Arrow shaped Amazonite is suspended beneath cluster of tiny gemstones. The cluster consists of Freshwater Pearls and high quality, clear, 5mm Santa Maria Aquamarine. Each tiny gem is wire wrapped and attached to a sterling silver frame. Adorned with a dainty rose in bloom, the earrings are almost 7cm top to bottom.
AMAZONITE -is a form of jadeite named for the Amazon river where it was found in 19th century. It is an opaque and iridescent and ranges in colour from green to blue- green. Believed to have a soothing and calming effect.
AQUAMARINE - A member of a beryl family, is transparent blue or sea green. The name comes from a Latin phrase meaning "water of the sea". It was thought to bring its wearer knowledge, foresight and inspiration. Sailors believed the aquamarine would protect them on the high sea. It is said to increase intelligence and make one's youthfull. It is also believed to endow the wearer with foresight, courage and happiness. The rare, intense blue Aquamarines from the Santa Maria de Itabira mine in Brazil, are called Santa Maria.
FRESHWATER PEARLS- is an organic gem grown within oysters. Pearls are formed naturally by an oyster when a foreign object enters the shell and causes irritation to its soft tissue. The oyster forms a secretion around the object as a form of protection. The foreign object can be a number of different things including a grain of sand or a parasite. In time the coating builds up in iridescent layers. Cultured pearls are produced by artificially introducing a foreign object into the fleshy part of oysters, which become coated with nacre in a similar manner to natural pearl. Pearls are considered to offer a power of love, money, protection and luck. Pearls thought to give wisdom though experience and to cement engagement and love relationship.