From: Mount Godwin Austen, Pakistan
Weight: 0.6 Ounces
Dimensions: 2.2 Inches Tall, 1.2 Inches Wide, 0.3 Inches Thick
.925 Serling Silver
The item pictured is the one you will receive.
The azurite granite is found at the base of K2, the world's second-highest mountain.
K2 Granite or Raindrop Azurite is an extremely interesting rock from the Skardu area of northern Pakistan. It is like an eye magnet for anyone who sees it for the first time. It is a bright white granite that contains sharply contrasting orbs of bright blue azurite. The azurite orbs range from a few millimeters up to about two centimeters in diameter. On a broken surface or on the surface of a slab, the blue orbs look like drops of bright blue ink that splashed onto the rock. Upon closer examination, however, you will see that they are actually spherical in shape.
The white granite is very fine-grained and composed of quartz, sodium plagioclase, muscovite, and biotite. Some specimens show strong alignment of the biotite grains.
K2 granite is named after a mountain in the Karakoram Range near the border between Pakistan and China. K2, also known as "Mount Godwin Austen," is the second-highest mountain in the world. The azurite granite is found in colluvium near the base of the mountain. It is in a very remote area visited by very few people.
About the Artist
Rowan Rose-Morgan is a member of the Gem and Mineral Society of the Virginia Peninsula. Her association with the organization began in the mid 70’s. She has also been a member of the Kingsport Gem and Mineral Society of Kingsport, TN as well. Rowan’s gorgeous designs has been published in Wire Artist Magazine (September 2002, December 2003, February 2004), and she can boast truthfully on having the cover story for the same magazine. Having a teacher’s heart, and loving to share her amazing craft, Rowan has been teaching wirework since 1998. Rowan selects and cuts her own cabochons prior to applying her skills with wire working. Her attention to detail and passion for her art is evident in each hand selected piece she crafts.