Clusters of little gemstones are labor intensive to create, but always worth it. These clusters contain deep dark navy sapphire and luscious amethyst. They top off gorgeous, high grade amazonite, which is perfectly micro-faceted for sparkle. These stones are breathtaking and the color is undeniably striking! Each of the little sapphires and amethysts are mounted on a headpin, hand-forged from fine silver (0.999%), and they are wrapped meticulously. Handmade ear wires are wrapped for a touch of elegance. These earrings are truly exquisite! Aside from the fine silver headpins, these earrings are sterling silver. They are perfect for adding a glamorous touch of color to your look! They hang 1 5/8” long including the ear wires.
About the stones:
AMAZONITE: Amazonite, named for the Amazon River, is a variety of feldspar. Interestingly, it is thought it was named because of green stones that were once found near the Amazon River, although feldspar doesn’t exist in the Amazon at all. The name may also be a nod to the lush green rainforest. While copper is usually the source of green and blue color in stones, it is thought that in amazonite, tiny quantities of lead and water give the color.
AMETHYST: Amethyst is a variety of quartz. It is abundant and a much-loved stone, due to its vibrant purple color. It has long been a top choice of royalty, and was once believe to ward off drunkenness! Amethyst can be heated to become prasiolite (green), citrine (yellow), or smokey quartz (gray/brown). It is the birthstone for February.
SAPPHIRE: Sapphire is one of the precious gemstones, along with ruby, emerald, and diamond. It is typically thought of as blue but comes in many colors. It is a variety of the mineral corundrum, just like ruby. In fact, all gem quality corundum that is not red is called sapphire. Sapphire that is any color besides blue is termed “fancy sapphire.” It is often heat treated for color and clarity, and occasionally fractures and cracks are healed or filled. These are industry accepted treatments.