Imperial Stichtite Cabochon Jewelry Design Pendant with Zoisite Druzy Gemstone

by georgeingraham on June 24, 2008

Just thought I might share a neat Imperial Stichtite and Zoisite gemstone cabochon I made with anyone out there listening.

Been playing a little with druzy materials. Ever since we started talking about it on our forum.

Some of the members showed some pretty cool druzy gemstone cabochons. I instantly began to find sources for different types of druzy minerals. Hard to find at a good price when searching the term “druzy”. The best opportunities seem to show themselves when I search for various pieces of rough with either a druzy exterior or geode interior.

From what I have read, the gemstone mineral Stichtite comes from Tasmania. The articles I read all talk about Stichtite, but not the Imperial Stichtite that I am showing here. So can not say for sure it the Imperial comes from the same area. Most likely though.

Then for additional druzy top, I cut some black druzy from a piece of Ruby in Zoisite. Although the piece I have is for the most part Zoisite. It is generally referred to as Ruby-Zoisite, or Anyolite. It is a natural combination of ruby and zoisite crystals in a single specimen. This too is from Tasmania. That made the combination of the two in a single cabochon design that much more unique and interesting.

Well, this is the set I ended up making. I really like the color combination of the pink Stichtite and black druzy from the Zoisite.

imperial stichtite and zoisite

Thanks for stopping by my lapidary blog, and hope you like the cab set!

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Randy June 25, 2008 at 6:59 am

Nice George.

just so you know, there are people out here listening.

Hoping some of the zoisite druzy is slotted for this direction. lol

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