These beautifully detailed turquoise and sterling silver earrings are a jewellery-lovers dream come true. Made with handcrafted, beautifully embellished sterling silver and natural turquoise, each pair features a rich, bright turquoise in a garnet in a pear shaped cabochon, nestled in a unique silver cutout design that ensures these earrings are lightweight enough to wear all day. The intricate curly silver setting is expertly handmade in Northern India by skilled artisans, drawing on generations of experience and skill. These earrings truly embody a feminine grace that never goes out of style.
Turquoise is the birthstone for December, and has a very long history as an important gemstone for decorative and metaphysical purposes. It was one of the first gemstones to be mined, many thousands of years ago, and has been used commonly in jewellery, art and devotional objects ever since. Turquoise varies naturally in colour and form, with inclusions and veining being common in natural stones. The colour depends on the chemical composition of the stone: a higher proportion of copper produces the intense blue specimens typical of Iran, Mexico and North America, while a high proportion of iron produces the intense green turquoise often seen in Nepalese jewellery. Turquoise is considered a stone of transformation and protection, calming the nerves and bringing courage to the wearer. It is a common protective talisman for travellers, and is though to bring luck and strength in times of turmoil or conflict.
Sterling Silver / 3.4 grams each / 4.1 x 1.9 cm