Jane Tipton Designs - "Jewelry for the Everyday Goddess"

Quatrefoil Necklaces 


Do I ever love a long necklace!  Especially one that I can wear a couple different ways.  All of these necklaces can be worn long or doubled with an "S" hook that keeps the necklace in place (so the shorter strand stays put, instead of getting tighter and needing re-adjusting... it's genius ;-)  The image of a quatrefoil long pre-dates Van Cleef & Arpels, and can be found in medieval architecture (like on the buttresses of Notre Dame in Paris dating back to 1260).  It can be pronounced "KAT-er-foil" or "KA-truh-foil."  I prefer the second, more French, version.  The design lends itself to variations, and there are shorter and longer lengths available in a variety of gemstones. The elegant longer beads are potentially vulnerable to breakage, so you may want to choose the shorter length if you know you're a bit "rigorous" with your jewelry.  I'm always creating new variations of this design, and may also be able to accommodate special requests.  



Grey Chalcedony 44" Quatrefoil Necklace - SPECIAL ORDER
Grey Chalcedony 44" Quatrefoil Necklace - SPECIAL ORDER
A new variation on a classic. It is always a delight to discover something magical about jewelry. This combination of 139 carats of grey chalcedony and 48 carats of Botswana agate seems to be just that. The long chalcedony beads vary only in their degrees of translucency, while each of the round Botswana agate beads has a unique subtle banded pattern. The more you look, the more you see. At first glance, the mix of grey tones may seem too subdued to be truly exciting, but where the magic comes in is that this necklace morphs into an elegant complement to everything that I've put it with. Matching earrings are available below, or on page 1 of the Earrings section. 44.75" long. (#N492, 2/17) $325
Necklace only $325

Necklace AND matching earrings  $370






Indian Agate 43" Quatrefoil Necklace - SPECIAL ORDER
Indian Agate 43" Quatrefoil Necklace - SPECIAL ORDER
Fantastic forest colors in a necklace that can be worn long, or doubled with a clever "S" hook which prevents the strands from shifting or getting shorter. There are 173 carats of faceted Indian agate with hematite and Balinese silver accents. Matching earrings are available below or on page 1 of the Earrings setion. 43" long. (#N435, 12/10) $325
Necklace only  $325

Necklace AND matching earrings  $370






Sagenetic Quartz & Black Chalcedony 42" Quatrefoil Necklace - SPECIAL ORDER
Sagenetic Quartz & Black Chalcedony 42" Quatrefoil Necklace - SPECIAL ORDER
Did you know that any quartz with naturally occurring "needles" (which are actually smaller crystals that formed first) is "sagenetic" quartz? Yes, it's true. So rutilated quartz (that has rutile needles) and tourminalated quartz (that has tourmaline needles) are both sagenetic quartz. This necklace has black tourmaline needles encased in the quartz. And it looks as cool as it sounds. The close-up photos below show how each is its own unique universe. There are 129 carats of sagenetic quartz, and 33 carats of faceted black chalcedony to really bring out the contrast in this piece. Balinese silver accents and tiny hematite beads are used throughout. Matching earrings are available below, or on page 1 of the Earrings section. Although this exact necklace has sold, a special order may be possible. 42.25" long. (#N423, 6/16) $325
Necklace only  $325

Necklace AND matching earrings  $370







Snowflake Obsidian & Grey Chalcedony 35" Quatrefoil Necklace - NEW
Snowflake Obsidian & Grey Chalcedony 35" Quatrefoil Necklace - NEW
I swoon for variations in translucency. The 90 carats of snowflake obsidian are opaque, while the 29 carats of grey chalcedony allow light to pass through and echo the color of the "snowflakes." There are some nice close-up photos below that show the variations in textures of the snowflake obsidian. Handwrought Balinese silver and tiny hematite accents are used throughout. Matching earrings are available below of on page 1 of the Earrings section. 35.5" long. (#N428, 6/7) $275
Necklace only  $275

Necklace AND matching earrings  $320







White Jade Silver 44" Quatrefoil Necklace - NEW & SOLD
White Jade Silver 44" Quatrefoil Necklace - NEW & SOLD
It is no wonder that white is now regarded as a year-round color, it is always so elegant. This necklace is the first in which I've used larger Balinese silver bead caps, so the price is a little higher (but they fit so nicely with the rondelle-shaped smaller beads -- irresistible!). I also went for a little extra glamour with tiny faceted hematite accents. Like all the other necklaces on this page, it can be worn long or doubled (and can also be doubled at several different "settings"). Matching earrings are available below, or on page 1 of the Earrings section. 44.25" long. (#N429, 7/9) $385
Necklace only  $385

