Moons of Jupiter Necklace - Bismuth Crystal Jewelry
Why give her one moon when you can give her four?
These are among the first things Galileo laid his eyes on when he built his telescope. I think the most significant aspect of this discovery was the confirmation that everything doesn't revolve around the earth. There was a bit of a societal identity crisis for a while, but we eventually adjusted our egos and developed a more humble though healthy appetite for discovery.
Ordered according to their orbits,
-brilliant Io with its sulfurous volcanoes,
-criss crossed Europa with its red salt flats over a frozen tundra 10 miles thick,
-planet sized Ganymede with a magnetosphere and
-iron Callisto, eye fixed permanently on Jupiter, tidally locked.
*** This listing is for a custom order. Your crystals will be similar to the ones in the photo. ***
When you buy from Element83 you are buying more than the beautiful bismuth crystal. You are purchasing the thoughtful, artist's touch.
Few people associate crystal with metal with perhaps the exception for leaded glass. These crystals are solid bismuth. The element is relatively rare, even scarcer than silver in the earth’s crust. The crystals form under a crucible of the molten metal as its temperature slowly drops below the metal's melting point. The remaining liquid metal is poured off the top to reveal an array of complex geometry. As they emerge, the heat and the oxygen cause a rainbow of colors bursts to life.
Approximately 7 cm long and 2 cm wide
1. A colorful bismuth pendant similar to the one in the photos with its solid sterling silver bail
2. A brown or black leather cord (clasp-free 16-21 inches) , silver-plated chain (14-16", 16-18", 19-21") or
a sterling wheat chain (16", 18" or 20")
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