Gemstone: Variscite (Scrimshaw)
The variscite from Ivory Creek is known for its calming hues from soft white to pale green. Akin to turquoise due to its unusual striations and matrices, Hannah Blount Jewelry loves variscite for its subtle beauty that serves as the perfect canvas for the Scrimshaw collection while being striking enough to stand alone.
MOHs Hardness: 3.5-4.5
Origins: Ivory Creek mine in Kazakhstan
Care: Avoid dropping your variscite jewelry onto hard surfaces and keep away from chemicals: Keep variscite away from chemicals. Contact with cosmetics, oils, acids, etc can discolor the gemstone and dissolve the ink. To clean, use a damp cloth to gently clean the metal but do not clean the ink. Avoid excessive touching and do not get wet. Do not use an ultrasonic or steam cleaner.
Healing Properties: Inner peace, compassion, clarity, and emotional healing.