These stunning, clustered earrings feature gorgeous tiny 4mm gems of Garnet, Aventurine, Freshwater Pearls and Swarovski Crystals. Each tiny gem is wire wrapped and attached to a 2cm wide sterling silver frame. Beneath it all suspended are faceted 2cm long Green Amethyst briolettes. The earrings are almost 6cm long top to bottom.
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 is worn to signify truth and faith.
AVENTURINE- is a granular semi-translucent to mostly opaque quartz stone with mica flecks, which give the stone sparkling efect.It ranges in colour from green, peach brown and blue. The name aventurine comes from Italian a ventura meaning chance. It is believed to attract prosperity.
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.
CRYSTAL - is a fine, high-quality glass invented in 17th century in England. In order to be considered crystal rather than simple glass, the product must contain at least 10% lead oxide. The lead oxide is attributed to providing the glass with extraordinary qualities of brilliance.