By the time I received these stones, they have already gone through at least 3 hands. There was no packaging identifying what stones they are, but my best guess is amazonite. Amazonite can be found all over the world, including the U.S. in Colorado, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Their color variations are mainly green, green-blue, light gray, and dirty white, and these are dependent on the quality and compounds when the stone is cut. The highest quality amazonite has a rich green/green-blue color.
I received these amazonite and silver beads from a family that I recently wrote about (the one that gifted me books). I visited one day and was making jewelry with the kids, and by the time I left, the older kid gave some of each kind of beads, all of which are visible in the bracelet. I made this for the dad, because with all the jewelry-making, he was left out. Due to the pandemic, I haven’t been able to give this to him, yet.
This bracelet has 20 amazonite beads, 6 silver beads, and a lobster clasp. Being 8 inches in length, this bracelet can be worn by men, women, and every gender and non-conforming gender in between.
Last year, I was at an event selling jewelry and I remember a young man checking every booth near me and asked each vendor (including me) if we had anything for men. Sadly, I didn’t, but I never forgot about him. Since then, I have tried different stones and styles that would be more inclusive, and this bracelet is just the beginning.
It’s more difficult to do on-the-ground research since men in my circle don’t wear jewelry. They’ll wear a watch and wedding band, but that’s about it. If you would like to make your suggestions heard, let me know in the comments!
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