easy to wear!
This piece may be worn with just about any color: black, white, brown, gold or dark green to name a few, which will set the necklace off to perfection and really allow it to glow. A great necklace for all occasions!
Jan Calligan lives and works in Scotland, although her fascination with gems has taken her around the world. The first steps she made into the jewelry world were in the 1990's with some simple silver fabrication classes. While she is quite knowledgeable about colored gemstones, she has made her primary focus the exotic world of extremely diverse and uniquely cut semi-precious gemstone beads and cabochons. To this end she has collected the work of DVHdesigns for over 10 years. Also, since 2007 she has made the annual pilgrimage to the Gem and Mineral shows of Tucson to find the best, the brightest, and the most unusual in the world of gemstone beads, cabs, and findings to add to her artistic beading palette. DVHdesigns is proud to offer a diverse selection of some of Jan's custom strung, beaded necklaces that showcase our one of a kind centerpiece beads. See our other listings for more of her work!
See the rest of my listings in my DVHdesigns Etsy shop AND my eBay store for more focal beads, custom cut cabochons, genuine jet mourning beads, sterling chains just for beads, and more! Also, feel free check out my DVHdesigns website where you can see what I'm up to in the studio, as well as learn more about me, my work, and my upcoming show-lecture schedule.
If you are interested in more info on tiger eye and it's metaphysical properties, there is a lot of information on the Tiger Eye page of the Shimmerlings website. She's a great resource!