Smithsonite and Turquoise set in Fine German Silver.
Designed by Dee with an inlayed Bail and four Turquoise accent gemstones. This rare Smithsonite is set as a great piece of wearable art.
29.5 grams, 1″ X 3″.
Smithsonite is a gemstone quality zinc carbonate, sometimes referred to as “zinc spar”. Smithsonite was named after James Smithson in 1832. James Smithson was an English scientist, often referred to as the best chemist and mineralogist of his year. He was an active member of many scientific organizations that benefited society and advanced scientific research. James published at least 27 papers with topics in chemistry, geology, and mineralogy. In 1802 James Smithson proved that zinc carbonates were true carbonate minerals, not zinc oxides. This discovery lead to the breakdown of calamine into two separate minerals hemimorphite and smithsonite. After James Smithson’s death in 1829 the bulk of his estate was given to his nephew. Since his nephew died without any heirs the Smithson Estate was then given to the United States of America to found the Smithsonian Institution.
Astrological Signs: Pisces & Virgo
Smithsonite color range includes white, grey, yellow, green, blue-green, blue, brown, yellow, pink-to purple.
Smithsonite provides energies conducive to pleasantness, charm, kindliness, and favorable outcomes. It provides for leadership abilities and tends to build the “bridge over troubled waters”, by which one can remedy uncomfortable situations. It further promotes the dynamic celebration of new beginnings.
Smithsonite strengthens ones abilities in the psychic realm, providing for increases in the abilities for clairvoyance and clairsentience; it produces confirmation or denial of the messages one receives via these methods.
Rays: 2nd Love-Wisdom, 6th Idealism/Devotion
Planets: Jupiter, Mercury
Vibrates to the number: 7