Astrophyllite Rock Star Necklace
This long necklace features a fine specimen of Astrophyllite from Russia. Its rare crystal habit is what gives astrophyllite its name, from the Greek words astron meaning "star" and phyllon meaning "leaf". Blades of these dark, bronze like crystals contrast sharply with the light matrix that the mineral is regularily found in, known as Felsic which is a geology adjective describing igneous rocks that are relatively rich in elements that form feldspar and quartz. This striking piece measures 30mm in width and 60mm in length, which includes the silver bail. The mineral is suspended by a sterling silver wire with a twisted texture. In this listing you may choose to buy the pendant alone or add the chain shown in the pictures. This chain is a sterling silver, diamond cut, cable chain with a length of 30". This is a nice and sturdy chain that I use for most of my heavier pieces that wear the best at a long length. It has a very nice shine to it as well.