The perfect summer statement. Long flowing strands of peridot, olivine jade, amazonite, and lapis hang from delicately stamped silver. Uniquely Southwest. Measure 3". Handmade Shepherd hook earwires. Sterling silver.
About Peridot: Also known as an Evening Emerald. This lovely transparent yellowish green to deep chartreuse stone was a favorite of the ancients, who considered it quite a powerful gem. It is known as the stone of compassion. It is believed to bring good health, restful sleep, and peace to relationships through the balancing of emotions. It’s color is thought to inspire creativity, attract love, and calms anger by giving renewal to all things. Peridot is the birthstone for August.
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 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.
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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