A trio of color. Earthy olivine jade, dreamy chrysocolla, and bright amazonite hang together as a chandelier. Beautiful statement earrings. Measure 2". Handmade Shepherd hook earwires. Sterling silver.
About Olivine Jade: Olivine Jade is somewhat translucent and color ranges from a light olive to a deep forest green. Both beautiful and durable, jade has been used since prehistoric times for its ornamental and practical qualities. Since at least 2950 BC, jade has been treasured in China as the royal gemstone, yu. The word yu is used in Chinese to call something precious, as in English we use gold.
About Chrysocolla: The name comes from the Greek chrysos, "gold", and kolla, "glue", in allusion to the name of the material used to solder gold, and was first used by Theophrastus in 315 BCE. It's unique blue green color is unique in the mineral world, and sometimes gets confused for turquoise. Chrysocolla is the gentlest of stones. Its main role is to soothe, calm and inspire. Its color alone is soothing with a deep blue-green which might remind you of a distant mountaintop or the stillness at the bottom of the sea.
About Amazonite: Amazonite is a type of feldspar, ranging in color from bright green to bluish green. Like most gems, amazonite has a colorful folklore. Said to have been worn or named after the Amazon women warriors during the Bronze Age, amazonite was also reported to have been used by the Egyptians. Although its' name is derived from the Amazon River, no deposits have been found there! Amazonite is known to help filter out stresses, and aids in communicating truth to others.
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