A natural Mushroom Rhyolite or also called mushroom Jasper large size oval shape modern style stone pendant with sterling silver 21 gauge square and half round wire wrapping and with a silver plated 20″ x 1.5 mm snake chain necklace
stone size; 41.2 x 25.6 x 7.1 mm 58.60 ct. overall pendant height, 57.5 mm
The pendant was cut from a raw slab. Designed by following the nicest and most recognizable pattern. Polished on lapidary diamond wheels to a glass-like smoothness and bright shine. Some raw still available for custom cutting.
This stone is extremely tough, with granite-like hardness, and takes an awesome polish.
The rock gets its name from the repeating gray pattern that sometimes looks like a mass of growing mushrooms. The formation is an atypical thunder-egg formation where most of the thunder-eggs did not completely form. The thunder-egg started to form, stopped, and started again forming the gray overlapping shapes in the mushroom Rhyolite. In certain areas a reddish halo surrounds the outside of the gray massive thunder-eggs providing a colorful contrast on the rock. Outside the reddish halo the host rock can be a greenish color and when it is hard enough provides a gray, red, and green color combination that is very attractive.