Also called "rainbow calsilica," this is a man-made material that displays vibrant layers of bold color. It consists of a mixture of calcite, plastic and coloring pigments. This unique stone is often used in jewelry and carvings to show off its distinctive coloration.
- Optical Properties
- Characteristic Physical Properties
- Chemistry & Crystallography
Calsilica has multicolored stripes or layers of granular material. Occasionally bubbles plastic-like material or bubbles are seen between layers.
calcium carbonate + dye and plastic
Ca(CO3)+dye and plastic
Countries of Origin
Unknown; China; Mexico
Calsilica is a man-made material that offers a world of color-bright options. It's often called "rainbow calsilica", because of the bands of bright color that shine in every stone. The cheery stones known as rainbow calsilica add vibrant color to any jewelry collection.
Do not expose calsilica to steam or ultrasonic cleaners; avoid chemicals. Wipe clean with a dry cloth.