"Happiness" Necklace

Larry Vasquez

6E111

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Double Strand Bead and Jacla Necklace titled, "Happiness". This Beautiful Necklace Features Hand Rolled Natural, High Grade Carico Lake Turquoise from Nevada and Oxblood Mediterranean Coral Beads with 22k Gold Spacers. The 22k Gold Clasp is set with three natural Carico Lake Turquoise Clam Fossils (48cts bordered by 14.2cts each) and one hanging Carico Clam Fossil (25cts). A central Carico Lake Turquoise Clam Fossil (86 cts) connects the necklace to the jaclas and completes this one-of-a-kind, collector’s piece by Larry Vasquez.

Carico Lake Fossilized Clams are extremely rare. Carico Lake is a turquoise mine located in a dry lake bed in Nevada. Clam fossils deposited in this lakebed eventually dissolved and over time the clam-shaped cavities were filled with this beautiful green Turquoise.

This necklace can be worn two different ways as seen in the photographs. The first way is to have the jaclas hang down in front. However, the necklace can also be reversed with the jaclas hanging down the back of the neck in order to feature the beautiful Carico Lake Turquoise Fossil stones set in 22k Gold.

Necklace Length: 24" (Jaclas Hang Down an Additional 7")

Larry Vasquez titled this necklace, "Happiness". Larry Vasquez includes hand written letters with each of his pieces, which will come with the necklace. This necklace includes this poem by Mr. Vasquez: 

Happiness

(From the Series of The Ancients Sing Their Songs)

"As the ancients came down the four long steps of eternity they became four strands in Time, revealing the gifts of love.

Their songs were heard as they uttered the words of love that became beams of light.

Each beam was an individual being that will reveal the individual knowing that is all that you are.

As we see is all that is. As we hear is a moment in time. In our doing is all that is and ever will be.

These words are inscribed in each stone that is gathered together for the healing of body, mind, and soul.

First Jacla is the keeper of the keys. Second Jacla are the doors to The Record Keepers, and The Guardians of the Heart.

So I say, 'all is well'"

- Larry Vasquez (Lavrio Raul Paton)

 

Materials used:

Collector Stone - Carico Lake Clam Fossil (86cts)

Extension main stone (48cts) with 2 tear drops with hooks (14.20cts each)

1 hanging drop (25cts)

All Above Stones are Carico Lake Turquoise Fossils

All beads are Carico Lake Turquoise Fossils Handmade by Larry Vasquez

Coral from Mt. Vesuvius in the Mediterranean Beads Handmade by Larry Vasquez

All Gold on Pendants is 22k

Gold Spacers handmade by Larry Vasquez in 22k Gold

All Gold on Hooks and Jump Rings 18k Gold

Replacement Value: $68,000





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Sizing

Although the best way to test the size and fit of a piece of jewelry is to try it on in the store, we know that is not always an option. In an effort to help you choose the piece that is right for you, we have included measurements of each piece on the website. Here is how our measurements are defined:

Bracelets

Finding the right size bracelet for your wrist has always been a tricky endeavor, since, unlike rings, there isn't a standardized, universal sizing chart for wrist size. One reason for this is that we all have different shaped wrists, some of us have round wrists, while others have more oval. Bracelets, like wrists, also have different shapes.

So, while bracelet sizing will never be an exact science, we've done what we can to ensure the greatest chance of a comfortable fit. The best thing you can do if you don't know your wrist size is to take a soft measuring tape and loosely measure the circumference of your wrist at the point you plan on wearing it. Try not to have the measuring tape dig into your skin, as this will result in a smaller than ideal size. Once you have the circumference of your wrist, compare it to the chart below to find the correct bracelet size. If your wrist measures in-between two sizes, we recommend rounding up to the larger size. (ie: if your wrist measures 6.375"- you should shop for size "Medium" bracelets.)

 Wrist Circumference

Corresponding Bracelet Size

5.5"

XX-Small

5.75"

Extra-Small

6"

Small

6.25"

Small-Medium

6.5"

Medium

6.75" - 7"

Medium-Large

7.25"

Large

7.5"

Extra-Large

7.75"

XX-Large

8"

XXX-Large

 

You may want to drill down further on the bracelet sizing to make sure the cuff is a comfortable fit. You will notice on our website that we generally list four measurements for bracelets:

Keep in mind that certain bracelets can be adjusted slightly to fit your wrist, but those with inlay or stones all the way around will be damaged if bent. In any case, it is always best to check with with us to see if a particular bracelet is adjustable.

Lastly, have no fear! If you order a bracelet that doesn't fit, send it back for one that does! We want this to be a positive experience, you should never wear something that isn't 100% comfortable. More on our return policy here.

Buckles

Sizing belt buckles is pretty straightforward. The height and width are self-explanatory, and the belt width describes the maximum belt width the buckle will fit on.

Concha Belts

We try to include the height and width for the conchas, as well as the buckle (if different), and the width of the belt they are on. The length of the concha belts can be less important, because these belts are often made quite long to accommodate many waist sizes, and then can be shortened to fit the wearer. If you are concerned whether or not a belt will fit you, just ask. We are happy to size most of our concha belts before shipping.