Insouciant Studios Awakening Necklace and Earring Set Amazonite
Insouciant Studios "Awakening" necklace and earrings set. Hand made 925 sterling silver chain studded with natural Amazonite and tourmaline, with a hefty lemony yellow chalcedony agate focal. Sterling silver spring ring clasp and ear wires. Inspired by sunrises and seasonal renewal, this set is a happy piece that will gladly transition from day to night. The set includes both the necklace and pair of earrings pictured in the listing.
Length: 20.5 inches (52 cm)
Length of Focal: 3/4 inches (1.9 cm)
Width of Focal: ~ 1/2 inch (1.3 cm)
Total Length 1.25 inches (3.2 cm)
About the Materials:
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.
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
Tourmaline [(Na, Ca)(Fe, Mg, Al, Li)3Al6(BO3)3 Si6)18(OH)4] is a highly variable mineral with a hardness of 7 to 7.5 on the Mohs scale. It occurs in many colors, including black, blue, green, pink, and colorless. The color is often zoned (more than one color in a crystal or gem). It is commonly associated with quartz and potassium feldspar, and is structurally related to beryl, cordierite, and dioptase. It is one of the few common Boron minerals. [Mineralogy, Perkins]