Pearl and Turquoise Oxidized Silver Earrings

Pearl and Turquoise Oxidized Silver Earrings
  • Pearl and Turquoise Oxidized Silver Earrings
  • Pearl and Turquoise Oxidized Silver Earrings
  • Pearl and Turquoise Oxidized Silver Earrings
  • Pearl and Turquoise Oxidized Silver Earrings
  • Pearl and Turquoise Oxidized Silver Earrings
  • Pearl and Turquoise Oxidized Silver Earrings
$32.00
Petite perfection! These pearls are paired with vibrant turquoise and little silver flowers. Good things do come in small packages! Measures 1 1/4". Leverback earwires. Sterling silver which has been oxidized and hand polished for an antique finish.

About turquoise:  The name turquoise means "Turkish stone" because the trade route that brought it to Europe came via Turkey. Turquoise is a non-translucent stone of which the most valuable specimens are robin's egg blue or deep-blue azure.  It also comes in brown, yellow, and many shades of green. The veins are inclusions from nearby rock fragments or oxides that form during the creation of turquoise.

Turquoise, the gemstone worn by pharaohs and Aztec kings, is probably one of the oldest gemstones known. Native Americans and many of the Indian tribes in Mexico used turquoise for currency, and the stone is still associated with the religious rites of the Navajo. Because it remains fashionable, turquoise is quite highly prized, although it is fairly plentiful.

About pearls:   Throughout history, the pearl, with its warm inner glow and shimmering iridescence, has been one of the most highly prized and sought after gems. In ancient Rome, pearls were considered the ultimate symbol of wealth and social standing. The Greeks held the pearl in high esteem for both its unrivaled beauty and its association with love and marriage.  Pearls are the birthstone for June.

What is a cultured pearl?  An oyster or mollusk is artificially "seeded" with a tiny grain of sand or other object. The mollusk then excretes a coating to protect itself from the irritant. Several layers are accreted, creating a real pearl.  


Your jewelry will arrive beautifully gift wrapped in a small box. Multiple items will be combined, unless separate boxes are requested. If this is a gift being shipped directly to the recipient, please let me know. I will be glad to include a note from you.

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