A colorful summery pair of earrings! I have used two round pink beads of Argentinian Rhodochrosite topped with brass daisy bead caps dangling from two intense green Malachite cylindrical beads to create this delightful pair of earrings! Just lovely!
The name Rhodochrosite comes from the Greek word meaning rose color. It is also known as 'Inca Rose' because it was found in old Inca silver mines. Large deposits of this gemstone are found in Argentina. As with other pink colored gemstones, Rhodochrosite is associated with love and makes a wonderful gift for Valentine's Day, or wedding anniversary.
Malachite is an intense green semi-precious stone, characterized by bands and swirls of light and dark green. It is named after the Greek green herb ‘mallow’. Found in Africa in the Congo and Namibia, in Russia, Australia and in Arizona, USA. It is the gemstone to commemorate the 13th wedding anniversary. Malachite is believed by natural healers to bring calmness and help with sleeplessness
14K Gold-Filled (14K GF) earwires are used for these earrings. They are made by bonding a layer of 14K gold with high pressure and heat to base metal and then shaped as desired. Industry standard requires that the quantity of gold be at least 1/20th of the total weight and the Karat measurement must be marked.
Bead size: 7 x 12 mm Malachite cylinders; 10 mm Rhodochrosite 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. They will not tarnish silver.
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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