Necklace AND matching earrings  $434







Black Chalcedony Quatrefoil 41" Necklace - NEW
Black Chalcedony Quatrefoil 41" Necklace - NEW
What could be more classic than black? These faceted black chalcedony stones have a life of their own as they sparkle in the light. The necklace has a total of 144 carats of black chalcedony (which is also called onyx). In addition to the quatrefoils from Bali, there are also tiny Balinese silver accents flanking each bead, along with even tinier hematite beads. I just love designs that have a "the more you look, the more you see" quality. This necklace is available in two lengths: 36" and 41." The longer version shown. Matching earrings are available below, or on page 1 of the earrings section. 41.5" long. (#N404, 3/29) $325
36" Necklace only  $275 (SPECIAL ORDER)

36" Necklace AND matching earrings  $320
(SPECIAL ORDER)

41" Necklace only  $325

41" Necklace AND matching earrings  $370






Pearl, Quartz & Thai Silver 39" Quatrefoil Necklace - NEW
Pearl, Quartz & Thai Silver 39" Quatrefoil Necklace - NEW
When I saw these fine silver quatrefoil beads from Thailand, I immediately thought of the smaller quatrefoils I have from Bali. Mix in some wonderfully lustrous pearls and faceted rock crystal quartz, and you have the recipe for "Wow!" This can be worn long or doubled, and I have to say, it looks amazing. Because it's not a traditional treatment of pearls, it can be an surprising addition to a more casual outfit, but is definitely opulent enough for dressier occasions. Love! The matching earrings are available below, or on page 2 of the Earrings section. (#N359, N496, 3/17) $395
Necklace only  $395

Necklace AND matching earrings  $480






42" Pietersite & Sard Quatrefoil Necklace - LAYAWAY
42" Pietersite & Sard Quatrefoil Necklace - LAYAWAY
Pietersite is relatively "new" gemstone as it was discovered in Africa in 1962. It's known for its variety of colors, and unusual patterns. The close-up photos below can only begin to show how each of these beads is truly unique. This necklace has 141 carats of pietersite, 26 carats of sard, two colors of tigereye (golden and mahogany), and each gem type has a different cut. All these variations in color and pattern allow this piece to visually morph into going with so many different colors of clothing. Hand-crafted Balinese silver accents are used throughout. 42" long. (Item #N358, 7/9) $350































Pietersite & Grey Chalcedony 36" Quatrefoil Necklace - SPEICAL ORDER
Pietersite & Grey Chalcedony 36" Quatrefoil Necklace - SPEICAL ORDER
This is the "little sister" to the 42" pietersite necklace. This one has a paler, more misty quality about it. The colors are more subdued, and the effect more subtle. The pietersite has a lavender undertone, and the golden veins of pattern are brought out by the tiny golden tigereye beads paired with the grey chalcedony. This necklace can be worn long or doubled by hooking into the Balinese quatrefoils themselves. The hematite and Balinese silver add contrast and sparkle. This looks quite intriguing with black. Matching chalcedony earrings are available below, and on page 1 of the Earrings section. 36.5" long. Although this exact necklace has sold, a special order may be possible. Item (#N358, 10/15) $295
Necklace only  $295

Necklace AND matching earrings  $340






Ocean Jasper & Smokey Quartz 35" Quatrefoil Necklace - SPECIAL ORDER
Ocean Jasper & Smokey Quartz 35" Quatrefoil Necklace - SPECIAL ORDER
It's easy to be smitten with Ocean Jasper. It naturally occurs in all these subtle shades of pinks, whites, greens... mottled and textured patterns. No two stones are exactly alike. Even though I've done my best with the photography, I think you'll be blown away by how beautiful these stones are in person. The 41" version photographed below has sold, but special orders are available. The 35.5" version shown here has 107 carats of faceted jasper and 16 carats of faceted smokey quartz. The two gemstones provide such a nice counterpoint in transparency. You'll want to eat them as much as wear them. Matching smokey quartz earrings are available below. 35.5" long. (#N313, 3/17) $325
35" Necklace only  $275 (SPECIAL ORDER)

