Our favourite imposter, rainbow calsilica is a fascinating man-made stone which took the world by storm some years ago at the famous Tucson Rock and Mineral Show in the USA. Appearing out of nowhere this unique material stole the show and quickly caught the attention of rock and mineral enthusiasts who questioned its authenticity. Its one and only supplier assured those who asked questions that it was a natural stone from the state of Chihuahua in Mexico. It took some considerable time before it was finally proven that it was in fact man-made although traces of some natural minerals including hematite and calcite were present.
It has never come to light who was behind rainbow calsilica or how or where it was produced but the story that's associated with this striking material will certainly be remembered for many years to come. If you're looking for a colourful and eye-catching piece of jewellery that features a unique "stone" with a fascinating past, it doesn't get much better than rainbow calsilica.
Mounted in a handcrafted sterling silver setting, this comfortably light weight rainbow calsilica pendant makes a great accessory and one that's sure to attract plenty of attention.
Weight (grams) : 12.2 Size (cms) : 3.6 x 2.1 x 0.7