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 bright copper 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 – 73 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.
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.
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