Eilat Chrysocolla Large Necklace Pendant
$58.00 This beautiful oval piece of chrysocolla is mounted in a gold tone piece with a nice large bail to create a look that is bold, luxurious and elegant. The blues in this piece are vibrant and the natural pattern is gorgeous. The piece measures 2” long by 1-1/4” wide. The back of the piece shows the natural unpolished stone. It is a large piece of veined chrysocolla that is also known as the Eilat Stone or Solomon Stone. The color in this piece is just amazing.
Eilat (also called chrysocolla) is the national stone of Israel and the mines have now been depleted. This beautiful Eilat is a marbled, deep green/turquoise color. Excellent condition.
Chrysocolla, the king of carbonate copper gemstones, is an alluring, vivid blue-green color and is often mistaken for turquoise because they share many visual similarities. It can often be found intermingled with malachite, turquoise and azurite, creating a wonderful mixed gemstone known as eilat stone. Legend has it that eilat stone was originally mined in King Solomon's mines in Africa. The rich, vibrant blue and green colors of chrysocolla are reminiscent of looking down upon the earth's surface from space.
Chrysocolla can be found wherever large copper deposits occur, most notably in Africa, Mexico and the state of Arizona. Apache chrysocolla from the state of Arizona is a mixture of chrysocolla, turquoise, jasper, lapis, malachite and quartz crystal minerals. The history of Apache chrysocolla being used as a stone of gentle healing coincides with the history of other cultures.
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