Black Jasper & White Coral bo•koo™ Collar

Black Jasper & White Coral bo•koo™ Collar

from 145.00

Wear it alone or glam it up with bo•koo™ Drop pendants!
Each bo•koo™ Collar is individually handcrafted using 100% Silk thread, double-knotted between each Black Jasper & White Coral bead, paired with micup studios’ artisan {hand-metal forged} bead tips in either 14/20kt Gold-filled or 0.925 Sterling Silver complimenting your bo•koo™ clasp. Each bo•koo™ clasp will vary slightly due to the Artisan hand metal forging process, unique to micup studio design.

  • Collar with clasp dimensions - approximate 17”

  • Clasp dimensions - approximate 18mm - 20mm diameter

This item is made to order. Please allow 5 - 14 business days for creation before shipping.

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SHIPPING & RETURN INFO

Estimated Delivery: Creation lead time is approximately 5 - 14 days from date of purchase
Delivery Type: USPS Priority Mail post {Insurance & tracking are included}
Returns / Exchanges: micup studio does NOT accept returns or exchanges. If there is an issue with your purchase, please contact me within 3 days after receipt so that we may come to a satisfactory resolution.


MINERAL COMPOSITION

Jasper is an opaque variety of Chalcedony {a form of Quartz that is compact and microcrystalline}. The unique color patterns (combined with hardness) can distinguish Jasper from all other gemstones.

Unlike most other gemstones which are of mineral origin, Coral is organic, formed by living organisms. It forms from branching, antler-like structures created from coral polyps in tropical and subtropical ocean waters. When the coral polyps die, the hardened skeleton remains, and this material is what is used as a gemstone. Most coral is white, but nature can create coral in several other colors, including the popular orange to red forms. 99% of the coral on the market has been dyed to create this vibrant red color. The coral I use is white bamboo coral which is not endangered or threatened in any way, unlike natural red coral.

ORIGINS

Jasper is common and found worldwide. Important deposits exist in India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Indonesia, Egypt, Madagascar, Australia, Brazil, Venezuela, Uruguay and the United States (Oregon, Idaho, Washington, California, Arizona, Utah, Arkansas, and Texas).

Coral is found only in tropical to subtropical saltwater environments. Regions producing coral include the Red Sea, the Midway Islands, the Canary Islands, the Taiwan and Malaysian Coast, the coast of Australia, Italy, (Sardinia), and Hawaii.

LEGENDS AND LORE

Black Jasper, also referred to as Blackstone, historically, is traceable to all ancient peoples and civilizations. Worn by shamans, priests and kings, it was considered sacred and a powerful protection stone, for both the physical world and in the spiritual realm. Amulets of Jasper were carved by the Egyptians with symbols and inscriptions from the Book of the Dead and buried with mummified remains for safe passage in the after life. Legend states it was used to drive away evil spirits and protect against snake, scorpion and spider bites. Some Native Americans call Jasper a "rain-bringer" and that it would protect against unseen dangers in the night.

Even though Black Jasper is not a birthstone in the traditional or modern birthstone chart, it can be associated with the Zodiac sign of Aries. It is a planetary stone for Mars and is associated with the element of fire.

Coral bears the rather charming nick-name of “Sea’s Garden” in part because people once thought it was a plant. Coral is considered an ancient gemstone, and has been used for thousands of years. The gem use of coral began before recorded history. The ancient Greeks, Romans, and Native Americans used red, pink, and white corals extensively. Deep red, bright pink, and clear white corals were highly prized. Inland cultures far from the sources of coral would trade for these resources.

Even though Coral is not a birthstone in the traditional or modern birthstone chart, it can be associated with the Zodiac signs of Libra, Pisces, Capricorn, Scorpio and Taurus.