Item # N050
The stones I used were chrysoprase for the wings and body; spectrolite for the wing tips, eye, and tail; mother of pearl for the abdomen; and petrified dinosaur bone (for the ruby red throat).
Chrysoprase is a gemstone variety of chalcedony that receives it's green color due to very small quantities nickel present during its formation and has a vitreous, translucent appearance.
Spectrolite is a rare gem variety of labradorite feldspar that exhibits a very deep color and a rich intense iridescence much like the color play of a peacock feather or dragonfly. The spectrolite in this creation exhibits this quality very nicely as the piece is turned in the light.
Mother of Pearl is the nacre produced by mollusks is an organic-inorganic composite material produced by some mollusks as an inner shell layer. It is also what makes up pearls and is very strong, resilient, and iridescent.
Petrified Dinosaur Bone – This is an actual dinosaur bone that has been petrified, in other words, the organic materials comprising the bone have been replaced by mineral deposits over millions of years. The rich red color in this piece is most likely due to a rich deposit of nickel or possibly iron. As this is a metamorphic stone I would say the coloration is probably due to nickel.
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Channel Work Ruby Throated Hummingbird Pendant or Brooch, Sterling Silver
- Vintage handmade item from the 1970s
- Materials: sterling silver, chrysoprase, spectrolite, mother of pearl, petrified dinosaur bone
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- Ships worldwide from North Carolina, United States