Galena is one of the more interesting forms of stone and it's been used since ancient times for many different purposes. Often smelted into figurines and different shapes for pendants, weapons and icons the Galena stone can often contain silver as a byproduct in lead ore. Depending on the country of original the Galena stone is often capable of having multiple inclusions of silver.
Galena is a commonly mined mineral in the zinc-lead mines of southwestern Missouri. Although this region is most known for this stone, it's also found in other parts of Colorado and Montana.
Although it's a darker stone and mineral, Galena can have several properties that make it very attractive in raw form or polished as a decoration in a business office or desk.
Used in Ancient Egypt as a form of protective eye makeup against the glare of the sun and to protect the wearer against insects, Galena is a mineral celebrated by many cultures over the ages. Although Galena contains large quantities of lead it's still commonly used in many different forms of select and custom jewelry.
Often bound inside crystals, Galena is safe to handle despite containing lead which is typically a toxic element. Galena has a low melting point so care should be taken when handling it in raw form.
Despite these drawbacks however Galena is still used when found in crystal form. Each piece of our one-of-a-kind Galena jewelry is handcrafted by our talented artisans with the finest 925 Sterling Silver.
No two pieces of our Galena jewelry are exactly alike! Browse our stunning selection of Galena silver pendants, unique Galena silver rings, and dazzling Galena silver earrings. Whether you are searching for the perfect gift for your special someone or looking to treat yourself, Ana Silver Co. has something for everyone!
Our Galena silver earrings are hypo-allergenic, and our selection of Galena jewelry is unmatched. See what makes Ana Silver Co different by shopping with us.