This is another of my tributes to the fine fragrances that I've adored all my life. This one is The Great Inca Priestesses, by the French house of Romea D'Ameor, a gorgeous complex blend of orchid, citrus, rose, jasmine, precious woods, chocolate and musk. Subtle, haunting, and definitely worthy of an Inca Priestess.
No gemstones but rhodochrosite and pink Peruvian opal would do for these: rhodochrosite was known as the Rose of the Incas, and was sacred to that culture. The Inca Priestesses would certainly have worn it. It was immediately popular in Europe when brought back from Peru and Argentina. Peruvian opal is the national gemstone of the country.
The 15mm smooth briolettes and 8mm. rondeles are softest blush-pink Peruvian opal. They are accented in the center with 4mm. smooth rounds of fine rhodochrosite and varying shades of 4mm. faceted crystal, from deep rose to palest blush-pink. All are worked on sterling silver-filled pins with 2mm. sterling silver beads, to closed sterling silver rings. There are a total of 22 in the pair.
They hang from sterling silver extra-long French wires, with a pattern of a 5-petalled old-fashioned rose on the front. They measure a total of 2 & 5/8" long.
All metals are sterling silver and sterling silver-filled, and all gems are genuine. The crystals are Austrian and Chinese crystals.
These would retail in a historical reproduction jewelry catalog for about $150, but they would not be handcrafted artisan earrings like these. Feel like a Priestess of the ancient Incas wearing them. The last scan, of course, is the Inca sacred city of Machu Picchu. One of my dearest friends, who helped inspire these earrings, climbed Huayna Picchu, (the peak *above* Machu Picchu) and has been known since then as the Woman With Altitude.
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