It’s not the most well-known gemstone, but Chrysocolla is endlessly fascinating, with its patterning and array of different colours. It’s the copper in it that is responsible for the vivid blue-green colours and it often combines with other copper-bearing minerals which give it its unique mix of colours and characteristic mottled patterns, such as turquoise, blue azurite and malachite. Just listed I have these gloss finish 7-8mm rondelle beads, at $20 per strand. These are B grade, and I think that the range of colours, textures and patterns on these stones are just amazing. I also have these in a matte finish, same size, which are equally multi-coloured, but with an amazing soft and silky finish (see left). These are also $20 per strand. And finally, some AB grade beads, which are much more uniform in terms of colour leaning firmly towards the blue-green end of the spectrum, again same size. These are also matte finish, and these are $37 per strand. I can see these looking great with some chunky silver accents – let your creativity go wild! Beads are a relatively new venture for me, and all of the ones I have are funky and wonderful – to check out the full range, click here. To shop check out Chrysocolla beads click here.
About Julia Aufenast
I am a Hong Kong based professional gemstone supplier and GIA graduate gemologist. I specialise in rose cut cabochons as well as standard cabochons, and I have a carefully nurtured reputation for high quality. Currently I carry mainly semi-precious stones and I also have a range of pearls in white and natural colours; strings and half-drilled, round and keshi. This blog is attached to my website - www.joopygems.com - and is where you'll find information about new arrivals in my shop, discounts and offers, as well as an opportunity to leave comments and feedback.