Belle Rustique

hand-crafted jewelry from beautiful Bonny Doon


Chilean Purple Chrysocolla Rondell Necklace

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Chrysocolla is a unique green-blue but can vary widely from more blue to more green, often in the same specimen. Luster is earthy to dull or vitreous and waxy. This particular necklace consists of 11mm rondells dyed a lovely shade of purple and is absolutely stunning with wide variations in pattern. I've used small Bali silver daisy spacers to set off each bead and finished the necklace with 4mm silver beads, a sturdy 16mm pear lobster claw clasp and tiny sterling thimbles to protect the beading cable.

Treat someone special to this one-of-a-kind gift or buy it for yourself.

The necklace is 19 inches long.

Note: Chrysocolla is a sky-blue to greenish blue and green color, often streaked with black. It is found in the oxidization zone of copper deposits and associated with azurite, malachite, cuprite, turquoise, and quartz (chalcedony mostly). Chrysocolla is considered an ore of copper when associated with other secondary copper minerals. It is found in Chile, Mexico, Russia, Africa, England, Italy, and in the U.S. in Colorado, Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico. Its only value is as a semi-precious gemstone in jewelry. The high quality material is highly prized and sought after by jewelers and rough specimen collectors alike.

Enjoy wearing this unique piece of hand-crafted jewelry.

chilean purple chrysocolla beaded necklace



N121 - SOLD


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