*Lizard Jasper cut by Gary Wilson
*Ammonite reverse cut by Gary Wilson
*Moonstone beads (coated)
*Freshwater Pearls
*Faceted Ocean Jasper rondelles
*Sterling setting, spacers, findings
*Necklace is signed, numbered, dated

Length: 15.75" - 20.5" (40 cm - 52 cm) Shown on model at shortest length
Centerpiece:  3" x 1.75" (7.5 cm x 4.5 cm)
Weight:  3.4 oz (96 gm)

Earring drop length: 1.5" (4 cm)
Earring weight: 4.2 gm ea (a nickel weighs about 5 gm)

Item #814 - $1,230 Set

Necklace and
Earrings - $1,230:
      Necklace alone $1,200:

Seascape Necklace

Seascape Necklace
Seascape Necklace Back
Seascape Necklace on model
Seascape Earrings
Seascape Necklace
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This "Seascape" necklace features an amazing Lizard Jasper cut by Gary Wilson as well as one of his precious tiny fossil ammonite reverse people. The photo on the model shows the actual delicate colors of the fabulous cabochon best. There's some seaweed on the back.

I couldn't find much information about Lizard Jasper. There are a few rather boring examples online with this "unique shade of sage green" but nothing with the scenic quality of this stone! Melody mentions what she calls "Lizard Stone" can impart hope to situations that may seem desperate. Traditionally green is the color of hope in Christian iconography. My teacher (Professor Allan W. Anderson) used to describe going to the library (back in the olden days, children) to study the theological virtues of faith, hope and love. He was always amazed at the large number of tomes devoted to faith and love in contrast with the very few devoted to hope. In his book Self-Transformation and the Oracular he distinguishes between hopes and hope, the latter being a theological virtue, "not one longing among others but the only longing that is not illusory... in its clinical function, hope is the longing for release from self-bondage..."

Professor Anderson made many insightful distinctions for us like the one between hopes and hope, including those between awareness and consciousness; activity and process; anxiety and concern; fate and destiny;... in fact I listed between 30 and 40 of them under "distinctions" in the indexes to each of his books (below). The indexes are not merely topical but also conceptual. One person told me they learned something by reading the index... who even does that?! It was a student for whom teacher's dedication in one of the books ("For serious students") was intended: After a long career as a professor of Religious Studies, he didn't think there were very many serious students and he would often remind us or better, goad us with the quote from the Bhagavad Gita: "Among thousands of men perhaps one strives for perfection; and among thousands of those who strive perhaps one knows me in truth."

If this necklace calls to you I hope you will order it and enjoy its peaceful seascape as you contemplate the mysteries of our existence.