17 mm teal zoisite round beads
8 mm x 5 mm green nephrite beads
9 mm x 7 mm yellow jasper (African turquoise) barrel beads
2 mm green glass spacers
Total length 20.5" (52 cm) + 2" (5 cm) extension chain
Zoisite is a stone of return: return to the self, return to one's center, return to relaxation, return to healthy norms, etc. The creative energy of zoisite is believed to serve as a reset button, returning the mind back to its objectives after an unwelcome interruption.
Zoisite, first known as saualpite, after its type locality, for the mineral was described by Abraham Gottlob Werner in 1805. He named it after the Carniolan naturalist Sigmund Zois, who sent him its specimens from Saualpe in Carinthia. Zois realized that this was an unknown mineral when it was brought to him by a mineral dealer, presumed to be Simon Prešern, in 1797. Sources of zoisite include Tanzania (tanzanite), Kenya (anyolite), Norway (thulite), Switzerland, Austria, India, Pakistan, and the U.S. state of Washington.
Jasper is a semi-precious stone with a huge variety of colours and patterns.
Jade is a mineral used as jewellery or for ornaments. It is typically green, although may be yellow or white. Jade can refer to either of two different silicate minerals: nephrite (a silicate of calcium and magnesium in the amphibole group of minerals), or jadeite (a silicate of sodium and aluminium in the pyroxene group of minerals).