Chrysocolla Wire Wrap Necklace
This elegant necklace features a piece of genuine chrysocolla, which is artistically set in sterling silver. The gemstone is accented with intricate coils, weaves, and spirals of handwoven sterling silver wire. The pendant is hung on a silver-plated copper chain and packaged in a hand-stamped gift box. This powerful and colorful gemstone necklace is a perfect choice for the woman who loves jewelry with a magical touch.
Chrysocolla is a stunning copper mineral with a unexpected and varied history. The stone was used in ancient Greece to solder (fuse together) gold. The Greeks named it for that use, with the Greek words chrysos, "gold", and kolla, "glue". The soft stone was also ground and used as pigments in paints. It is also used in jewelry, and is often confused with turquoise, another copper based mineral. Metaphysically chrysocolla is thought of as a calming stone, which helps to ease feelings guilt and fear.
SIZE: 1.65" x 0.75". Please see the 3rd photo for a size reference.
CHAIN: The pendant is photographed on a silver-plated copper snake chain, available in lengths of 16 or 20 inches.The silver plating on the chain will eventually wear off, but its a great affordable option. I also have a variety of styles of sterling silver chains available to enhance your pendant, you can see photos in the Chain Section.
COORDINATING JEWELRY: More unique chrysocolla and complimentary gemstone pieces are available from Kosmic Krystals. If you love this necklace, visit THIS section for coordinating earring options and other complimentary jewelry.
CLEANING: Silver will naturally darken, or tarnish, due to reactions with sulfides in the air. Each piece of Kosmic Krystals' silver jewelry comes with a non-tarnish strip and bag that prevents absorbing and trapping the sulfides and other pollutants in the air. If kept in a sealed bag or jewelry box with your silver jewelry the strip will prevent tarnishing for approximately 6 months. Chrysocolla is a softer, porous stone which should not be cleaned using any harsh silver or gemstone cleaners. Some tarnish can be removed with a polishing cloth, but deeper areas cannot be reached. However, this natural patina can give the piece an interesting antiqued look. Any dirt and debris can be easily removed with a gentle toothbrush and warm soapy water.
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