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Blue Goldstone Pendant, Blue Heart Pendant hand sculpted by me in the more expensive Solid 935 Sterling Silver Square Argentium (anti-tarnish) Wire. Goldstone has been man-made in Italy for over 200 years. Measures 1" by 1", about the size of a nickel. It used to be a natural stone but when it played out they decided to manufacture a similar stone. Goldstone comes in brown, blue, green, black. It is very hard to find the blue, green and black Goldstone. It looks like the sky at night with the stars twinkling. Can be worn on either side. Looks great with all skin tones and any outfit. Can be worn day or evening, winter, spring, summer, fall. Not only trendy but also looks sophisticated and yet can be worn with any outfit. To keep item looking like new just wash occasionally with liquid soap and water. Please do not use harsh chemicals or ultrasonic cleaners.

Goldstone is a type of glittering glass made in a low-oxygen reducing atmosphere. The finished product can take a smooth polish and be carved into beads, figurines, or other artifacts suitable for semiprecious stone, and in fact goldstone is often mistaken for or misrepresented as a natural material.

One original manufacturing process for goldstone was invented in seventeenth-century Venice by the Miotti family, which was granted an exclusive license by the Doge. Urban legend says goldstone was an accidental discovery by unspecified Italian monks or the product of alchemy, but there is no pre-Miotti documentation to confirm this. A goldstone amulet from 12th-century Persia in the collection of the University of Pennsylvania shows that other, earlier artisans were also able to create the material.

The most common form of goldstone is reddish-brown, containing tiny crystals of metallic copper that require special conditions to form properly. The initial batch is melted together from silica, copper oxide, and other metal oxides to chemically reduce the copper ions to elemental copper. The vat is then sealed off from the air and maintained within a narrow temperature range, keeping the glass hot enough to remain liquid while allowing metallic crystals to precipitate from solution without melting or oxidizing.

Each pendant takes approximately 3-6 feet of wire and 1 1/2 hours to complete. Argentium Anti Tarnish Sterling Silver is 935 pure as opposed to Sterling Silver which is 925 pure. Sterling Silver is alloyed with copper and other metals to make it stronger but that also accounts for why it tarnishes so easily. By using Germanium as an alloy the Sterling Silver becomes tarnish resistant and saves hours trying to polish your precious jewelry and that is why it is more expensive as well.

Gift wrapped in a Jewelry Pouch for giving or keeping.

Postage outside U.S. via First Class International Mail (takes approx. 10+ days).

Blue Goldstone Pendant, Blue Heart Pendant Solid Sterling Silver 935 Wire Wrapped in Argentium Anti-tarnish wire

$60.00

Only 1 available


Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Primary color: Blue
  • Secondary color: Silver
  • Materials: Blue Goldstone, 935 Argentium Anti Tarnish Sterling Silver
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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