Electroformed Amethyst Cluster and Azurite Cabochon Necklace with Copper Chain
This stunning necklace will be a beautiful addition to anyone’s jewelry collection.
It was created using an electroforming technique, and was hand stamped for a gorgeous, unique flair. It comes with your choice of chain length, in a bright copper finish. If you would prefer a different chain color, please message me.
Each gemstone necklace comes with a short description of the stones it contains, as well as information on how to care for your copper jewelry.
All of my products are lead free and nickel free.
Height – 65 mm (with rings)
Width – 25 mm (approximately)
Amethyst is a purple variety of quartz. It is popular because of its deep colors and distinct characteristics. These crystals grow slowly, and the composition of the waters from which they grow can change over time. As the composition of the water changes, varying amounts of iron are incorporated into the surface of the crystal. Later, radiation emitted by minerals in the surrounding rock modify the iron to produce the purple color. This can cause the crystal to have zones of different color intensity. Each of these zones records a time interval in the growth of the crystal like the growth rings of a tree.
Small amounts of amethyst are found at many locations throughout the world in igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks. The world’s most important amethyst deposits are usually found in the fractures and cavities of igneous rocks. In Brazil and Uruguay large amounts of amethyst are found in the cavities of basalt flows. Large cavities can contain hundreds of pounds to several tons of amethyst crystals.
Azurite is a soft stone, named for its deep “azure blue” color. It is a copper carbonate mineral found in the upper oxidized portions of copper ore formed in masses, nodules, tabular or prismatic crystals, sometimes with a vitreous luster. The saturated color ranges from bright to deep blue into shades of indigo and may contain streaks of light blue. It has been ground into pigment for paint and used as a dye for fabric for thousands of years.
Azurite is often found in nature mixed with Malachite, another copper carbonate mineral, this one with a bright green color.
Azurite is found in many locations in the world. The most famous sources are the USA (Utah, Arizona and New Mexico), Mexico, Namibia, the Congo, Morocco and Australia. At one time outstanding azurite specimens were found in Chessy near Lyon, France and French azurite was sometimes referred to as chessylite.
CARE AND CLEANING
As with all jewelry, avoid spraying with perfumes, or coming into direct contact with lotions or make-ups. Remove jewelry before bathing or swimming. If the necklace needs to be cleaned, gently wipe it off with a baby wipe and use a Q-tip for the small crevices. Allow to dry completely before wearing. If your jewelry tarnishes, clean it with some lemon juice and a toothbrush and dry with a paper towel.
Copper jewelry WILL change colors over time, also known as oxidation. I do not seal my copper jewelry, as some people feel that there are medicinal benefits to having copper touch their skin. I leave it up to the consumer to choose what’s best for them and their bodies. Occasionally, copper jewelry will turn your skin green. It is not harmful to you, and washes off easily.
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