Beaded cat bracelet, cat figure carved from green aventurine, wrapped in silver plated wire and beaded together with green pearls.
Unique handmade cat bracelet, in shades of green and white
I cut and polished a chunk of green aventurine to make it resemble a cat shape. Then the carved cat has been wire wrapped with 22 g silver plated wire. The cat figure has been added to a gemstone bracelet made of gemstones: aventurine, chalcedony and freshwater pearls. All stones genuine.
The beaded cat bracelet is standard length (21 cm+/-) and has been beaded onto a memory wire. It fits all wrists but the XXXL ones. The cat bracelet is furnished with a silver plated lobster clasp.
A unique gift for a cat lover, certainly one of a kind.
Read more about green aventurine here
Aventurine is a variety of Quartz characterized by bright inclusions of Mica or other minerals that give a shimmering or glistening effect to the stone, referred to as aventurescence, especially notable when tumbled or polished. Its name is derived from the Italian a ventura or all’avventura, meaning “by chance,” and refers to the Italian glass from the 1700s, produced when a worker accidentally dropped metal filings into a vat of melting glass. Once cooled, the result was pleasing with its randomly spaced iridescent sparkles, and it was used to make jewelry and other items. The name Aventurine was later given to the natural stone which looked like the industrial product.
Green Aventurine is known as the “Stone of Opportunity,” thought to be the luckiest of all crystals, especially in manifesting prosperity and wealth, or for increasing favor in competitions or games of chance. Its winning energy makes it a great ally for boosting one’s chances in any situation – a first date, tax audit, even landing a promotion. Aventurine has been used as a lucky talisman and is a popular stone for gamblers.
Legends say that it is an all-purpose healer, used to reduce stress, develop confidence, imagination and improve prosperity.
Many believe that aventurine has the capacity to calm a troubled spirit and bring about inner peace.
In this jewelry piece, a genuine freshwater pearl has been used. This is a cultured pearl.
Cultured pearls are just as real as the natural variety. They grow inside the mollusk in exactly the same way. They are not imitation, and they are not fake. A cultured pearl necklace is as genuine as its natural cousin. The majority of cultured pearls available today derive from freshwater mussels and saltwater pearl oysters. Although all pearls develop in the same way, the cultured pearl requires some human assistance to get the process started. To do this, the pearl farmer inserts a small bead or section of mantle tissue under the mollusk’s shell. Nature then takes over. The animal begins to deposit layers of nacre around the irritating substance, slowly building up the cultured pearl. Cultured pearls so closely resemble the natural variety that experts often find it difficult to tell the two types apart. A final determination frequently requires the use of an X-ray to identify the initial irritant deep in the pearl’s interior.
The cultured pearls used in my jewelry originate mainly from freshwater mollusks. They are inexpensive so they have quite a few irregularities: size, shape etc.
Read more about different types of pearls here