Beaded necklace, 'Manye' (Ghana)

Tina Quaye gathers a glistening collection of gemstone beads for the design of this necklace. She names her design Manye, or Queen Mother in Akan and threads the necklace by hand with enhanced chalcedony at the center, flanked by enhanced jasper followed by onyx. Interspersed with tourmalinated quartz, the necklace dazzles in shades of black, white, maroon, gray and gold. Fastens with a brass clasp.