Sterling Silver Pendant- Charoite in Chrysocolla
18” Lightweight Sterling Silver Chain Included as Pictured
Mined only in Siberia, Charoite is translucent lavender to purple in color with a pearly luster.
It has an unusual swirling, fibrous appearance and is sometimes chatoyant.
Chrysocolla is known to form in oxidation zones of copper ore and often
forms with other copper-bearing minerals which results in gemstones with
interesting and unique mixes of colors and mottled patterns.
Sterling Silver Pendant- Chrysocolla in Malachite
Malachite has been used as a gemstone
and sculptural material for thousands of years and is still popular
today. Today it is most often cut into cabochons or beads for jewelry
Malachite has a green color that does not fade over time or when
exposed to light. Those properties, along with its ability to be easily
ground to a powder, made malachite a preferred pigment and coloring
agent for thousands of years.
Sterling Silver Setting
Lightweight 18" Sterling Silver Chain Included as Pictured