The inspiration for these earrings came from a Russian friend: her stories of her family's farm and its rich golden wheat fields in summer, the air loud with the hum of the bees they raised. I loved the images she described, of the varying shades of honey in their glass jars, all glistening golden in the Russian sun.
These earrings are crafted in those colors, with focal points of 14mm. faceted briolettes of wire-wrapped honey chalcedony on the bottom that are truly mouthwatering! They look as though they are lit from within, luscious teardrops of sweet golden Russian honey.
The honey chalcedony briolettes are accented with 4mm. rounds of genuine honey-colored Baltic amber, and 4mm. faceted honey-colored rondelles of Czech art glass, in a swirled pattern. All are worked on sterling silver-filled pins and bead accents, a total of 20 in the pair.
The earrings hang from sterling silver French hooks and include rubber stoppers for security. They measure 1 & 5/8" total, and 1 & 1/8" without the wires.
The metals are sterling silver, and sterling silver-filled. The honey chalcedony and Baltic amber are genuine. The last scan shows bottles of honey from Russia. Interestingly, you can see on the labels that the Russian word for honey is "med," very similar to the 'mede' or fermented honey drink so beloved by the ancient Saxons and Vikings. Since the Vikings played an important role in early Medieval Russian history, the word is no doubt derived from the Old Norse language.
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