This pair of earrings was created for Summer fun! Long and playful, they feature a natural Turquoise nugget from which dangles a long embossed and patinated Copper plank. The Copper plank was hand-crafted by a fellow Florida artisan, Gail. I think the natural Turquoise nugget complements her handiwork nicely. I have used sterling silver wire and ear wires for this pair of earrings. Some of the underlying Copper is visible at the top of the plank (near the hole) it is not rust. The back of the Copper planks are of the dark patina color.
Turquoise is associated with gods and goddesses of many ancient cultures from China, the Middle East, and the Americas. It was worn by Pharoahs and Aztec Kings. Native Americans used the stone symbolizing the sea and sky coming together, to bless warriors and hunters. Turquoise is thought to attract prosperity and success, enhance creativity and communication. Turquoise is the alternate birthstone for December. Almost all turquoise has been treated with a transparent resin in order to stabilize it, as it is a fragile stone in an untreated state.
Length: 3 and 1/8th inches long from your piercing.
Bead size: roughly 9 x 10 mm nuggets; 6 x 50 mm planks (2 inch).
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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