Rutilated Chlorite Quartz & Charoite

Rutilated Chlorite Quartz & Charoite

$92.00

The Details:
Gemstones: Chlorite quartz with rutilation and Charoite
 

 This necklace is made using a gorgeous polished chlorite point - it is a quartz crystal which has chlorite and rutile. The rutile is hard to see in the photos, but your eyes will see tons of sparkly, thin silver rods packed inside the crystal. The purple stone is a rare charoite stone. It hangs on a super study, 24 inch chain and the pendant is about 2 inches long. If you would like a shorter chain, please leave a message at checkout or email me right after at realm.and.reason@gmail.com.

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How Its Made: Each stone is handpicked to meet my high standards, and is then carefully positioned with special attention paid to color, gemstone flash, angle, and how it will hang on the body. Ring bands and many other connective parts are hand formed and are then sculpted onto the stone with a permanent epoxy. I also sometimes include special vintage pieces or found objects. In the areas where I would like metal to be, I paint each piece with an electrically conductive paint. The next step is to put a removable, protective covering on all stones. The necklace will then go through a process where it is submerged into an acid bath and the areas with the conductive paint will begin to grow a super strong layer of 100% pure copper. This growth process takes 12 - 36 hours for each piece, and I am sure to make adjustments along the way. After this is done, each piece is one by one hand polished, cleaned, oxidized, polished again, and then given a clear protective coating. After they are all dry and finished, they are ready to be added to high quality, beautiful chains :)