Primordial ~ Botryoidal Chrysocolla Malachite Necklace
A bold, partially polished, botryoidal Chrysocolla Malachite specimen. Soldered and oxidized with my signature technique. On heavy gauge silver plated rolo chain.
The Greeks weren’t the only ones to fall for this swirled green stone, the Egyptians too were smitten and would often mine the green gem of the earth from the mines of Suez as far back as 4000 BC. Ever fans of the ornate and eye-catching, the Egyptians found a thousand uses for Malachite - from grounding it down to pigment for Cleopatra inspired eye shadow to adorning their wrists and necks with gleaming gems. As time ticked into the middle ages, Malachite hadn’t fallen by the wayside or lost its magic. It was taken by healers who soothe stomach ailments and to protect against curses and negative energies. To this very day, Malachite is still used in this protective way.
Chrysocolla is the gentlest of stones. It's not a high-energy stone like quartz, rutilated quartz, or smoky quartz and--unlike malachite, azurite and lapis--it doesn't bring buried emotions to the surface. Its main role is to soothe, calm and inspire. Its color alone is soothing with a deep blue-green which might remind you of a distant mountaintop or the stillness at the bottom of the sea.
**Please note that all metaphysical or healing properties listed are collected from various sources. This information is offered as a service and not meant to treat medical conditions. Lily In Flux does not guarantee the validity of any of these statements.
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General Care Instructions
General Care Instructions
*In general, you can wear most all of these pieces every day. Casual water exposure is totally okay and shouldn't harm any piece. Just keep your jewelry away from salt water and chlorine pools/spas.
*If your silver pieces tarnish or fade, you can brighten them up with a silver polishing cloth or a super fine steel wool. (just don't wash the piece right after using steel wool as the particles from the steel can cause rust if wet)
*Fragility: Fossils, stones, crystals, are natural and made of all sorts of materials....so some can be more fragile than others, like some fossils or thin crystals. Just use common sense if you're like, rollerskating or jumping on a trampoline.
Pieces: Why does copper turn your skin green? Copper is considered
healing and has been used for so long in human history that people have
learned to live with green skin...which is kinda strange, right?
Actually, it’s totally normal and it is not harmful to your health.
reacts naturally with our salty skin, which can be created whenever we
sweat. Copper is an element found naturally in the earth. When it is
exposed to air, it darkens or tarnishes, forming what is commonly
referred to as copper “patina.” After prolonged contact with human skin
where it can interact with air, sweat and other chemicals, such as
soaps, lotions and makeup, copper can turn green or bluish-green, and
stain the skin in the process. The reaction varies according to an
individual’s body chemistry, both in how long it takes for the green
discoloration to form and in how pronounced the color becomes. Some
people experience no discoloration. The discoloration, incidentally, is
not harmful to one’s health, and is readily washed off with soap and
water. If not washed off, it is normally absorbed by the body overnight.
Every year, I scour the Tucson Gem Show for mineral and stone specimens. Each piece is unique and radiates the pulse of life in it's own way. Back in my home studio, I transform these natural treasures into wearable art.
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I will customize the chain length to your desire. Just let me know at checkout if you have any specific needs. You can purchase a separate chain extension in the listings.