Basalt Green Pebble Necklace

$148.00

Sterling silver components

Hangs on 16-18″ adjustable sterling silver rolo chain

Handmade in Bayfield, WI

Out of stock

Description

Basalt, typically, is black in color and maybe… depending on the mood, carries hints of blue. These stones have a distinct green tone to them which is also very common but not stones that I use in my work too often. I like the earthiness of these stones and thought they looked good when grouped together. Carry a little beach on you (instead of in your pockets, like me) with this artfully designed necklace that is truly a statement piece.

 

BASALT

Basalt is by far the most common rocks you will find on Lake Superior’s North Shore beaches. It is one of the four rock-types that make up the basement bedrock of the earth’s crust. Basically it is lava that cooled quickly on the surface. Each one has a distinctive shape and in a variety of shades of color from blush-black to grey. That quick cooling is what caused it to be dense, very fine grained (tiny crystals) and smooth – although the smooth surface is also due to glacial grinding & Gitche Gumee tossing it about for eons. That Basalt rock you hold in your hand (or wear on your body) is over a billion years old!

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