Angelite is a baby blue coloured gemstone that's a variety of the mineral anhydrate. Although it can be found in different colours and in several countries around the world, only the blue coloured material is known as angelite.
Anhydrate is a form of calcium sulphate which occurs naturally in both an anhydrous (without water) and hydrated (with water) form. The hydrated variety is better known as gypsum which is the main ingredient of plaster and plaster of Paris. When mixed with water gypsum hardens because of the process of crystallisation. The name anhydrate comes from the Greek word anhydrous meaning without water.
Angelite is often carved into figurines but in particular angels because in the metaphysical world, it's considered to be associated with the angelic realm. The vast majority of angelite which is available for sale in the UK originates from Peru.
This light weight ladies pendant features a distinctive coloured cabochon mounted in an elegant sterling silver setting. The surface of the stone does have some subtle marks which may be very fine scratches but we believe they are in fact natural markings within the stone. Although not certain, this is the reason for this ladies pendant being reduced.