Red is often a hard color to find handcrafted jewelry in other than garnet or rubies, so it's nice to find this dyed red quartz.
It is really a gorgeous shade of deep cranberry and the stones vary in size up to 1" wide.
The entire 36" +7" necklace is strung with sterling silver chain, pretty end caps, and sterling beads from Bali.
This is a great piece to wear as a long necklace or doubled.
I have a new favorite source for fabulous handcrafted work with natural pearls and stones.
This jewelry artist is an Asian woman who travels to the Orient to purchase her base goods, and then returns to North Carolina (wee-hoo, my state) to create her own unique jewelry designs.
All of her hand made necklaces are the latest on the fashion jewelry scene and always incorporate natural stones, baroque or freshwater pearls, and sterling silver or gold plating.