The word "pakal" is Nahutl for shield, which is the inspiration behind this collection. Enchanting aqua quartz drops are suspended inside unique silver crescents. You can get lost in these stones. Measure just over 1 1/2". Handmade Shepherd hook earwires. Sterling silver, which has been oxidized and hand polished for an antique finish.
About Hydro Quartz: Hydro Quartz is a synthetic quartz, meaning it is basically glass. A beautiful, color rich gem, made by man, not by nature. The production of hydrothermal quartz (“hydro” quartz for short) through hydrothermic synthesis is a process with roots in the World War II efforts. Quartz crystals were necessary for production of radio and other electronics during the war. At the time only high-quality crystals from Brazil were used for the high tech production. And since the routes to the Brazilian fields were blocked to German scientists, it was the Germans who perfected the process during the war. Soon, manmade quartz stones took the place of the unavailable natural stones. Interesting history!
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.