Chrysocolla Triangle Pendant
Chrysocolla resembles both turquoise and malachite and has often been used instead of both these gemsones. Incan, Aztec and native North American tribes used both Chrysocolla and turquoise in decorative, ceremonial and spiritual ways.
Chrysocolla has been used by man for thousands of years and its earliest known source was the mines of southern Israel near present day Eilat in the Gulf of Aqaba. It was for a time called the King Solomon Stone after the famous ruler of Ancient Israel and legend has it that the earliest Chrysocolla came from the lost King Solomon’s Mines of Africa.
Chrysocolla occurs throughout the world with significant producers but probably most famously and historically, in Israel.