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Blackstar Jewelry

Quality, Hand-Crafted, Sterling Silver Jewelry from Nepal.

Bone

Bone from animals have been carved and used in jewelry for many millennia. There are fine striations which appear as crisscross lines throughout the bone which help to identify the material.

Chemical composition: 
Calcium Hydroxyl phosphate with collagen
Color: 
White
Lustre: 
Dull to greasy
Hardness: 
3
Crystal system: 
None
Origin: 
Our bone material is obtained from the thighs of yaks, cows and buffaloes.
Healing properties*: 
Gives security and strength; enables us to control circumstances.
Folklore: 
Bone that was ground to a powder was used in China as a tonic for strengthening the immune system.

* Scientific proof may not be available to substantiate these claims.