This necklace features an Avon “Mirabella” pendant released in 1974. I have replicated the faux hematite and turquoise elements of this pendant by making a chain using oxidised sterling silver wire, vintage Jet Hematite beads from the Czech Republic and Turquoise Magnesite rice beads. I have finished this necklace with a vintage tassel circa 1970s sourced from old warehouse stock.
Turquoise Magnesite is a dyed semi-precious stone said to bring deep peace when worn while mediating or relaxing.
It measures 79 cm around the neck edge with a 13 cm drop.
This necklace contains vintage repurposed materials. These hold some evidence of their former life in a deepened patina and minor wear; I think that is what gives them so much charm.