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Bergslagsstone Silverpendant from Dalarna Sweden 1973

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Elisabethan
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Silverpendant from Dalarna Sweden with engraving and bergslagsstone. The pendant was made in 1973 by Gustaf Asp, Ateleje Ädelsmide, Hedemora.
Bergslagsstone is also called slag stone and is a waste product from iron production in the 1700 - and 1800's . Rock Slag stone formed when the oven is sufficiently high temperature to vitrify the ore.
The most beautiful rock mining produces crafters use for jewelry. Bergslagsstone slag is formed during the metal smelting . The slag floats on top of the melt and dropped out of the furnace before the metal. The slag is available in all sorts of colors and textures . What distinguishes Bergslagsstone is right color and consistency. The color can vary from light blue over bright blue and dark blue through green to black. The appearance is partly due to what it contains of minerals. The structure is glassy and brittle.

Around the Bergslagen area bricked houses of slag stone , and many buildings are still standing today , such as the ruin of " Slag Stone Castle " from 1884 at Norhyttan in southern Dalarna . Today bricked houses no longer are made with slag stone, but the color stone , especially the blue , is often used for jewelry.

I enclose some photos of this stone, showing how it´s been used as decoration in an old garden and as building material in an old cellar.

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  1. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 months ago
    Thank you for love Geo26e, tom61375, Agram.m, Nutsabotas6, moonstonelover21, newtimes, Valentino97 and aghcollect!!!!!!!!
  2. racer4four racer4four, 5 months ago
    Beautiful use of waste!
  3. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 months ago
    Thankyou Racer4four for love and coment. Yes, great way of using a waste product. Jewellry with this stone can get fairly pricy anyway because the material is not in endless supplies, as it was made 200-300 years ago from highquality ore :-). Thankyou for reading my text.
  4. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 months ago
    Thankyou Vetraio50 and PhilipDavidAlexandermorris for love!
  5. freiheit freiheit, 5 months ago
    Great explanation! It's so interesting.
  6. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 months ago
    Thankyou freiheit, I had to Google and borrow some text to be able to excplain it in english :-). I think It's interesting that people found use for the waste houndred of years ago as well. We didn't invent recykling/reuseing in our time. I love the blue so I understand why they came to use this. I'm glad you took the time to read the text, thankyou!
  7. freiheit freiheit, 5 months ago
    My pleasure:)
  8. BHock45 BHock45, 4 months ago
    very interesting, did you see my posting? Found it in my backyard, wondering if it is slag.

    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/119830-glass-mineral
  9. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 4 months ago
    Thanks BHock45, I have seen your post now and I have written an answer for you there with my thoughts on the subject.
  10. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 4 months ago
    Thankyou toracat!
  11. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 4 months ago
    Lots of thanks Manikin for stopping by and 'loving'!!
  12. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 4 months ago
    Pops52 thankyou!!!

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