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Azurite Malachite & Chrysocolla Cabochon 19mm

Azurite Malachite & Chrysocolla Cabochon

The lovely azurite malachite & chrysocolla gemstone cabochon shown here is 19mm long.  It is available to be handcrafted into a custom made ring or pendant for you.

These three stones are closely related. Dark blue azurite and light to dark green malachite are basically copper carbonate, having the same chemical composition except for one oxygen molecule. Azurite, when in the earth, can slowly change to malachite, so it is rare to find azurite without malachite being present. Chrysocolla, a light green/sky blue stone, is a copper silicate and often occurring in the same stone with them. Turquoise, a copper aluminum phosphate, is a cousin to these three and can frequently be found in the same copper deposit locations.

Chrysocolla and Malachite Oval Cabochon

Chrysocolla and Malachite Oval Cabochon

The gorgeous chrysocolla gemstone cabochon shown here is 35mm long, and is available to be handcrafted into a custom made ring or pendant for you.

Malachite and chrysocolla both have a high copper content, which is what gives it that fabulous blue/green colouring. The name comes from the Greek chrysos, (gold), and kolla, (glue).

Chrysocolla and malachite commonly form together, and produce some fantastic gemstones!

It is believed to have a calming influence, and also to attract love. It is supposed to help heal burns, fever, and detoxify the liver.

Turquoise and Chrysocolla Sterling Silver Cuff Bangle

Turquoise and Chrysocolla Cuff Bangle

This cuff bracelet was a one-off remodelling job I did for a lovely client using an old cuff which was precious to her but unfortunately broken. It’s a good reminder to be careful when putting on your cuff bangles not to squeeze or stretch them and over-stress the metal!

Turquoise and Chrysocolla Sterling Silver Cuff Bangle

The existing stones were (probably) turquoise, and the addition of chrysocolla adds interest and texture to the piece.

Turquoise and Chrysocolla Sterling Silver Cuff Bangle

It was great working with Juliet, and we discovered quite a few uncanny coincidences that made the experience even more special! Thanks!

Chrysocolla Cabochons (8mm Round)

Chrysocolla Cabochons (8mm Round)

The chrysocolla gemstone cabochons shown here are 8mm in diameter, and are available to be handcrafted into custom pieces for you.

Chrysocolla Cabochons (10mm Round)

Chrysocolla Cabochons (10mm Round)

The chrysocolla gemstone cabochons shown here are 10mm in diameter, and are available to be handcrafted into custom pieces for you.

Parrot Wing Chrysocolla and Sterling Silver Ring

Parrot Wing Chrysocolla and Sterling Silver Ring

Natasha, one of my gorgeous clients, found this parrot wing chrysocolla cabochon in my collection and fell in love with it.

Parrot Wing Chrysocolla and Sterling Silver Ring

She asked if the sides of the shank could come up over the stone to provide more protection and to enhance the beauty of the ring.

Parrot Wing Chrysocolla and Sterling Silver Ring

I’m always happy to try to work with my client’s vision!

 

Morenci Chrysocolla Pendant

You might recall this fabulous olive green titanium coated drusy ring I created – I made this divine pendant for the same lovely client.

Morenci Chrysocolla and Sterling Silver Pendant

I was able to make this pendant in the same style as an existing pendant that she loved.

Morenci Chrysocolla and Sterling Silver Pendant

This chrysocolla comes from Morenci, Arizona, in the USA. Isn’t it gorgeous!

Morenci Chrysocolla Cabochon

Morenci Chrysocolla Cabochon

The gorgeous morenci chrysocolla cabochon shown here is 27mm long.

I used this lovely stone to create this pendant:

Morenci Chrysocolla Pendant for Karen

Chrysocolla Freeform Cabochon

Chrysocolla Freeform Cabochon

The gorgeous chrysocolla gemstone cabochon shown here is 23mm long, and is available to be handcrafted into a custom made ring or pendant for you.

Like malachite, chrysocolla has a high copper content, which is what gives it that fabulous blue/green colouring. The name comes from the Greek chrysos, (gold), and kolla, (glue).

It is believed to have a calming influence, and also to attract love. It is supposed to help heal burns, fever, and detoxify the liver.

Chrysocolla and Sterling Silver Granulation Pendant

I’m always pleased to create custom pieces for people using gemstones from my ever-growing collection, and this was no exception!

Chrysocolla and Sterling Silver Pendant

What made this chrysocolla pendant special is that it’s for a birthday girl, from a group of her friends – and I got to meet the person who commissioned it.

