Pink Tourmaline & Raw Quartz Necklace

Pink Tourmaline & Raw Quartz Necklace


Large Electroformed Raw Quartz Crystal Cluster / 3 Raw Pink Tourmaline Stones

2x3x1'“ pendant
24” length

Electroforming, the intricate process of fusing copper onto another medium where a low voltage charge is passed through the materials to create a relief that becomes a separate part in its own right, allows artists to create thicker copper structures layered over other materials like glass or wax. This form, unlike electroplating, creates a totally new layer and is actually a science, a method that reflects the best copper use in art. Thomas Edison used electroforming in his work, as did Michael Faraday, a famous 19th Century physicist and chemist. It was exotic, it was costly, and in the early days, was used to reproduce art pieces. This technique is still fairly exotic, but as a scientific process was discovered in 1810, by the father of electroforming, Professor Moritz von Jacobi in the Academy of Science, in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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