These gemstone drop earrings are great, 'Go with everything' earrings. I designed these Sterling Silver earrings with large, faceted 14 x 18mm Tourmalinated Quartz* gemstones that I purchased on my most recent trip to Istanbul. I accented them with faceted Moonstone rondelles, as well as Black Onyx rondelles. They drop approximately 1 1/4" from the bottom of the Sterling Silver lever back ear wires.
* Tourmalinated Quartz has inclusions of an iron rich form of Tourmaline called Schorl. The color is milky to clear with inclusions of intricately crossing needles of black Schorl Tourmaline. Found in Brazil and Madagascar. As a hardy member of the quartz family, tourmalinated quartz is not easily damaged. Clean in warm soapy water or in an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner.
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