The Chrysocolla crystal stone was named by Theophrastus, a Greek philosopher, after the words for “gold” and “glue.” Its historical uses often relied upon its unique coloration. Chrysocolla was used to solder gold due to the copper ore within it. It was also ground into a fine powder used to create pigment for paint during the Renaissance period.
Cleopatra was said to have carried this Chrysocolla crystal with her, and it was also believed to be used by Roman Emperor Nero, who dusted the chariot race arenas with the stone powder.
This chrysocolla cabochon is set on a classic fleur 925 silver adjustable band.