Smithsonite Pendant

Description

Transport yourself to the Caribbean

Reminiscent of a translucent wave ready to break on the beach

Looking for a truly one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry?     Delicately intertwined kelp and ocean bubbles accompany the wave-like color bursting from this beautiful sea green Smithsonite cabochon. This color is so reminiscent of waves breaking on the shore as the sun begins its late afternoon journey, you can gaze into it forever. 

This setting was hand fabricated with sterling and fine silver, hand textured and embellished, with added patina, to add an organic and beachy vibe.

1-1/4″ wide by 1-3?8″ long.

Smithsonite was identified as a mineral in 1802 by James Smithson, the founding donor and namesake of the Smithsonian Institution. It is a member of the calcite group of minerals and is found in white, grey, yellow, greens, blues, pinks, purples, brown and colorless. It is composed of zinc carbonate, but when the zinc is replaced by other elements these different color variations occur. Copper often causes green or blue colors, cobalt causes pink to purple colors, cadmium makes it yellow, and iron gives it a reddish to brown color. Smithsonites have a vitreous or pearly luster and are translucent. Blue and green smithsonite are used more commonly as gemstones.  It is found across the globe, most notably in Sardinia, Italy, Greece, Africa, Mexico and the United States.
Smithsonites are somewhat porous, so please put this piece on after you’ve used lotions, makeup, hairspray, or perfume or cologe.  Store your smithsonite jewelry away from other harder, more common jewelry stones.

Additional information

Chain

16", 18", 20", 24"

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