I am an Independent Studio Jeweler and have an Associates of Fine Arts. I specialize in hand-crafted, historically inspired, one-of-a-kind jewelry using a variety of techniques, including, but not limited to: chainmaille, wire-work, metalsmithing, and Steampunk. Each ring has been coiled, cut, and woven by hand with many clasps also being handmade.
Covellite is a rare and beautiful copper sulfide. It was first discovered in 1832 as a volcanic sublimate on Mount Vesuvius by Nicolas Covelli, after whom it is named. Covellite tends to be indigo-blue to black and often has faint tinges of purple iridescence. Usually, Covellite occurs as a product of alteration of another copper sulfide, such as, Chalcopyrite, Chalcocite, and Bornite. Covellite makes beautiful cabochons, but as jewelry you will have to be very careful with it as it only has a hardness of 1.5-2. Some of the places it may be found include: Germany, Serbia, Australia, Sardinia, and the states of Montana and Arizona.