This natural apple green gemstone is Variscite. A very desirable, rare aluminium phosphate mineral for necklace jewelry. Hand cut, designed to show both the color and pattern. Polished on lapidary diamond wheels to a bright glass like smoothness and shine. Set with sterling silver 21 gauge triple lined round and half round jewelry wire wrapping, and with an also sterling silver Italian made 1.05 mm snake chain necklace, available in 18″, 20″, 24″ lengths.
stone size; 31.1 x 23.2 x 7.1 mm 30.25 ct. overall pendant height, 44.9 mm.
This specimen is a fellow rockhound’s collection from Arizona. Unfortunately Variscite found mostly in small chunks, and to cut a decent size pendant, takes an experienced hand. It’s a rare, and very popular mineral for collectors and lapidary artists. It makes a beautiful jewelry specially for pendants, necklaces where the pattern shows truly. To pair it up with its metaphysical properties, what supposed to show us our inner strength makes this gemstone one of the most sought after talisman and jewelry.
Our gemstone pendants cut from mostly self collected natural semi precious crystals and minerals. Local Canadian Rocky mountain gems from far up the arctic circle to the south point of Vancouver island. We also buy and trade interesting specimen with worldwide partners. The handmade jewelry, what you find in the store, available to purchase. Some stones are drilled and set with findings, but our preferred method is the modern and minimalist style wire wrapping, what focuses to show the entire size of the stone, yet holds it firm and secure in place.
We never die, color or alter our stones in any ways, all pendant are 100% natural stones, polished with a nine step lapidary process. The settings made of sterling silver jewelry wire.
We have a large collection of jewelry quality raw minerals, ready to cut. Custom shape and size cutting available.
Sorry we do not sell raw stone, we use it or only trade it.