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Chalcopyrite Pendant Wire Wrapped .925 Sterling Silver

  • £5400

Chalcopyrite Pendant Wire Wrapped in .925 sterling Silver Round Wire

An eye catching attractive natural stone displays a flashy metallic dark golden bronze with dark brown to black copper-iron mineral veining throughout. While presented reasonably well with most colors of clothing, it is best worn with brown based (brown, red, orange, yellow/gold), earth tone, and dark colors vs. gray based (gray/silver, green, blue, purple), bright, and light colors, very nice with black; also a good conversation piece. Vein patterns against a gold-bronze color and irregular trapezium shape make this a good choice from an artistic view point. I may also appeal to a naturalistic view.

Description: Dark metallic golden bronze with dark brown to black veining, opaque trapezium shaped stone, wrapped in 22 gauge sterling silver round wire.

Stone Size: Small (3/4” x 11/16” x 7/16”).

Pattern: Shiny and sparkling metallic golden bronze with dark brown to black veining.

Contour: Curved concave sloped face.

Unique Features: Unusual metallic color and veining pattern.

Polish: Semi-polished, quite brilliant, fine sparkling appearance.

Edges: Smooth, rounded to flat.

Treatment: None: natural stone; shaped, smoothed and polished only.

Comment: This stone remains in a semi-polished, soft sanded state, as a high polish detracts rather than enhances its beauty. For clarification, Chalcopyrite by definition is a golden metallic bronze color. This stone is natural chalcopyrite. The brilliant multi-color dominant blue-purple “peacock ore”, often sold as chalcopyrite, is not. It is rather another mineral called Bornite. Although Chalcopyrite can naturally oxidize and tarnish over time to become Bornite, it is rarely as brilliant as the “peacock ore” available for sale. Most of the “peacock ore” currently in the market is Chalcopyrite that has been converted to Bornite through heat treatment. Heat treatment, however, weakens the structure of the stone, so most peacock ore is sold only as rough pieces, even as jewelry, because the stone will not endure polishing processes, but will most often break apart. A unique, handmade, genuine semi-precious stone pendant, this piece is posted individually, not merely a representative item - what you see is what you get

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