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DVH Parrot Wing Chrysocolla Freeform Cabochon 35x28x6mm (9961)

DVH Parrot Wing Chrysocolla Freeform Cabochon 35x28x6mm (9961)

$ 31.98

I made this cab out of a high quality, mostly silicated, chrysocolla from Mexico that is commonly called Parrot Wing Jasper. It's old stock with trace coloring of malachite and cuprite. Measurements in the title.  Polished finish.

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Here's some information on the chrysocolla part of the stone that I easily found on the internet....
"Chrysocolla (hydrated copper silicate) is a mineral, (Cu,Al)2H2Si2O5(OH)4·nH2O. It is of secondary origin and forms in the oxidation zones of copper ore bodies. Associated minerals are quartz, limonite, azurite, malachite, cuprite, and other secondary copper minerals.....Chrysocolla has an attractive blue-green colour and is a minor ore of copper, having a hardness of 2.5 to 3.5. It is also used as an ornamental stone. It is typically found as glassy botryoidal or rounded masses and crusts, or vein fillings. Because of its light color, it is sometimes confused with turquoise. Commonly it occurs only as pourous crusts unsuitable for gem use, but high quality, gem grade chrysocolla can be translucent and is highly prized.....The name comes from the Greek chrysos, "gold", and kolla, "glue", in allusion to the name of the material used to solder gold, and was first used by Theophrastus in 315 BCE."

And here's some metaphysical information about chrysocolla I found online at Shimmerlings website, "This stone is most generally associated with peace, tranquility, patience, and unconditional love. Said to offer gentle and soothing qualities, believed to improve intuition, and as a power source of life force energy. Told to be a stone of great feminine empowerment, assisting to build feminine energies, calm emotions, clearing the subconscious of guilt, fear, and tension, which builds exceptional inner strength."


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