Have you ever wondered who first decided that sandstone could be polished into beautiful jewellery that can be used to make attractive jewellery? For example, look at this unique Sandstone jewellery necklace. It must have been some of our ancestors who noted the natural beauty of this mineral. It stands out even in nature and has been shaped into decorative jewellery and worn for millenia.
Where did Sandstone come from?
Sandstone has been around since the planet was formed. Most sandstone is composed of the most resistant minerals to weathering processes at the Earth’s surface. It can truly be said ti be durable and hard wearing. Once you buy a sandstone piece you will have it for the rest of your life and even pass it on to your generations.
Sandstone stands out because it comes in a variety of colours. The variety of colours are due to impurities within the minerals. These impurities have the effect of refracting into an abundance of colours. The most common colors are tan, brown, yellow, red, grey, pink, white, and black. Since sandstone beds often form highly visible cliffs and other topographic features, certain colors of sandstone have been strongly identified with certain regions of the planet.
What it is made of
Many types of sandstone are composed of silicates such as quartz or feldspar. These materials have been created by millions of years of natural cementation. The cemented grains may either be fragments of a pre-existing rock or crystal. When you wear sandstone jewellery, you are wearing a little bit of the history of the earth.