Highly polished soft lilac coloured phosphosiderite gemstone mounted as a ladies pendant in a hand crafted sterling silver setting. This relatively unknown mineral which can only be found in a few countries around the world boasts unique colour and subtle yellow spidery veins or similar markings may also be present. The largest deposits are found in Chile but despite its unique colour, phosphosiderite is rarely used as a gemstone mainly because it's a brittle and relatively soft mineral which makes working with it slightly more challenging.
Phosphosiderite is a form of iron phosphate which is a compound that combines phosphorous and oxygen with iron. Found naturally in many foods, iron phosphate is also used to fortify bread. The iron and phosphate separate when consumed by humans and most animals but as a combined substance it's used as an ingredient to kill slugs and snails.
A light weight and wonderfully colourful gemstone pendant from our exciting collection of crystals rocks and minerals.
Weight (grams) : 12.9 Size (cms) : 2.3 x 2.1 x 0.8