Carnelian, Brown New Jade, and Green Serpentine Necklace with Pewter

Carnelian, Brown New Jade, and Green Serpentine Necklace with Pewter
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This one-of-a-kind, handcrafted necklace measures approximately 30 inches long. It is made of a variety of carnelian, brown new jade, and green serpentine beads, separated by pewter spacers. The highlight of this necklace is the carved carnelian oval bead in the center. There are a variety of shapes, colors, and textures in this unique beaded necklace.

A stone of valor and strength, carnelian is believed to give the wearer courage, confidence, and wisdom. It keeps depression at bay, and it gives the wearer a sense of hope and optimism. Carnelian is believed to boost self-esteem and to aid in solving problems. It protects from negative emotions and dispels apathy and laziness. A stone of action and fire, it is even believed to increase physical energy. Carnelian is associated with the Zodiac signs of Aries, Scorpio, Leo, and Virgo. It is an alternate birthstone for the month of July.

New jade usually refers to serpentine, which is usually green, but is often dyed a red or brown color. Although serpentine is commonly known as new jade, it is not a true jade. Nonetheless, serpentine has its place in the world of beaded gemstone jewelry. Serpentine is a calming and grounding stone, said to help find harmony and inner peace. Because of its calming effect, it is reputed to help in meditations. It is believed to ease depression, calm the mood, and make us feel in control, especially when we are trapped in a difficult situation. Serpentine is associated with the Zodiac signs of Virgo and Libra. It is the official rock for the State of California.