The chrysocolla in these earrings is very unique, with patterning that looks like the earth! The blue and green hues are very vibrant. The design of these earrings is meant to accent the stones without detracting from their beauty. The earrings are sterling and fine silver, with handmade ear wires. The total length, including ear wires, is 1 and 11/16."
Chrysocolla gets its cyan/blue/green color from copper – it contains the copper hydroxide mineral speriniite. Otherwise, its’ structure has been questioned, although sometimes it grows with quartz or contains chalcedony. Chrysocolla can rate anywhere from 2-7 on the Mohs scale – a huge range, due to varying silica content. It is often confused for turquoise due to its’ color. It is not typically treated.