This handmade wire wrapped pendant is made with a gorgeous natural stone called chrysocolla in quartz. The combination of the two makes a very solid stone which takes a good polish. I cut and polished this big stone from raw rock to make the cab you see. This is a blue green stone.
This is a very unique style of wire wrap pendant, as you can see by the pictures. I don't offer them very often, but I do enjoy making them. I used heavy, solid sterling sterling to securely wrap the stone and added a bead and bail to complete it.
stone ---- 40x30mm
pendant ---- 2.72" / 70mm long; 1.23" / 31mm wide
bail ---- 5.5x8.5
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.