These signature Rococo period inspired pair of earrings composed of Freshwater Pearls, Apatite and luxurious Crystals in red. Suspended beneath are tube shaped, vibrantly coloured Chrysocolla . Adorned with sterling silver components, the earrings are 6.50cm long top to bottom.
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.
APATITE- is a naturally occurring gemstone, largely unknown to the general public but prized by collectors for its many different colours and forms. It is found in wide range of colours, from colourless to pink, yellow, blue to violet. Even though, the gemstone quality of Apatite is known to gemstone connoisseurs in many colours, two colours are prominent. They are the Paraiba-like blue green and its leek-green colour, which has earned the stone the name, ‘Asparagus stone’ .Recently, however, a neon blue-green variety has been mined in Madagascar that is quickly gaining in popularity. Apatite enhances the wearers learning abilities, self-confidence and creativity. In addition to this, Apatite is an aid to achieving a deeper state of meditation and to increasing insightfulness.
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.
CHRYSOCOLLA-is a copper bearing mineral found wherever copper deposits occur. Has an attractive blue green colour. Chrysocolla is associated with peace and tranquility, intuition, patience and unconditional love. It is known as a healing stone among Native American Indian cultures where it was used for strengthening the body's resistance and bringing about calm feelings where there is upset.