Gemstone Statement Necklace with Carved Bone Turtle

Jan's Description

Gemstones in differing shapes and coordinating colors make this statement necklace a standout. I have also added a very cool vintage carved bone turtle, placed asymmetrically for a lot of wow!  Gemstones include carnelian, red aventurine, carved jade, quartz crystal, rutilated quartz and green aventurine. 

Necklace is 22.75 inches long and closes with a sterling silver hook.

This necklace is one of a kind and lovingly handmade by me in my home studio in San Francisco. Most of my creations are a mix of antique, vintage, and new parts, some of which may show signs of aging and wear. I feel that such “imperfections” only add character to the piece and hope that you do too. 

About the Artisan

Jan Dempsey has been designing jewelry since she was a “flower child” of the 60’s. As a wife, mother and now world traveler, creating jewelry has always been a source of immense joy and therapy. Her "re-created" pieces are crafted from her own unique assortment of vintage findings and beads. Jan's distinctive designs reflect a relaxed sophistication that takes you from jeans to cocktail dress.