A perfect little dash of decorative flair for every day, these stunning turquoise and silver earrings are certain to make their way into your daily rotation. Embellished with tiny, delicate heart and flower motifs, this mini shield design features a single marquise cabochon of rich blue turquoise embedded in a detailed silver setting. Each pair is expertly hand crafted by skilled artisans and made from the highest quality sterling silver and natural turquoise gemstones.
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 / 2.6 grams each / 3.7 x 1.3 cm