Featured in TearsheetPDX Art Fashion Magazine, February, 2021.
Chrysocolla is not easy to work with but this one was worth the effort. From afar this stone is a gorgeous deep teal colour, but when you look at it closely, the greens, blues, coppers of varying depths emerge along with the pattern. Chrysocolla is a favourite stone of gemstone lovers for its colours. The modern Sterling silver setting and 28" long open silver chain accentuates the elongated teardrop shape of the stone.
Pendant is 2 inches long from top of bail (where the chain holds the pendant) to the bottom. 1 inch wide at its widest part of the stone. The stone hand cut and is consequently not completely symmetrical but is not noticable.
Chrysocolla is a combination stone of Azurite, Malachite and possibly Cuprite. It is the copper in these stones that make it green/blue.