Those gorgeous earrings consist of light reflecting, 1.50cm long Cherry Quartz briolettes embellished with beautiful clusters of tiny Garnets, Cherry Quartz and Keshi Pearls. Each gemstone sits upon hand twisted ball pins that are attached to sterling silver backing. The earrings are 6cm long inclusive of an ear wear.
Cherry quartz or Fruit Quartz- is the general trade term for a group of colourful, translucent materials which are individually known by fruit-like names such as "cherry quartz", "blueberry quartz", "strawberry quartz", "kiwi quartz", "pineapple quartz", and so on. They are commonly carved into jewellery or into decorative objects. Despite the quartz part of their name, they are not natural stone despite sometimes being mistaken or miscalled as such. Instead, they are synthetic materials that are essentially a form of glass. Cherry quartz, for instance, is powdered quartz, melted down and formed, never the less gorgeous and popular material because of its swirls and clouds of pink in a clear base.
GARNET - is a naturally occurring gemstone. Its name come from Latin granatus meaning seed, because it often resembles in colour and shape the seeds of pomegranate. It was believed that the wearer of garnet was kept in good health and protected while travelling. Garnet are worn to signify truth and faith.
FRESHWATER PEARL- 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.
KESHI PEARL- are small non-nucleated pearls typically formed as by-products of pearl cultivation. They have no nucleus, keshi pearls are composed entirely of nacre. The nucleus acts as a “shape guider” for the pearl sac, and with nothing to guide its “action” the oyster does best as it can-usually baroque shaped pearl. The main difference between a keshi and a coultured pearl is the obsence of a nucleurs (shell-bead). The word KESHI means poppy seeds in Japanese. The first keshi obtained came from a small Akoya oyster ( Pictada Imbricata), thus the keshi pearls were also very small, like the little seeds of poppy flowers.