Green Garden Necklace by Shirley Price
This delightful necklace is made of sterling silver and a semi-precious stone (malachite) and is from her "jewelry with an edge" collection. The stone used here is malachite, which occurs worldwide including Congo, Gabon, Zambia, Namibia, Mexico, Australia, and the largest deposit/mine in the Urals region, Russia. Malachite has been suitable for mineral pigment in green paints since antiquity.
Total pendant size is approximately 1.75". Comes on a 19.5" sterling silver chain.
Handcrafted by Shirley Price of Indio, California.
A cool elegance and soothing balance draws the viewer into Shirley's limited edition, fine silver collection. The Asian-inspired pieces announce the beautiful symmetry of line and color. Her designs express the visual and emotional relationship between the metal and stones, thereby establishing the best possible marriage of the two. They are the melding of contemporary with the best of heritage, delivering pieces that are commanding when viewed, dramatic when worn.
Free-form, hand-cut, hand-polished cabochons are selected for the depth of color and intriguing textures. These are set with fine and sterling silver. A single pearl on each piece has become my recognized signature. My pieces are often named for a virtue; grace, gratitude, joy, happiness, and peace.