Chrysocolla, Citrine and Sterling Silver Pendant, 34.49mm x 51.39mm. This is a one of a kind (ooak) art piece. I personally hand cut the gemstone, then hand forged the metalwork to take advantage of the beauty of this cabochon. The back of the pendant has the word "Chrysocolla" carved out in sterling silver. I added two citrine gemstones as accents, which also provides an opportunity to wear this pendant with citrine earrings. This cabochon has a nice green color with blue blending in, and just a bit of brown matrix.
The gemstone Chrysocolla is often confused with turquoise. It is a copper bearing mineral found wherever copper deposits occur especially in areas of the southwestern USA, Chili, Zaire, Australia, France and England. Eliat Stone is a variegated blue and green mixture of chrysocolla and other copper minerals found in the Gulf of Aqaba, near the northwestern end of the Red Sea". Pure chrysocolla is too soft for jewelry purposes but it is often found in quartz deposits which makes it hard enough to polish for cabochons. It is often found mixed with malachite, turquoise and azurite. The druzy form of chrysocolla is a beautiful Robin's egg blue.
Chrysocolla: conciliation, reassurance, wise stone, peace and tranquility, intuition, patience and unconditional love.
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