Insouciant Studios Pale Sky Earrings Faceted Quartz Crystal and Amazonite 925
Insouciant Studios "Pale Sky" Earrings handmade from pale blue genuine amazonite beads and faceted lab quartz briloettes. High quality sterling silver ear wires and findings. ~1 3/4 inches long.
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 also 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