Here we offer an set of earrings which features four genuine, precious champagne topaz* spheres along with hand-carved agate stars! Small corrugated silver plated rondelles are added as spacers for the beads beneath the stars, and filigree silver plate beadcaps which cradle the larger-sized topaz beads bring out the sparkle in these rich, costly stones! The gorgeous stones are sterling silver wire-wrapped with hand cut agates in complementary colors and hang from sterling French hook earwires.
These earrings drop 2 inches below the earwires.
Chalcedony, according to one source, is said to "promote generosity, benevolence and responsiveness." All chalcedony is a microcrystalline variety of quartz, and includes stones that go by many other names, such as carnelian, jaspers, bloodstone, and agates. One member of the chalcedony family, agate, is formed from long strands of quartz, and tends to be translucent rather than opaque. Agates (such as these) are quite varied, and often manifest banding, such as those in this item. Used as talismans and amulets for thousands of years, agates are believed to eliminate negativity from one's aura, stimulate creativity and analytical thought. Like jasper, agate is considered a "cooling," receptive, yin stone, and considered a helpful aid for balancing an excess of yang or projective energy, and is a very grounding stone.
In addition, chalcedony acts, as quartz, on the Crown Chakra, bringing bright universal Light into one's heart and actions. What a beautiful assistant one finds in these earrings!
In the agate stars, one easily sees the outstretched arms of DaVinci's Cosmic human, an elemental pattern of perfection to the Ancients and Mystics - from Pythagoras to today's "Star Children."
It is symbolic of the integration of the Five Elements of which we are all comprised: Air/Mind, Imagination, Fire/Will, Passion, Water/Emotions, the Psi Senses, Earth/the Body and the world...and the top point is Spirit, to which we all aspire. The five-pointed star, the Pentacle, has been used for thousands of years, even in Egypt (where the star hieroglyph means "magic")... a guidepost for metaphysicians to decipher and embody as their Great Work.
The esoteric gemstone for Aries (with less political costs and effect on human life than the diamond - the more well-known birthstone), topaz is lovely and sparkles like diamonds, even when it is the champagne color of these hand cut stones!
*Champagne and cognac-colored topaz are the most widely-known birthstones for Scorpios - but be cautious of advertising which calls stones "smoky topaz," when it is really smoky quartz. Make sure, if you will, that somewhere you will find the word "genuine!" It pays dearly to deal with reputable stone-sellers and artisans! Topaz can occur in almost any color, or be colorless (like white topaz), but all are precious gemstones.
A stone ruled by the Sun, topaz is said to lend anyone, regardless of birth month, the ability to follow through on projects one is having a difficult time jump-starting or sticking with. This is an Aries weakness - and where Aries is in your chart, there you will find difficulty sustaining and completing matters - although in that area of life you will be a brave innovator, some say even going where angels fear to tread! In addition, topaz is said to strengthen intellect and help in moderating how a person displays anger! This is one of Scorpio's most powerful challenge in this incarnation - controlling how one uses her/his energy. Other qualities and benefits assigned to topaz include facilitation of clear and incisive communication, whether vocalized or written, and assistance with reining in out-of-control passions or emotions (another major Scorpio challenge). Finally, as delightful esoteric treat, magickal lore notes topaz as a wonderful stone for psychic protection, and one which aids invisibility spells!
All of our pieces are one of a kind, and designed with a true love of the glorious gemstones of Mother Earth. Thanks for looking, and Brightest Blessings!
Lady Pythia and Rowan WittchDoc Creations
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