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Chrysocolla Rough Freeform Nugget 16-35x18-28mm

Chrysocolla Rough Freeform Nugget 16-35x18-28mm
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16" strand $18.90 OUT OF STOCK
½ strand (loose) $9.95 OUT OF STOCK

These rough nuggets are very soft. You'll find that they feel very "chalky" and they need to be handled with extreme care. We love them because they look so natural and the color is amazing, but please make sure you're ok with a very soft, chalky stone before purchasing them.

Item # 13172

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More about Chrysocolla

These China Chrysocolla gemstone beads possess a wonderful combination of intense royal blues and kelly greens, with a just hint of brown. The name “Chrysocolla” is derived from the Greek chrysos, meaning “gold, and kolla, meaning “glue”, because the ancient Greeks used this semiprecious stone when soldering gold.

China chrysocolla is a secondary copper mineral and is thus often found in close proximity to other cuprous (containing copper) minerals, such as azurite and malachite.

Pure chrysocolla is very soft and fragile and thus inappropriate for use in jewelry. However, pure chrysocolla is often intergrown with chalcedony, which provides the stone with the durability necessary for use as gemstone beads.

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