With beautiful green to blue-green colors and interesting patterns, variscite is a popular hobbyist material for cabochons.
Variscite lends its name to the variscite mineral group, which includes gem materials like scorodite and the very rare mansfieldite. It also forms a series as the aluminum-dominant end member with iron-dominant strengite
Massive variscites have no cleavage planes, which means cabs cut from this material may have excellent structural integrity. Nevertheless, these gems have great susceptibility to scratching due to their very low hardness. Therefore, wear these gemstones in jewelry with protective settings. Clean them only with a soft brush, mild detergent, and warm water.