Emerald Mica Specimen
Size: 21 x 10 x 14 cm.
Weight: 3.5 lbs
Product Type: One of a kind
Emerald is a gemstone colored green by chromium and occasionally vanadium. Mica, the matrix that these gemstones are held, is a group of sheet silicate minerals that are monoclinic and include several closely related materials with nearly perfect basal cleavage. Emerald (being a variety of beryl) is a 7.5-8 on the Mohs Scale. Mica also has nearly perfect basal cleavage but sits at just a 2 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness, making it one of the softest minerals on the planet.
This specimen is one of a series of Emerald in Mica pieces from Brazil. The color of the Emerald is an extraordinary opaque aqua green with high amounts of natural variation from light to dark green. The Mica is a shimmering jet black to silver which adds an exceptional amount of contrast, and the dark wood base accents very nicely.
Emerald is the traditional birthstone for May and is called the "Stone of Successful Love" because it is said to open and nurture the heart; it makes sense that it's associated with the Heart Chakra! The Emerald is considered a very powerful stone in many cultures, being thought of as bringing abundance, prosperity, and good fortune!
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