A Moss Agate rectangle prettily supported in a copper & glass beads "sling." Antiqued, polished and sealed. Will not darken further or rub off on skin. No polishing needed.
Comes with a thin faux-copper chain.
Moss agate (also called mocha stone) is a semi-precious gemstone formed from silicon dioxide. It is a form of chalcedony which includes minerals of a green colour embedded in the stone, forming filaments and other patterns suggestive of moss. The field is a clear or milky-white quartz, and the included minerals are mainly oxides of manganese or iron. It is not a true form of agate, as it lacks agate's defining feature of concentric banding. Moss agate is of the white variety with green inclusions that resemble moss. It occurs in many locations. The colors are formed due to trace amounts of metal present as an impurity, such as chrome or iron. The metals can make different colors depending on their valence (oxidation state).
Despite its name, moss agate does not contain organic matter and is usually formed from weathered volcanic rocks.
Moss Agate Rectangle Pendant
Tallest & widest dimensions
2" by 1"
About the copper
I used pure copper wire, oxidized it to achieve a timeless "antiqued" look, polished it to bring out the copper highlights, and then sealed it to capture its patina and prevent further darking. No further polishing will ever be needed. Protect from scratches and bumps against hard surfaces or other jewelry.