Raw Fluorite and Copper Necklace

Raw Fluorite and Copper Necklace

$50.00

There are many geological treasures in Utah. I sourced this raw fluorite from the West Desert, then brought it back to Park City to create a pendant. I started by sculpting clay epoxy on top, then added a conductive paint and placed it in a copper solution. By adding electricity, copper slowly plated onto the rock over the course of many hours. I oxidized the copper to antique it, polished out highlights, and sealed it for protection. This is one-of-a-kind and has a matching copper chain that is 22 inches long plus a 2-inch extender.

Pendant: 1.5″

Chain Length: 24″

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The electro-forming process takes several days to complete, starting with sealing the item in three coats of lacquer. A conductive paint is added, then the piece goes into a copper chemical solution where electricity slowly encourages copper to plate onto the item over the course of many hours or days. When gems or other complexities are added, additional steps are taken. Once the item has partially plated, the gems are set in place with epoxy clay that hardens for 24 hours. More conductive paint is added and the piece goes back into the electroforming solution for several more hours. Finally, a patina is added to mimic time wearing at the copper, then highlights are polished out and the entire piece is sealed for protection.

Although sealed, copper shouldn't be submersed in or exposed to water or harsh elements. If the copper rests against skin, skin can sometimes turn green when there is moisture present - this is normal and will go away once the copper is no longer present. Note that I haven't had this happen with necklaces myself, only rings since hands are much more moist. Copper can continue to patina, aging naturally over time. Treat your new statement necklace with care and it will become a lasting heirloom.

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Vendor Information

  • Store Name: Copper Soul Jewelry
  • Vendor: Copper Soul Jewelry
  • Address: Park City, UT 84098
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