I hand made this freeform bead from natural variscite from Utah. 2.5mm drill hole. Dimensions are in the title in millimeters. This natural green color stone is often mistakenly called green turquoise. Interesting patterns and inclusions of matrix. CHAIN NOT INCLUDED.
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Most Variscite comes from Utah and that material is beautiful also, and a bit more common, but generally forms in nodules with "spiderwebbing" of brittle matrix between the greens. Here is what June Culp Zeitner, former editor at Lapidary Journal has to say about variscite in her book, Gem and Lapidary Materials. "One of the most elegant of American cabochon gemstones is variscite. Sometimes mistaken for turquoise, this gem material is found in tints and shades of green and blue-green. When mixed with other phosphates, such as the superb material from Fairfield, Utah, it has marvelous patterns in yellow, taupe, and muted earth colors such as sand and rust. The gem material is massive, fine grained, compact, and has a toughness which somewhat alleviates its lack of hardness."