This stunning pendant would make the perfect 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 gunmetal finish. If you would prefer a different chain color, please message me.
Each necklace comes with a short description of the stone 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 – 75 mm (with rings)
Width – 25 mm (approximately)
Chrysocolla is a gemstone with a beautiful sky blue to bluish-green color. Copper in its chemical structure is responsible for the bright attractive color. It is often multicolored with inclusions or veining of black and brown matrix material.
Commonly found in copper mines, it is often found intergrown with other copper-based stones and may occur infused in quartz. It is commonly found with Shattuckite, Malachite, Azurite and with Cuprite.
Chrysocolla can be found in copper deposits all around the world. The most notable Chrysocolla sources include Israel, the Congo (Zaire), Chile, England, Kolwezi, Katanga (Shaba), Mexico, Peru, Russia, and the USA (Arizona, Utah, Idaho, New Mexico, Michigan and Pennsylvania).
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, Moroccoand 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.