This wire wrapped pendant is made with a vividly colored natural stone cabochon of Morenci Arizona Chrysocolla. This cab has a beautiful pocket of fine, sparkling white druzy and some fortified agate. This is a seriously gorgeous stone!
Like I do with all of my wire wrapped jewelry, I used pure sterling silver wire (not coated, plated or filled silver) to give this a beautiful, secure , non scratchy wire wrap setting. I added some 14kgf wire to the woven bail, as well. The twist wire really catches the light and draws the eye to the great druzy pocket.
stone ---- 42x27mm
pendant ---- 2.5" / 63mm long; 1.20" / 30mm wide
bail ---- 6mm
This does not include a chain or cord.
You can purchase one here.
More About Chrysocolla:
Chrysocolla is a semi-precious opaque to translucent gemstone. It is a beautiful sky blue to bluish/green. Chrysocolla is colored by the copper in it, however, it often has multicolored veins of black and with brown matrix. It is sometimes solid color but is more often multicolored blue and green because it is usually found mixed with malachite, turquoise and azurite. Chrysocolla can have strikng patterns. Due to its color, it is often confused with turquoise. There are many varieties of chrysocolla determined by content and location.
Pure chrysocolla is between 2.0 and 4.0 on the Mohs scale of hardness. Pure chrysocolla is too soft for jewelry however because its usually found with others materials, including quartz, it is hard enough to polish for cabochons. Chrysocolla is sometimes "agatized" in chalcedony, then it is called Gem Silica and is very hard and valuable. A professional jewelry artist can successfully create beautiful jewelry and gemstones with proper care. Chrysocolla used in jewelry is safe and durable to wear when it has been properly selected by the artist.
Chrysocolla can bring tranquility and peace, intuition, patience, and unconditional love.
Rare Morenci Chrysocolla Druzy Pendant Sterling Silver 14KGF Handmade Wire Wrapped Jewelry