These handcrafted statement earrings feature two incredible pieces of Kingman Turquoise paired with two luminous pieces of aqua-coloured Chalcedony. The earring settings have been made with solid sterling silver hooks, thick sterling silver hand-sawed backings, fine silver bezel settings around each stone, and sterling silver hoops and accents. The earrings have then been sanded smooth, oxidised in parts for contrast and polished to a high shine. Like all my work, they are a completely unique piece made entirely by hand, using recycled silver, environmentally-friendly methods and cruelty-free materials!
Total Drop Length: 50mm approx.
Total Width: 40mm approx.
💎KINGMAN TURQUOISE LORE:
Turquoise is perhaps the oldest stone in man's history, the talisman of kings, shamans, and warriors.
Wearing Turquoise is said to bring strength, protection from harm, psychic sensitivity and good fortune. It is a symbol of friendship, aids wearers while traveling and brings peace to the home.
The Kingman Turquoise Mine is one of the oldest and highest producing Turquoise Mines in America. It is located in the Acerbate Mountains 14 miles northwest of Kingman, Arizona in the United States. It was originally discovered well over 1000 years ago and was actually part of a Turquoise boom around 1000 AD when the Mayan culture was using a lot of Turquoise for self adornments and ceremonial items.
💎 CHALCEDONY LORE:
Chalcedony is a member of the Quartz family. It was used by the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Greece & Rome in jewellery and carvings, as they believed the crystals contained certain powers. The great Roman orator, Cicero, is said to have worn one around his neck.
Chalcedony is often regarded today as the ‘Speaker’s Stone,’ helping us measure words. It is recommended for people in jobs where speaking is important such as lawyers, counsellors, actors and public speakers. It is also considered a nurturing stone as it absorbs negative energy and dissipates it before it can be passed on. As well as this, it opens the mind to new ideas, helps with meditation, and bringing peace into one’s life.