Beautiful modernist 1960’s brooch.with a large eilat stone embedded in all sterling silver case and curved elements. Stone goes through a spectrum of green hues and reaches the light Azur. Important to mention that this is an original Eilat stone from King Solomon Mines in south of Israel (before mines were flooded and closed in the 70’s). It is not a lookalike malachite from Brazil or other copy imports. Brooch has a back loop for a chain so it can be used also as a pendant for necklace. Being from the Malachite family of gem stones it is an extremely powerful metaphysical stone, know also as stone of transformation it is used for energy cleaning, healing and positive transformation qualities. Some history : Timna boasts the world's earliest copper mine, dating from the time when man first began to smelt this metal. Here, also, the technological revolution started, when metal began to be used in daily life. The Egyptians established an enormous copper mining operation in this breathtaking location, between the fourteenth and twelfth centuries BCE from the reign of Seti I through Ramses V. Their partners in this venture were the Midianites from the northern Arabian Peninsula. The ancient Egyptians used donkeys to transport the copper ingots to the only natural port on the Gulf of Eilat, located at Coral Island. Some researchers speculate that this island was also the site of the port that was built and renovated by King Solomon in "Etzion-Geber, which is beside Eloth, on the shore of the Red Sea, in the Land of Edom" (Kings I). Mining continued through the Roman period, the first and second centuries CE, as well as after the Arab conquest About the Stone :From several mines in Israel came a beautiful stone that is similar to turquoise in many ways. It is called Eilat Stone, named after the locality in which it is found, and is Israel's national stone. It comes in shades of green and blue. The stones are usually cut as cabochons or tumble polished and incorporated in free form style into jewelry. Free-form shapes are often utilized to create jewelry that is simultaneously elegant and casual. Eilat stone is chrysocolla that is intermixed with turquoise and a form of malachite. The mine from which this stone comes has been depleted. The city of Eilat is Israel's southernmost city, as is noted on the map below. The mines from which it came are believed to have been the copper mines of King Solomon. The stone, in fact, is often referred to as "King Solomon Stone." Dimensions and Detailed Condition : >Total size : 50x32mm (approx 2 x 1 ¼ inch). Stone size : 38x25mm (approx 1 ½ x 1 inch). Total weight : 13.2grams (0.47oz). upper back end small repair near chain loop. Shipped Registered , Securely Packed , In Gift Box. Press "Favorite Shop" in the upper right corner for receiving Announcements of our Newly listed items. Stock # : A90065Vji
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