Insouciant Studios Waterside Bracelet Natural Turquoise and Amazonite
Insouciant Studios "Waterside" Bracelet is an elegant rustic piece with a polished vibe. Lustrous natural iolites and large vibrant nuggets of natural turquoise in matrix are accented with bright amazonites and an oxidized, handmade hammered sterling name plate. Sterling silver construction and a sterling lobster closure finish this quality piece. The turquoise in this piece ranges from bright blue green through to a deeper olive shade.
The braceletis 8 inches (20.3 cm) long from end to end.
About the Materials:
Turquoise (CuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8 *4H2O) has a distinctive blue color, a resinous or waxy luster, and a hardness of 6 on the Mohs scale. Deeper blue-green and green shades of the stone contain more Zinc than Copper, and have the name faustite. Turquoise can be opaque (commonly seen) or transparent. [Mineralogy, Perkins and Mindat.org]
Amazonite is a blue-green variety of Microcline Feldspar (KALSi3O8) with a hardness of 6 on the Mohs scale. It has a pearly or vitreous/ translucent luster. Microcline feldspar occurs in white and salmon pink, and is a closely related polymorph of the minerals orthoclase (same chemical formula, slightly different crystal structure) and sanidine.