Apophyllite Crystal Cluster Necklace
This necklace features a cluster of apophyllite crystals. The stone is suspended by sterling silver wire with a twisted texture. The pendant's dimensions are 20mm x 16mm and 38mm in length which includes the silver bail. This unique pendant slides around a sterling silver, foxtail chain with a length of 16” adjustable up to 18”. A Herkimer Diamond bead accents the end of the extension chain.
Apophyllite: The name apophyllite refers to a specific group of phyllosilicates, a class of minerals that also includes the micas. These minerals are typically found as secondary minerals in holes in basalt or other igneous rocks. Apophyllites are popular as collector's minerals due to a combination of factors, including their abundance, color variety, and well-defined crystals. Naturally forming pyramidal structures, they refract light in obvious rainbows, and can form "natural pyramids" when subjected to rock tumbling.