Chrysocolla is a hydrated copper phyllosilicate mineral that has a unique and vibrant cyan color. It has a Mohs Hardness of 2.5-3.5 and got its name from the Greek chrysos kolla meaning "gold glue" because it was once used to solder gold in 315 BCE.
Sterling silver is the brightest of all precious metals being known for its bright luster. It is also known for being very durable which makes it popular in jewelry as it will withstand the test of time.
This particular piece is an oval shaped Chrysocolla stone measuring 5 cm x 3 cm set in genuine .925 Sterling Silver and hanging from an intricately designed bail. The entire design and execution of this pendant says elegance, a piece that will stay with you for a long time with its timeless charm.
Chrysocolla is thought to work with four different chakras. Working with the solar plexus it is believed to eliminate destructive emotional programming; it heals heartache (Heart Chakra); improves communication (Throat Chakra), and opens psychic vision (Third Eye). This is one busy stone! It is also used in meditations to bring tranquility and to remove negative emotions such as guilt.
You are purchasing the exact piece in the photographs. It measures 1 cm tall and 3 cm wide.