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Zoisite is a sorosilicate, meaning it shares an oxygen atom between silica tetrahedra, and its hardness and ratio of silica to oxygen make it closer to the feldspar category, and zoisite can show vertical striations like one sees in feldspars through their crystalline structure is different. The most common zoisite jewelry material is ruby zoisite, such as in this 16"-18" necklace, thulite, a pink variety, and tanzanite. As the name implies, ruby zoisite is a mix of red ruby and green zoisite and it's generally found on Tanzania. It's common for black hornblende inclusions to be present, leading to colorful and dramatic gemstones. Several opaque ruby nuggets and freshwater coin pearls finish the necklace, and the overall length can be adjusted using the sterling silver S-hook clasp with the larger links of the sterling silver chain. The gemstones are hand-knotted with silk thread for superior drape and movement.

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Length: necklace - 16"-18"


  • zoisite nuggets
  • ruby nuggets
  • freshwater coin pearls
  • sterling silver beads
  • sterling silver toggle clasp
  • silk thread

Care & cleaning: Silk thread may be frayed or severed through prolonged exposure to rough or sharp edges; store necklace flat when not in use to prevent stretching or fraying thread. Clean with warm soapy water and avoid chemical or abrasive cleaners. Use a soft jewelry polishing cloth to clean tarnish appearing on silver.

Silk thread is a strong material, but it can be stretched with continued tugging and that could distort the spacing between knots so it's recommended to keep this necklace out of reach of young hands. As with all beaded jewelry: do not let young toddlers chew on it.

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This adjustable length 16"-18" necklace can be worn with casual tops (crew necks, V-necks) and higher-neck blouses or deeper V collared shirts.