This stunning necklace would be 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 how to care for your copper jewelry.
All of my products are lead free and nickel free.
Height – 80 mm (with rings)
Width – 22 mm (approximately)
This is a feldspar mineral of the plagioclase series that is most often found in mafic igneous rocks such as basalt, gabbro, and norite. It is also found in anorthosite, an igneous rock in which labradorite can be the most abundant mineral.
Some specimens of labradorite exhibit a schiller effect, which is a strong play of iridescent blue, green, red, orange, and yellow colors, usually used in jewelry. Labradorite is so well known for these spectacular displays of color that the phenomenon is known as “labradorescence.”
The colors displayed are not from the surface of a specimen. Instead, light enters the stone, strikes a twinning surface within the stone, and reflects from it. The color seen by the observer is the color of light reflected from that twinning surface. Different twinning surfaces within the stone reflect different colors of light. Light reflecting from different twinning surfaces in various parts of the stone can give the stone a multi-colored appearance.
Labradorite is a gemstone that was named after Labrador in Canada, where it was found on the Isle of Paul, near Nain in 1770. It has since been found in other places, including Finland, Madagascar, and Australia.
Formed between 50 to 70 million years ago, these stones are a result of volcanic eruptions. Dead sea life was chemically attracted to the sediment around them, forming mud balls. As the ocean receded, the balls dried and cracked. Due to their bentonite content they also shrank in size, creating the cracks inside. As decomposed shells seeped down into the cracks in the mud balls, calcite crystals formed. The outer thin walls of calcite then transformed into aragonite. The name Septarian comes from the Latin word “septem”, meaning seven, because the mud balls tended to crack in 7 points in every direction, thereby creating the distinctive pattern these nodules exhibit. Septarians are composed of Calcite (The Yellow Centers), Aragonite (The Brown Lines), and the outer grey rock is Limestone.
At a time when sea levels were much higher, the Gulf of Mexico reached inland to southern Utah where many Septarian nodules can now be found as a result. They are also found in Madagascar where conditions were similar.
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.