Ruby in Fuchsite Stone Pendant Hand Wrapped in Sterling Silver
This pendant is made of Indian Ruby In Fuchsite and hand wrapped in 14 gauge sterling silver wire.
Size: 1 1/2"x 1".
Fuchsite is a green variety of muscovite mica. Muscovite begins to take on a very light green color with the substitution of a small amount of chromium for aluminum. As the amount of chromium increases, the green color becomes stronger and ranges to a rich emerald green when abundant chromium is present.
Occasionally, corundum crystals are found in fuchsite. When these corundum crystals are of a bright red color, the material is known as ruby in fuchsite. This material attracts a lot of attention at rock, mineral, gem, and lapidary shows because of the contrasting colors of the fuchsite and ruby, and because the corundum crystals often exhibit spectacular hexagonal shapes when cut in slabs, cabochons, spheres, and other objects. Size: