Hemimorphite Druzy Necklace Sterling Silver

Hemimorphite Druzy Necklace Sterling Silver

240.00

This is a beautiful one of a kind necklace with an amazing natural Hemimorphite druzy. It is matched with a pretty feathered lampwork glass bead that I made. It is set in Sterling Silver, and hangs on a simple sterling silver rope chain.

material - Sterling Silver - Glass - stone
Size - 1.5 inches x 1 inch x .5 inch thick
length - 16 or 18 inches - Please put a not in the message field

This druzy is an incredible aqua blue on a white substructure, a totally amazing cabochon. If you have not seen this amazing natural stone before it is great! This color is so rare in nature, and resembles the amazing color of the Carribean sea.

Hemimorphite, is a mineral which has been mined from the upper parts of zinc and lead ores, chiefly associated with smithsonite, which is more boitroidal. It was often assumed to be the same mineral and both were classed under the same name of calamine. In the second half of the 18th century it was discovered that there were two different minerals under the heading of calamine - a zinc carbonate and a zinc silicate, which often closely resembled each other.

The silicate is the more RARE of the two, and was named hemimorphite because of the hemimorph development of its crystals. This unusual form, which is typical of only a few minerals, means that the crystals are terminated by dissimilar faces. Some specimens show strong green fluorescence in shortwave ultraviolet light.

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