Total Weight: 16.58 carats
Size: 32 mm tall by 11 mm wide by 7 mm thick
Wire Metal: Sterling Silver
Material: Polish Zincite
This is a beautiful Red Zincite Crystal artfully wrapped in a tension forged sterling silver wire wrap. This is a wonderful stone that has a truly unique creation and is a vibrant reddish orange color. It has a delicate crystalline shape that will be perfect with any outfit. The dramatic color is highlighted by the swirling waves of sterling silver which securely grasp the stone and really make it pop.
Scientifically, the naturally occurring conditions necessary to grow these crystals are found inside of zinc smelters, so it is a fusion of natural and man-made conditions. They formed by accident inside the large smokestacks of the smelting factories in Poland and now that the smelting processes have been altered, they are no longer being created. This makes zincite doubly valuable as it is both beautiful and rare.
Metaphysically, zincite is a wonderful companion stone to those who are seeking like-minded relationships in all aspects of their lives. They can help to promote coherence and cooperation within the group and can aid in increasing mental clarity and perception. These crystals can also help to attract abundance and manifestation into our lives, and can instill confidence, courage, and tenacity in finding our strengths and conquering our weaknesses.
My wire work is all done by me in a tension forging technique using a hammer and anvil. I have been using this technique for almost 17 years with great results. I call it tension forging because all that holds the piece securely in the wrap is the tension of the wire. It is a single piece of wire and there is no glue or solder added making it exceedingly organic while still remaining very secure.
Photos: I try to give a good idea of the piece that you are buying, so I always take two photos. The first photo is in natural light and the second photo is under LED lights. That way you have an example of what the piece looks like in multiple lighting situations. This is also why the two photos do not always match but it is always of the same piece of jewelry.