Often confused with turquoise, chrysocolla is often found in unusual multicolor combinations as well as in blue or green. These colors make chrysocolla an interesting gemstone for design and jewelry.
What are some of the properties of chrysocolla gemstones?
Chrysocolla is a hydrous copper silicate with that is found in several places in the world, including Russia, Nevada in the USA, the Congo, Chile, Israel, and Mexico.
What are good ways to use chrysocolla gemstones?
Chrysocolla gemstones are amazing for pendants. Due to Chrysocolla Gemstones softness, one must wear these pieces with care. Chrysocolla is often set with copper or silver to accentuate the stones natural colors.
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