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Stone Beads - 13x18mm Rectangle - Chrysocolla (strand)

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  • Manufactured by: Dakota Stones
  • SKUs62924
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Chrysocolla, a hydrous copper silicate, is often mistaken for turquoise due to its rich blues and blue-greens. It often also occurs with colors of rust, copper, black, white and reddish brown in speckles, veins and brecciated patterns. It is a very soft stone typically found near copper deposits....
Size
13x18mm

Shape
Rectangle

Color
Green

Product Type
Bead

Material
Stone

Stone Type
Chrysocolla

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Description

Chrysocolla, a hydrous copper silicate, is often mistaken for turquoise due to its rich blues and blue-greens. It often also occurs with colors of rust, copper, black, white and reddish brown in speckles, veins and brecciated patterns. It is a very soft stone typically found near copper deposits. Chrysocolla was first described by Theosphrastus, a Greek philosopher and botanist who also named the stone, in 315 BCE. Mohs - 2-4.

13mm x 18mm Approx. 22 on 16 inch (40.64 cm) strand. (strand)

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Stone Beads - 13x18mm Rectangle - Chrysocolla (strand)


There is much mystique on the topic of Turquoise. It is timeless in it's beauty, never going out of style. New fashion trends may highlight it, or pass it by, but it never, truly, goes out of style. Consequently, as with any other highly desirable natural resource, mines have been mined until the deposits are significantly reduced. Seller will offer stones that were once rejected as poor quality. Ways have been found to enhance it, upgrade it, turn poor quality deposits into more beautiful, more durable, more desirable stones. And, yes, even to imitate it completely.

We disclose everything we know about a stone. Turquoise is inherently soft, and much of it has been stabilized (with quartz or silica) to make it hard enough to withstand the rough and tumble of everyday use. Some has been colour-enhanced - this process permanently enriches the colour and makes it more uniform. Some turquoise is "reconstituted" - small pieces and left overs from cuttings are ground and bonded together into blocks and carved. Untreated turquoise has become quite rare and is fairly pricey - so you may prefer the stabilized, colour-enhanced and reconstituted versions for budgetary reasons! They are still lovely, display the same wonderful colour, and are actually more durable.

Turquoise goes well combined with ornate silver beads, and, surprisingly, is fabulous when combined with Coral or ruby-red beads.

We try to choose consistent stock, but the nature of natural stones is that there will be inconsistency between strands and between individual beads.