Vista Grande Variscite and Bead Necklace by Bruce Eckhardt (#22)



This outstanding mint green variscite big-bead necklace was designed and executed by Anglo artist Bruce Eckhardt. Bruce has been cutting stones most of his sixty-odd years and has developed an aptitude for large, well-formed beads with an extremely fine finish. This Vista Grande variscite is from a 20-acre, closed mining claim in Esmeralda County, Candelaria district, Nevada, which is owned by Alan Chambers and Rodney Frisby. Bruce has also accented his charming choker with small beads of precious opal, spiny oyster, turquoise, and sugilite.