Azurite in Malachite Adjustable Ring in Sterling Silver
This stone is another stunner that is actually a naturally made mixture of stones. Like a stream, cobalt blue azurite meanders thru green malachite and cuprite. The presence of copper in all 3 of these stones is responsible for all of the magnificent blues and greens that are a Verdilune hallmark.
This fascinating pear-shaped stone is set in a sterling silver serrated bezel soldered to 20 gauge sterling silver sheet. Tiny silver hammered droplets have been soldered on the top and bottom edges. The ring band is adjustable, and made from doubled 16 gauge sterling wire. The entire piece is oxidized (darkened) in liver of sulphur, and then polished to bring out the highlights and add dimension.
The stone and its setting measure 1 1/4" x 3/4".