The focus of these earrings are a pair of copper 'sun and moon' charms hand crafted by US artisan Kristi Bowman. The delightful coin charms hang on translucent faceted lemon Quartz nugget depicting day time and a royal blue smooth round Lapis Lazuli bead representing the night. The charms and the two beads are all wrapped with a single length of copper wire and dangle from a hypoallergenic Niobium ear wire.
Lapis lazuli gets its name from the Latin and Persian (Iranian) words for ‘blue stone’. The color of this gemstone ranges from light blue to deep royal blue. The darker the blue the more valuable the gemstone. It is characterized by glittering specks of golden pyrite and imitation Lapis lazuli lacks the pyrite specks. This stone was associated by ancient Egyptians with deity and royalty, and also motherhood. It is thought to bring peace and cure depression. The best quality Lapis lazuli comes from Afghanistan, where it has been mined for centuries. It is also found in Russia and Colorado, USA.
Lemon Quartz is a light yellow lemon colored variety of Quartz, formed by heating Amethyst, yellow Quartz and iron mineral at very high temperatures. Because of its shiny yellow color it is associated with energy, clarity and cheerfulness. Deposits of treatable Amethyst are found in Arizona in the US and in Brazil.
Length: 2 and 1/4 inches long from your piercing.
Bead size: 17 mm copper charms; 13 mm faceted nuggets; 9 mm Lapis rounds.
All ear wires from Sundancegems come with a clear medical grade PVC ear clutch or stopper. These fit snug on the ear wire, and prevent you from loosing your earrings.
Care: Clean with soft fabric, or non-abrasive polishing cloth. Avoid direct contact with perfumes, hairspray, and deodorants. Jewelry should be worn after application of cosmetics. Store wrapped in soft fabric or sealed in plastic bag.
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