🌟Hackmanite🌟 is a rare, sulfur-rich form of sodalite. It exhibits an exceptionally uncommon property called ‘tenebrescence’ which is the ability to change color in sunlight. Once exposed to sunlight, the color change stays for hours to weeks! The stone shown here is naturally a bright pink- like rose quartz. When exposed to sunlight, it shifts to a vivid purple within seconds. This color slowly fades over the course of weeks back to pink, and this process can be repeated indefinitely. Each Hackmanite is unique in that some stones start and change to different shades, and many shift color back and fourth within a much shorter time frame. This piece I picked out for myself in Tucson last February and finally made it into a ring.
We usually work in copper, a metal that reacts with its environment and changes colors over time. But, we thought it would be fun to have a stone that changes color (Hackmanite) in a metal that does not- so this is plated in Rhodium. Swipe to see the detailed band! I’m so happy with this one, and I’d love to know what you all think about it💜