Is Rhyolite a Jasper? Why is Rhyolite called Rainforest Jasper?
No, Rhyolite is not a Jasper. Rhyolite looks very similar to Jaspers, and the green variety of Rhyolite is often called Rainforest Jasper. Rhyolite forms when molten rock (magma) erupts from a volcano and cools rapidly on the surface. Jaspers are formed a different way - they are a type of Chalcedony formed from deposits of microscopic silica crystals. I create handmade artisan jewelry with the green variety of Rhyolite. I love it's natural earthy colors of green, cream, yellow and rust. Rhyolite truly reminds me of the Rainforest!
Is handmade Rhyolite stone jewelry hypoallergenic?
Yes, handmade rhyolite stone jewelry is generally considered hypoallergenic. Rhyolite itself is a naturally occurring rock and doesn't contain common allergens like nickel or lead. All of my handmade Rhyolite jewelry is made with either Sterling Silver or copper - both of which are hypoallergenic and nickel-free. Find the perfect jewelry for your sensitive ears!
What is the meaning of jasper stone?
JRhyolite is associated with a variety of positive meanings and properties, with the most common being that it's a stone of creativity and inspiration. Rhyolite is said to light the fire of creativity in the soul! It also connects you to Planet Earth, the joy of being alive, the energy of growth, and the desire to be in balance with nature.
How can I know if my handmade jasper stone jewelry is real?
Distinguishing real Rhyolite from fakes can be tricky, but there are several ways to identify the genuine stone. First, a visual inspection will help. Real Rhyolite has a natural appearance with variations in color, texture, and pattern. Fake Rhyolite may appear too uniform or have unnatural colors and textures that deviate from the natural stone's organic aesthetic. Then, feel the stone. Real Rhyolite possesses a subtle glassy or pearly luster, while fake stones may appear dull or overly shiny.
How should I care for my handmade Rhyolite stone jewelry?
Proper care will ensure your handmade Rhyolite stone jewelry retains its beauty and vibrancy for years. Clean your handmade jewelry with only a mild dish soap and warm water. Rinse it thoroughly and dry it with a soft cloth. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners. Store your jasper jewelry in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Consider using a soft cloth or jewelry box to prevent scratches and damage. Always take off your jasper jewelry before showering, swimming, or applying harsh chemicals like hairspray or cosmetics.
What are some popular types of handmade Rhyolite stone jewelry?
Rhyolite is a versatile stone used in a wide variety of my handmade artisan jewelry pieces. Some popular options that I offer are bar and chain necklaces, bracelets and Rhyolite studs, dangles and hoop earrings. I use both Sterling Silver and Copper with my Rhyolite jewelry. With its natural beauty and inspirational energy, handmade Rhyolite natural stone jewelry makes a perfect accessory for every day.
Is your Rhyolite jewelry made in the USA?
Yes, all of my handmade natural stone Rhyolite jewelry is made in the mountains of Colorado.