This lovely necklace is made of niobium wire and Red Creek Jasper Beads. I have created a toggle clasp to finish it off. Each natural stone bead is unique in color, and is 12 mm flat round in size. 20.5 inches long (52 cm), I think it is long enough to have a slight drape for most people and most collars, but short enough not to be in the way.
Niobium metal is naturally nickel-free. Many metals that are commonly used in jewelry are alloys, which often include nickel. Nickel makes soft metals harder, and its shiny silver color is attractive. Even a trace amount of nickel can be enough to cause a rash in someone who is sensitized to it. But Niobium is classified as commercially pure (min. 99.95%) - It simply doesn't need other metals to stiffen it. There are no “mystery metals” here – you will know exactly what is in your jewelry.
The necklace in these photos is the same one that you will receive, and will arrive in a simple gift box. I make each item by my own hand, using only nickel-free materials. I create all findings and fixtures from raw materials so that I can guarantee what metals you will wear against your skin.
Your jewelry should never cause you pain, or irritate your skin. If you continue to irritate your nickel allergy, your allergic reactions will become more severe over time. Nickel allergies can appear at any age and last a lifetime, so everyone can benefit from choosing nickel-free jewelry. I make each item by hand, with care, using entirely nickel-free materials. If you have additional questions for me, please do not hesitate to ask. Thank you for supporting handmade art.