K-2 in Jewelry: This intriguing stone is a rare new stone that is being shaped into cabochons and is just now being designed into jewelry pieces. Touchstone has a variety of K-2 mineral jewelry pieces to offer from a bedazzling pendant to glamorous blue earrings! This stone was recently discovered and Touchstone is now displaying one of the first jewelry design pieces particularly for this stone.
Legend and Lore: The K-2 Mountain, also known as the savage mountain, is only 800 feet shorter than Mount Everest. However, K-2 is a harder climb than Mount Everest. The death rate of this mountain is 25%. Although, this stone has just been recently discovered there are still myths and legends for granite and azurite. Azurite is a stone that ranges from a medium blue to a deep blue and the Egyptians grounded this stone into powder for the use of eye shadow. The Red Pyramid of Egypt was made out of granite, and this pyramid is one of the largest in Egypt.
Science of the Stone: K-2 is a rare and recently discovered stone found at the base of the K-2 Mountain. This stone is granite with orbicular mixtures of azurite. However, scientists are still arguing whether the blue in the granite is azurite, afghanite or lapis.
Revealed by Man: K-2 was a recently discovered mineral and is mined in the foothills around the world’s second largest mountain, K-2. The second largest mountain, K-2 is located on the borders of Pakistan and China. Deposits of the stone can only be found around the mountain.
Touchstone Gallery Offers a Wide Variety of Nature’s Art Etched in Stone
We invite you to view our current offerings of K-2 and many other fascinating natural art pieces in our Touchstone Galleries in Santa Fe (127 W. San Francisco St.), Scottsdale (4168 N. Marshall Way), Sedona (320 N. State Route 89A) and Taos (110 S. Plaza), or online at www.touchstonegalleries.com.