Unique, unpolished Astrophyllite, set in thick sterling silver bezel. This wonderful pendant is full of golden-coppery flash! The specimen is from the Khibiny Mountains, Kola Peninsula, Russia. The pendant is made in Bali, Indonesia.
Dimensions: 48mm (long-with bail) x 23mm (wide) x 8.7 (thick)
Weight: 12.9 grams
Astrophyllite is a very rare, brown to golden yellow hydrous potassium iron titanium silicate mineral. The name comes from the Greek άστρον (“astron”) for “star” and φύλλον (“phyllon”) for “leaf”. It was first discovered in 1854 at its type locality; Laven Island, Norway. It is found in a few, scarce, remote localities: Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada; Pikes Peak, Colorado, USA; Narsarsuk and Kangerdluarsuk, Greenland; Brevig, Norway; and the Kola Peninsula, Russia.
Metaphysical Properties: Astrophyllite is said to enhance confidence, intellect, insight, and recovery . It is also thought to bring to life hidden forces.