Chrysocolla and Sterling Silver Pendant

Chrysocolla is one of my favourite stones at the moment – if you’d like your very own chrysocolla piece, just let me know!

Chrysocolla and Granulated Sterling Silver Ring

Chrysocolla and Granulated Sterling Silver Ring

Chrysocolla and Granulated Sterling Silver Ring

 

A lovely customer wondered if I could resize this raw ruby ring to fit. I couldn’t, but I offered to create her another similar ring.

 

Chrysocolla and Granulated Sterling Silver Ring

 

This lovely piece of chrysocolla was the perfect stone for it!

 

Chrysocolla and Granulated Sterling Silver Ring

 

I’m very pleased with the way this ring turned out. Thanks, Niki!

Chrysocolla

Chrysocolla  (photo credit MinDat)

Chrysocolla (photo credit MinDat)

 

According to Wikipedia, Chrysocolla is a hydrated copper cyclosilicate mineral with the formula (Cu,Al)2H2Si2O5(OH)4·nH2O. Hehehe, such a convoluted scientific string! I guess that just means it’s a compound, which is apparent from the many wonderful blue/green colourways that can be seen in various pieces.

 

Chrysocolla  (photo credit Great Rough)

Chrysocolla (photo credit Great Rough)

 

Chrysocolla is a minor ore of copper, and like malachite, has a high copper content, which is what gives it that fabulous blue/green colouring.

 

Chrysocolla - Botryoidal (photo credit MinDat)

Chrysocolla – Botryoidal (photo credit MinDat)

 

The name Chrysocolla derives from the Greek chrysos (gold) and kolla (glue), referring to its use as a flux in soldering gold. The term has been used since antiquity.

 

Chrysocolla Stalagtite  (photo credit MinDat)

Chrysocolla Stalagtite (photo credit MinDat)

 

It is believed to have a calming influence, and also to attract love. It is supposed to help heal burns, fever, and detoxify the liver.

 

Chrysocolla  (photo credit Mineral Miners)

Chrysocolla (photo credit Mineral Miners)

 

I have some lovely chrysocolla cabochons just waiting to be turned into beautiful jewellery for you – you can find them in my gemstone collectionLet me know what you’d like created!

 

Chrysocolla Cabochon

Chrysocolla Cabochon

Chrysocolla Oval Cabochon

The gorgeous chrysocolla gemstone cabochon shown here is 35mm long.

Like malachite, chrysocolla has a high copper content, which is what gives it that fabulous blue/green colouring. The name comes from the Greek chrysos, (gold), and kolla, (glue).

It is believed to have a calming influence, and also to attract love. It is supposed to help heal burns, fever, and detoxify the liver.

I used this cabochon to create this custom piece:

Chrysocolla and Sterling Silver Pendant

Chrysocolla and Sterling Silver Pendant

Chrysocolla and Sterling Silver Pendant

When I came across this beautiful piece of chrysocolla, I just knew I had to have it! My mum has a gorgeous close-up print of the bark of a gum tree hanging in her house, and this reminded me very much of that.

Chrysocolla and Sterling Silver Pendant

After some deliberation, and some collaboration, I created this pendant for her.

Chrysocolla and Sterling Silver Pendant

I was really happy with the way this piece turned out – I think it is one of my favs so far!

Chrysocolla Oval Cabochon

Chrysocolla Oval Cabochon

The divine chrysocolla gemstone cabochon shown here is 30mm long.

Like malachite, chrysocolla has a high copper content, which is what gives it that fabulous blue/green colouring. The name comes from the Greek chrysos, (gold), and kolla, (glue).

It is believed to have a calming influence, and also to attract love. It is supposed to help heal burns, fever, and detoxify the liver.

I used this cabochon to create this custom piece:

Chrysocolla and Granulated Sterling Silver Ring

Reserved – Parrot Wing Chrysocolla Oval Cabochon

PLEASE NOTE: This cabochon is reserved for a lovely client.

The striking parrot wing chrysocolla gemstone cabochon shown here is 34mm long, and is available to be handcrafted into a custom made ring or pendant for you.

Like malachite, chrysocolla has a high copper content, which is what gives it that fabulous blue/green colouring. The name comes from the Greek chrysos, (gold), and kolla, (glue).

It is believed to have a calming influence, and also to attract love. It is supposed to help heal burns, fever, and detoxify the liver.