Apophyllite Crystal Amethyst Pendant
This necklace features a crystal of apophyllite, accented with an amethyst gem. The stone is suspended by sterling silver wire which has been oxidized to bring out its rope like texture. The pendant's dimensions are 20mm in width and 48mm in length which includes the silver bail. In this listing you may choose to purchase the pendant alone or add the chain shown in the pictures. This is an oxidized, sterling silver, wheat chain with a length of 18".
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.