Large English Blue John Fluorite Split Heart Sterling Silver Ring. Comes With Cw Sellors Box. Due To The Natural Characteristics Of The Stone, Each Piece Is Unique And Will Vary In Color
Blue John Fluorite: While fluorite is found in many locations across the globe, there are certain attributes that make it all the more desirable; for example, when it possesses chameleon-like color change or displays bold bands of color. It is these varieties that elevate fluorite's position to one of the most desirable additions to any gemstone or specimen collection. Perhaps the most treasured of all banded fluorites are those known as Blue John fluorite. Named from the French bleu jaune, meaning blue yellow, it has a distinctively British pedigree.
Deposits of Blue John fluorite are found exclusively in southern England in caverns below a hillside near the village of Castleton. Recognized by many experts as the finest example of banded fluorite in the world today, Blue John fluorite is easily recognizable by its purple, blue, yellow and white fluorspar bands. Each colorful gem sports its own unique banded pattern and has been expertly shaped and polished by highly skilled artisans who regard this gem as one of their national treasures. We invite you to experience the exquisite nature of Blue John fluorite in this finely crafted jewelry item.
Whitby Jet: One of few organic gems, Whitby Jet formed from ancient trees that once dotted the prehistoric Jurassic Period landscape millions of years ago. A form of lignite coal, it originates from ancient trees closely related to the modern-day Araucaria tree, also known as the Monkey Puzzle tree. As the trees died, their remnants were washed into streams and over time, the wood eventually made its way to the ocean. There, it settled to the bottom and became buried by sediments. Geological conditions present compressed and fossilized the wood material into what we now know as jet. Eventually, the layers of jet were once again brought above sea level, where their natural beauty captured the attention of admirers.
The small coastal town of Whitby in Yorkshire, England, is the source for what many regard as the finest quality jet in the world today. While jet from various locales has been worn as ornamentation for millenia, it is Whitby Jet that is renowned for its sleek, intense black hues. For those in the market for a natural gem of organic origin with a British pedigree, look no further than Whitby Jet. Each handcrafted piece of Whitby Jet jewelry features only the finest quality gems and is sure to become an heirloom piece in your collection.
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