Put the Kusiqua necklace on and you’ll see why its name means "happy". We have yet to find a single outfit it doesn’t complete, and can’t get over how beautifully the cast bronze bars move. You’ll love the long polished jasper stones and how the wire fringe catches the light as you walk (or dance!). If that's not happy-making, we don't know what is.
Betsy and Iya
1777 NW 24th Avenue
Portland OR 97210
Materials: Cast bronze bars with black jasper inlays and sterling silver-filled fringe suspended from sterling silver 'U' on sterling silver chain with sterling silver clasp and closure.
All stones in this collection have been ethically mined in the western United States (Arizona or Oregon) and were specially cut for betsy & iya. Every step of the stones’ creation process, from mine to market, adheres to strict protocols for environmental protection, fair labor practices, and accountability. Learn more about our commitment to using Fair Trade stones here.
Crafted by hand in our Portland, Oregon production studio.
Inspired by condors taking flight at the ancient site of Machu Picchu, the Inti Collection embodies the birds’ effortless ascent. Featuring Fair Trade Arizona turquoise and Oregon jasper, solid sterling silver, and gorgeous light-catching fringe, these multidimensional pieces epitomize strength and beauty. View the Inti Lookbook.
Bronze and sterling silver can tarnish over time. Both can be brought back to their original luster with a polishing cloth. We stabilized our stones to increase their hardness, but jasper should still be worn with proper care. Though commonly used in jewelry, these stones are not indestructible. If dropped, banged or forcefully rubbed up against a harder surface, the stone could become damaged (cracked or scratched). We recommend removing the jewelry when it makes most sense–e.g. don't do hardcore outdoor sports with your pieces on, don't wear them in a hot tub or submerged in water for a long period of time, put jewelry on after putting products in hair, etc. and you should be good to go!
For information on how to keep your jewelry looking gorgeous for the long haul, go here.
Necklace measures approximately 30" long. Focal is 2 1/16" long by 5/8" wide.