Lavender quartz is a rare variety of natural quartz (although there are synthetic imitations that look quite similar but are simply glass) that is mined in only one location, in Brazil. These stones are earth-mined. Supply of this material is limited due to it only being found in one locality – and it is rapidly gaining popularity as more jewelry makers get their hands on some! Unless it is found in another location, the supply is finite.
It’s easy to see what all the fuss is about! This stone radiates from within, it absolutely glows. While the stone has not been studied very much, I believe this is due to teeny tiny fibrous inclusions acting to diffuse the light, similar to what is found within rose quartz. The color is, well, lavender. Soft and feminine, you just can’t take your eyes off it! Just as incredible as these stones, however, is the cut. These may have been machine cut, due to the perfection of their facets, or they may have been hand-cut by a very impressive lapidary. The faceting causes beams of light to strike through the stone, amplifying the beauty of the beads and creating a plethora of sparkle.
To make these earrings even more decadent, I added little tiny amethyst beads in a foxtail shape. These earrings are 14kt rose gold-filled. The ear wires are handmade and the wire wrapping was done with precision. These are show-stoppers! The total length is 1.5” – so they’re totally wearable for any occasion.
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What does gold-filled mean?
Gold-filled components start with a base metal core and have a (usually 14kt) real gold coating, bonded to the core with heat and pressure. The component must be at least 5% gold by weight. This is NOT the same as gold plating. Unlike plated gold, gold-filled items are likely to last a lifetime and the gold will not wear off.