Insouciant Studios Whitecap Necklace Amazonite and Snow Quartz

  • $67.00

Insouciant Studios Whitecap necklace hand made from 14k gold filled chain and findings with faceted genuine natural milky quartz and amazonite beads. Inspired by the frothing waves at the beach.

Length w/ clasp: ~18 inches
Length of Focal: 1 inch
Width of Focal: 3/4 inch

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:
Purple: Amethyst
Yellow: Citrine
Yellow and Purple: Ametrine
Green: Prasiolite
White: Milk, snow
Brown/gray/black: Smoke
Pink: Rose
[Mineralogy, Perkins]