Belle Rustique

hand-crafted jewelry from beautiful Bonny Doon


Chrysocolla Pendant

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Often similar to turquoise in appearance, chrysocolla usually occurs as a bright green or bluish crust or as compact grapelike groups in copper mining areas, particularly Chile, the former USSR and Zaire. This particular stone comes from near the California/Arizona border. Isn't it lovely? I particularly like the interplay of jade and dark green on a brown matrix (actually patches of copper ore). I've wrapped it in sterling silver with a swirl of curls over the top of the stone.

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

This petite pendant measures 1 7/8" from top of bail and is 7/8" wide.

Note: Chrysocolla is a copper bearing mineral found wherever copper deposits occur especially in areas of the southwestern USA, Chili, Zaire, Australia, France and England. It is often found mixed with azurite, malachite and turquoise. 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. Folklore suggests chrysocolla is helpful in creativity, female energy and communication. Some lore ascertain it relieves ulcers and arthritis. Chrysocolla is associated with tranquility and peace, intuition, patience, and unconditional love. It is thought to offer gentle and soothing qualities.

Enjoy this unique piece of hand-crafted jewelry.

chrysocolla pendant

P505 - SOLD


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