35" Necklace AND earrings $320 
(SPECIAL ORDER)

41" Necklace only $325 (SPECIAL ORDER)

41" Necklace AND Earrings $370 
(SPECIAL ORDER)







Blue Lace Agate 42" Quatrefoil Necklace - SPECIAL ORDER
Blue Lace Agate 42" Quatrefoil Necklace - SPECIAL ORDER
Blue Lace Agate has such a gorgeous pale lavender color. It's universally flattering with all skin tones, while also looking great with a variety of clothing colors, too. It has this kind of ethereal glow. This necklace has 154 carats of faceted blue lace agate, 26 hand-crafted sterling quatrefoils, and Balinese silver accents. It is wire-wrapped in Argentium silver which has a slightly higher silver content than sterling, and is more resistant to tarnishing. It can be worn long or doubled with the provided "S" hook. Matching blue lace agate earrings are available below, or on page 1 of the Earrings section. The version shown above is 42.5 inches long. This design is also available in a shorter 36" version. If you've been considering a quatrefoil necklace in blue lace agate, please do not delay. My supplier has told me that she won't be getting any more of this cut, so I bought her last three strands of gems. (#N356) $350
42.5" Necklace only $350 (SPECIAL ORDER)

42.5" Necklace AND Earrings $395
(SPECIAL ORDER) 

36.38" Necklace only $295
(SPECIAL ORDER)

36.38" Necklace AND Earrings  $340 
(SPECIAL ORDER)




Kambaba Jasper 42" Quatrefoil Necklace - SPECIAL ORDER
Kambaba Jasper 42" Quatrefoil Necklace - SPECIAL ORDER
Kambaba Jasper comes from Africa, and has the most wonderful dark green swirls and patterns in it. Really a beautiful color -- a neutral "cool" green with just enough color to be interesting. This necklace has 179 carats of faceted Kambaba Jasper, 26 hand-crafted quatrefoils, tiny hematite beads, and additional Balinese silver accents throughout. It can be worn long or doubled. Matching earrings are available below, and on page 1 of the Earrings section. There is also a shorter 35.75" version in stock with a total of 123 carats of kambaba jasper for $275. It is the longer version shown in the photos. (#N278-42, #N442-42, N473-36, 12/3) $325




36" Necklace only  $275 (IN STOCK)

36" Necklace AND matching earrings  $320
(IN STOCK)

42" Necklace only $325 (SPECIAL ORDER)

42" Necklace AND earrings $370
(SPECIAL ORDER)








Black Chalcedony & Sardonyx 34" Quatrefoil Necklace
Black Chalcedony & Sardonyx 34" Quatrefoil Necklace
These long, faceted black chalcedony beads are so elegant. Rather than pairing them with more black chalcedony, I chose small sardonyx beads. When cut into spheres, the black, white and brown layers of the sardonyx create "eyes" in the beads. For centuries, these have been believed to ward off the "evil eye" in many cultures. Though I can make an all black chalcedony version of this necklace for the same price, I couldn't resist the added intrigue of a good story. I hope you are just as charmed. This necklace has 109 carats of black chalcedony, 21 carats of sardonyx, 22 hand-crafted quatrefoils, tiny hematite beads, and Balinese silver accents. It can be worn long, or doubled with the "S" clasp provided. 34.5" long. (#N282) $275
Necklace only $275

Necklace AND earrings $320








Poppy Jasper & Carnelian 41" Quatrefoil Necklace (SPECIAL ORDER)
Poppy Jasper & Carnelian 41" Quatrefoil Necklace (SPECIAL ORDER)
This necklace has a wonderful dark red brick color that is just so rich. The combination of the textured opaque poppy jasper, and the translucent uniform glow of the carnelian in the same color is just wonderful. The necklace has 164 carats of faceted poppy jasper, 19 carats of faceted carnelian, 26 hand-crafted silver quatrefoils, tiny hematites, and Balinese silver accents. It can be worn long, or doubled with the "S" clasp provided. Matching earrings are available below, and on page 1 of the Earrings section. The necklace shown above is 41" long. (The 35.5" version is also shown below.) (#N281, 4/16) $325
41" Necklace only $325 (SPECIAL ORDER)

41" Necklace AND earrings $370
(SPECIAL ORDER)

35.5" Necklace only  $275

35.5" Necklace AND matching earrings  $320









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