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Natural ruby & zoisite beads with pendant. Top quality. Siberia, Russia

Natural ruby & zoisite beads with pendant. Top quality. Siberia, Russia
Natural ruby & zoisite beads with pendant. Top quality. Siberia, Russia

Natural ruby & zoisite beads with pendant. Top quality. Siberia, Russia

Unique ruby in zoisite beads with a pendant from Siberia. Top quality carving and polish.

Material: Metal alloy with 20% silver (no blacken, antiallergic). Total lenght: 45cm (1.5 feet). Pendant: 47 x 30 x 5mm (1.8 x 1.2 x 0.2).

Total weight: 49 grams (1.7 oz). Is a calcium aluminium hydroxy sorosilicate belonging to the epidoite group of minerals. Its chemical formula is Ca.

Zoisite is named after the Slovene scientist Baron Sigmund Zois von Edelstein (iga Zois), who realized that this was an unknown mineral when it was brought to him by the mineral dealer Simon Preern, who had discovered it in the Saualpe mountains (Svinka planina) of Carinthia in 1805. Zoisite was first known as saualpite, after its type locality. Zoisite occurs as prismatic, orthorhombic (2/m 2/m 2/m) crystals or in massive form, being found in metamorphic and pegmatitic rock. Zoisite may be blue to violet, green, brown, pink, yellow, gray, or colorless. It has a vitreous luster and a conchoidal to uneven fracture.

When euhedral, zoisite crystals are striated parallel to the principal axis (c-axis). Also parallel to the principal axis is one direction of perfect cleavage.

Zoisite is somewhat higher than 6 in hardness and its specific gravity is between 3.10 - 3.38, depending on the variety. Zoisite streaks white and is said to be brittle. Clinozoisite is a more common monoclinic polymorph of zoisite. Transparent material is fashioned into gemstones while translucent-to-opaque material is usually carved. A metamorphic rock known as anyolite consists of green zoisite with black tschermakite and ruby crystals.

These rubies themselves are not of gem quality, but nevertheless their color provides a striking contrast to the green zoisite, and greatly enhances the decorative pieces that are carved from the rock. White, gray, greenish brown, greenish gray, pink, blue, purple. Crystal habit Crystals flattened in an acicular manner, may be fibrously curved and striated. Crystal system Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal. Cleavage Perfect {010} imperfect {100}.

Mohs scale hardness 6 to 7. Luster Vitreous, pearly on cleavage surfaces. Specific gravity 3.10-3.36 Optical properties biaxial positive. = 1.696 - 1.700 n.

= 1.696 - 1.702 n. = 1.702 - 1.718.

Pleochroism X = pale pink to red-violet; Y = nearly colorless to bright pink or deep blue; Z = pale yellow to yellow-green. Please feel free to ask me any questions. The item "Natural ruby & zoisite beads with pendant. Siberia, Russia" is in sale since Sunday, April 8, 2018.

This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Fashion Jewelry\Body Jewelry\Body Chains". The seller is "rus_treasures" and is located in Russia. This item can be shipped worldwide.

  • Brand: Unbranded (Myself)
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Russian Federation
  • Main Stone Creation: Natural
  • Material: Stone
  • Main Stone: Lapis Lazuli


Natural ruby & zoisite beads with pendant. Top quality. Siberia, Russia