Earthy yet feminine. Delicately stamped leaves sit on a unique aquamarine, finished with darling lapis, luminous labradorite, and silver accents. The perfect pop of color. Measure 1 1/2". Lever back earwires. Sterling silver, which has been oxidized and hand polished for an antique finish.
About Aquamarine: Aquamarine is a member of the beryl family and ranges in color from an almost colorless pale blue to blue-green or teal. Since early times, aquamarine has been believed to endow the wearer with foresight, courage, and happiness. A legend says that sailors wore aquamarine gemstones to keep them safe and prevent seasickness. Aquamarine is the birthstone for March.
About labradorite: Labradorite is truly a fascinatingly beautiful mineral. Its a mineral whose charm is not fully noticed and may be overlooked if not viewed from the proper position. When the light hits this plain gray stone, flashes of blue, yellow and green, called labradorescence are revealed. Labradorite was first found in 1770 on the Labrador Peninsula in Canada. It is also found in Norway, and the former USSR. Legend says that Labradorite is a power stone, allowing you to see through illusions and determine the actual form of your dreams and goals. Sounds good to me!
About Lapis: Lapis is a semiprecious stone valued for its deep-blue color caused by the presence of the mineral lazurite, which is the source of the pigment ultramarine. Lapis is an ancient stone with history that dates back to ancient Egypt, where it was used as a favorite stone for amulets and ornaments such as scarabs; it was also used by the Assyrians and Babylonians for seals. Lapis jewelry has been found at excavations of the Predynastic Egyptian site Naqada (3300–3100 BC), and powdered lapis was used as eyeshadow by Cleopatra. In Medieval times, lapis was used as pigment for artists’ paint.
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