Cute little bundles of turquoise and serpentine jade. Wrapped in a criss cross of oxidized silver wire. Unique little earrings for everyday. Measure 1 1/4". Handmade shepherd hook earwires. Sterling silver, which has been oxidized and hand polished for an antique finish.
About turquoise: The name turquoise means "Turkish stone" because the trade route that brought it to Europe came via Turkey. Turquoise is a non-translucent stone of which the most valuable specimens are robin's egg blue or deep-blue azure. It also comes in brown, yellow, and many shades of green. The veins are inclusions from nearby rock fragments or oxides that form during the creation of turquoise.
Turquoise, the gemstone worn by pharaohs and Aztec kings, is probably one of the oldest gemstones known. Native Americans and many of the Indian tribes in Mexico used turquoise for currency, and the stone is still associated with the religious rites of the Navajo. Because it remains fashionable, turquoise is quite highly prized, although it is fairly plentiful.
About Serpentine: Serpentine derived its name from the word serpent as it resembles the color and markings of the skin of a snake. It is also referred to as ‘New Jade', though it is not a Jade stone. Serpentine is found all over the world. It may have a variety of appearances, chemical compositions and even names. The soft blissful green is believed to create a tranquil mood.
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.