1) 24K Gold Plated Geode Gemstone Pendant with 14K Gold Vermeil Chain
2) 24K Gold Plated Blue Agate Ring
3) 14K Gold Vermeil 2 1/2″ Hoop Earrings
*** All chain are 14K Gold Vermeil from Italy
*** Most Charlene K products are hand made in USA
Model: Nadia Lanfranconi
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What is Geodes?
A Very Cool Rock Formation
Geodes are like the Tootsie Roll Pop of the geology world because underneath the hard exterior lies a surprise center!
So, let’s start at the beginning: how do you get a hollow rock with lots of sparkling crystals inside? First you need a hollow rock. Geodes start their lives as a hollow bubble inside a layer of rock. The bubble could be from air inside explosive volcanic rock or it could come from the hollow remains of animal burrows or tree roots.
What About The Crystals?
When these rocks form from air bubbles inside of volcanic rock it is pretty easy to picture. Think about the small air bubbles you see in pumice. Now, imagine just one of those bubbles completely surrounded by black or red volcanic rock. As rain pelts down on the hot bubble, the chemicals in the rock are slowly released into the water. Some of the water soaks through the hard, rocky outside of the bubble and is trapped for a moment on the inside.
As the mineral-rich water moves on through the bubble, tiny crystals are left behind, clinging to the sides of the bubble. Millions of years pass while this in and out flow of water gradually builds crystals inside the empty space. The crystal formations might become large single crystals or tightly packed micro-crystals, so small that you can’t even distinguish one from another.
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