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 Chrysocolla ring has incredible depth with the intense swirling patterns of vivid aqua blending into a deep green and contrasting earthy brown. The style is an oval-shaped cabochon set into a brilliant Sterling Silver setting that has a beautifully subtle braided pattern along the edges. This ring could easily be worn for any occasion!
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. The Chrysocolla measures 4 cm tall and 1.5 cm wide.