Perfect pair for a couple to share for Valentines Day and throughout the year! I hand cut this freeform shaped pair of focals bead and finished with a buff polish. 3mm drill hole. Measurements are shown in the listing title. CHAIN NOT INCLUDED. I made this using a beautiful and striking stone called "Sonora Sunrise" that has only been on the market since around 2007 and is hard to get a hold of these days. This piece is a mixture of wonderful chrysocolla blue-greens, orange-red cuprite, and some dark veins of either hematite or tenorite. Mined in Sonora, Mexico. I've never seen anyone else cut beads out of this stuff! Compare with other pieces in online marketplaces and you'll see that DVHdesigns cut Sonora Sunrise stands out from the rest! This would look great strung with complimentary turquoise, chrysocolla or other SouthWestern colored stone beads or just alone on a chain or leather cord!
Here's some information on the cuprite part that I found online... "Cuprite is an oxide mineral composed of copper(I) oxide Cu2O, and is a minor ore of copper.....It is a secondary mineral which forms in the oxidized zone of copper sulfide deposits. It frequently occurs in association with native copper, azurite, chrysocolla, malachite, tenorite and a variety of iron oxide minerals. It is known as ruby copper due to its distinctive red color....Cuprite was first described in 1845 and the name derives from the Latin cuprum for its copper content." Metaphysically Cuprite is said to "stimulate the base chakra while providing a grounding affect on the whole body. It can increase physical vitality and energy. It is a survival tool, attracting that which can satisfy ones physical needs...also used to alleviate worry..."