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Earthly Delights Necklace
Item #48578
$145.00
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Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

Designed and made in the U.S.A. exclusively for the Smithsonian, this Earthly Delights Necklace—graced with eye-catching carnelian orbs and colorful multi-shaped Czech glass beads—captures the brilliance of autumn leaves under a clear sky. Gold-plated findings. Made in the U.S.A. Natural carnelian variations will occur.
This Earthly Delights Necklace celebrates carnelian, a semiprecious stone in our National Museum of Natural History. In addition to carnelian minerals and gems, the Museum curates several ancient carnelian jewelry pieces, including a 1 – 4th century, A.D. Roman necklace.
15"l. with 3"l. extender. Lobster clasp.
Carnelian is a variety of semiprecious quartz with a brownish red to orange color. One of the oldest known gemstones, carnelian was prized by nobility throughout antiquity. Carnelian is believed to bring good luck to its wearer.

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