Feather ridge plume agate, congo malachite, purple jade and pinolith pendant
* Custom cut feather ridge agate and purple jade double sided bead - 2 1/2" x 1"
* Custom cut Congo malachite and pinolith double sided bead - 1 1/4" x 1"
* 16" Bronze Chain with rubber tubing.
* 4" Jewelers Bronze extension chain with S hook
Feather Ridge Plume Agate is mined in Oregon near the Idaho border in the Strode Basin. Luckily I got this rough from the miner when first discovered. Feather Ridge Plume Agate features gorgeous pink, yellow and white plumes in a clear agate.
Most likely Turkish purple jade will eventually become as scarce—and as costly—as lavender jadeite. The two gemstones are not the same. There is some difference of opinion as to whether it is a jade or a rock, given that the concentration of jadeite in Turkish purple jade is measured between 40% and 60%. Since lavender/purple jade is among the rarest in the world, and Turkish purple jade does not have the luminescence or jadeite concentration of traditional gemstone jades. No matter people seem to be drawn to this stone and rumors are there is no more to be mined.
Pinolith - A very rare semi-precious stone. It comes from only one place in the world, a magnesite deposit located in Lower Tauern, a mountain range of the Central Eastern Alps in Austria, where pinolith was discovered in 1873.
Congo Malachite - A green banded stone, many forming beautiful orbicular patterns. Malachite has been used in jewelry for centuries and contains a high volume of copper.