Beautiful oval golden yellow Tiger Eye beads and sandwiched between a faceted square of Smoky Quartz and a smooth round bronzed freshwater pearl to create this one-of-a-kind pair of earrings. I have used a pair of Copper head pins with a flame patina hand made by Gail from Inverness, Florida to thread the beads. The three beads are separated by tiny round Copper beads, and they all dangle from hypoallergenic Niobium earwires.
Smoky Quartz is the clear grey or brown variety of natural Quartz. Natural healers have long used it as a mood enhancer, it is recommended to dispel ones negative energy and depression. It is considered the gemstone for the Zodiac sign of Capricorn.
Tiger Eye is an iron bearing Quartz. The quartz is in a fibrous formation creating parallel lines within the gemstone. Light shining on the stone seems to move across the surface of the stone, a phenomenon known as 'Chatoyancy' coming from the French word for cat. The pictures do not capture this wonderful display but it is characteristic of this gemstone. The stone was thought in ancient times to bring good fortune and protection from the 'Evil Eye'. Roman soldiers were known to wear Tiger Eye to battle for protection. It is the gemstone for the 9th wedding anniversary. The presence of Iron Oxide determines the intensity of the golden color of the Tiger Eye.
Length: about 2 and 5/8th inches from your piercing.
Bead size: 8 mm square; 13 x 16 mm oval and 8 mm pearl.
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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