Inspired by the mysteries of ancient cultures. A playful fringe of bright turquoise, warm carnelian, and luminous labradorite dangles from layered silver mayan medallions. Make a statement. Handmade Shepherd hook earwires. Measure 2”. 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 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 carnelian: A bright orange, reddish-orange, or reddish-brown colored gemstone from the Quartz family. Carnelian has a long and storied past, and was once considered strictly the property of the noble class. People holding a high social status were often buried with this gem stone. Carnelian (also sometimes referred to as cornelian) is found primarily in India, as well as various sites in South America. Carnelian nourishes and vitalizes your entire being, bestowing optimism and enthusiasm for life.
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