Calcite jewelry is quite helpful in relieving back pain and increasing the physical strength of an individual. It is also a beneficial stone as it helps strengthen the teeth, bones, and eyes. Even though it isn’t an official birthstone, it's still regarded as an important stone in terms of zodiac signs and astrology. Thus, people love the stone.
The Etymology comes from the Greek word “Chalix” or “Lime” since it’s the basic ingredient in marble as well as limestone. That’s why it is present in very fine statuary like Michelangelo’s David along with a naturally occurring crystal structure that gleams in the light.
Travertine which is a material that is used often in architecture of Romans and across Italy for making very fine bathing houses, Colosseum and temples, was the material which used to be formed from Calcite with assistance from natural hot-spring. You would be shocked to know that travertine forms by heated water, evaporation and steam in mineral rich caves, hot springs and waterfalls.
The biggest official single crystal of the stone originated in Iceland which measured 7*7*2 mm and 6*6*3 mm weighing approximately 250 tons.
This stone is found in various spectacular forms in the Snowy river caves of New Mexico. Here the microorganisms are mainly credited with the natural formation.
Calcite is a soft stone that is considered to a fragile stone. That is why it isn’t really recommended for making jewelry. It is mainly suited for carvings and ornamental design. However, it is quite durable for certain jewelry types, considering the hardness of the stone which is quite similar to Chrysocolla and amber. When you wear it in the form of jewelry, the designs need to restrict to only brooches, earrings, and pendants. It is not capable of enduring a lot of wear and tear and thus needs to be reserved for several occasions only.
Gemexi offers a wide range of jewelry items made with the beautiful stone calcite including brooches, pendants and earrings. Apart from the jewelry we also offer you a guide to take care of the stone so that you may wear it for a lifetime.
You can not only buy the jewelry from our existing collections but you may even get your jewelry customized and personalized according to your taste and preference.