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Gilded Chrysocolla and Azurite Necklace
Item #50090
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This magnificent statement Gilded Chrysocolla and Azurite Necklace is beaded with blue/green azurite orbs, gold-painted chrysocolla cabochons, etched-bronze discs, and crystal beads. Gold-filled findings. Handmade in the U.S.A. Natural variations will occur.
Stunning azurite and chrysocolla specimens are curated in our National Museum of Natural History—most displayed at our Janet Annenberg Hooker Hall of Geology Gems and Minerals. The hall displays thousands of gems, minerals, rocks and meteorites from its extensive collections.
18"l. with 1.5"l. extender.
Very similar in appearance to turquoise, chrysocolla is a mineral gemstone with a beautiful sky blue to bluish-green color. Derived from copper ore, chrysocolla often features black and brown matrix veining.

Known since ancient times, azurite is an intensely blue mineral that derives its bright azure blue color from copper. Frequently found together with malachite, azurite is used for pigments as well as to form ornamental stones.

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