Natural Blue John pendant showing hues of beautiful deep purple - almost black - banding. Gemstone is colour backed (white), to highlight the natural 'smoky' appearance of the purple. Frame set in 925 sterling silver and comes with a complimentary 18" sterling silver chain. Pendant measures 31x17x4mm, including bail. Will be sent out in a quality Two Skies presentation box, ready for gifting.
Blue John Sterling Silver Pendant
This Blue John comes from Two Skies' most recent mining trip to the Peak District. Originally discovered by the Romans, during the 19th century it was mined for its ornamental value, and mining continues on a small scale. This material is a rare form of the mineral fluorite and is only found commercially in one mine in the world - “Treak Cliff” Cavern, England. Mined by Adam's friend John, it featured on the BBC's One Show in 2014/15. It takes its name from the French “bleu & jaune” (blue & yellow) describing the colours it displays. Care should be taken as this stone is softer than other gemstones.