Triple strand necklace of variscite, chrysocolla and apatite with gold plate embellishments. 19 inches long. Exquisite for casual to dressy outfits to spark joy and add exquisite beauty. Can be paired with the "Native" Necklace for a dramatic statement. (See photos)
Variscite is a hydrated aluminium phosphate mineral. It is a relatively rare phosphate mineral. It is sometimes confused with turquoise; however, variscite is usually greener in color. The green color results from the presence of small amounts of trivalent chromium. Variscite deposits are found all over the world: USA, Australia, Germany, France, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden and Brazil.
Chrysocolla is a blue green crystal with a high copper content. It is opaque in transparency with a vitreous to dull luster ranging from light green to deep blue and is often found in association with Malachite and Azurite. Chrysocolla can be found wherever large copper deposits occur, such as Africa, Mexico and the U.S. state of Arizona (where it is called Apache chrysocolla).
Apatite is the most common phosphate mineral, and is the main source of the phosphorus required by plants. The bones and teeth of most animals, including humans, are composed of calcium phosphate, which is the same material as Apatite. The largest Apatite deposit is in Kirovsk, Russia but can also be found in Brazil, Burma, Madagascar, and Mexico.