The heart of this necklace is the round turquoise gemstone that was painted red, bought by Arianne from a Chinese man in Chinatown, San Francisco. Underneath it there's a horizontally placed oval gemstone caught in a frame, that Arianne found in an antique shop in Exeter. The blue beads of painted wood are from Salisbury. Also used were the gemstones thulite, carnelean (like for example the oval pendant) and agate, as well as beads made of wood, glass, glazed pottery and crystals.