Insouciant Studios "Frozen" Earrings featuring a lovely, sparking arrangement of natural blue crystals and faceted natural blue Chalcedony briolettes that seem to be lit from within. Gemstones in these earrings include fluorite, quartz, spinel, angelite, and chalcedony. Luxe silk tassels complete the elegant, bohemian assemblage. These earrings are feminine and elegant, perfect for a winter wonderland, or just winter wish fulfillment. Quality 925 sterling silver construction and earwires.
Length: 3 inches (7.3 cm)
Width: ~1 inch (2.4 cm)
About the Materials:
Quartz (SiO2, Silicon Dioxide) is the second most abundant mineral of the Earth's crust. Quartz has a hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale, an occurs in a variety of colors, from colorless to black. Some of the colors have their own gem names:
Yellow and Purple: Ametrine
White: Milk, snow
Angelite, otherwise known as Anhydrite in a mineralogical context, is an evaporite mineral often found in association with gypsum, sulphur, halite, calcite, and dolomite. It is a member of the Anhydrous Sulfate Group, with chemical formula CaSO4 (Calcium Sulfate). Anhydrite and gypsum are the only rock forming sulfate minerals. Anhydrite has a hardness of 3-2.5 on the Mohs scale (so fairly soft) , and a pearly or vitreous luster. In pure form, this mineral is colorless, with color coming (as usual) from minute quantities of other elements within the crystal lattice. [Mineralogy, Perkins]
Spinel (MgAl2O4) is a magnesium aluminum oxide mineral, with a hardness of 8 on the Mohs scale. It occurs in a range of colors, from colorless to black, with red, lavender, blue, white and others possible. It has a long history of use as a gemstone. In nature, it is formed by high-temperature metamorphism of carbonates or schists, and is often associated with calcite, dolomite, garnet, corundum, diopside, olivine, and other dense minerals. [Mineralogy, Perkins]
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