Iridescent pearls and Herkimer diamond quartz stacked together. Understated elegance. Leverback earwires. Measure 1 1/4". Sterling silver.
About Herkimer Diamonds: Despite their diamond misnomer, Herkimers are are actually six-sided, double-terminated quartz crystals. Among the Mohawk and Iroquois Indians these crystals were symbolically important as amulets of power, protection, success, health and long life. As early as the 1700”s, settlers have been mining Herkimer Diamonds because of the gem stones diamond like clarity, natural facets, and double termination. The original miners thought they had found diamonds.
Unscrupulous jewelers during the Civil War often tried to pass off these stones as the more precious variety. Herkimer Diamonds are the most powerful of all Quartz crystals. Being doubly terminated, they have the ability to not only transmit their own energies, but to receive spiritual energy and to amplify and focus it intently. Called an “attunement stone”, it is useful for attuning to another person, group or environment.
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.