These handcrafted statement earrings feature two incredible pieces of Number 8 Turquoise that are both the most gorgeous shade of pale blue, and filled with a stunning chocolate spider web matrix. The stones themselves measure approximately 16mm x 15mm each, and the 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 molten ball 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: 49mm approx.
Total Width: 28mm approx.
💎 NUMBER 8 TURQUOISE LORE:
Turquoise is perhaps the oldest stone in man's history, the talisman of kings, shamans, and warriors. Among the Ancient Egyptians, Persians and Chinese, Aztecs and Incas of South America, and Native North Americans, Turquoise was sacred in its adornment and for power, luck, and protection.
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 Number 8 Turquoise mine is in the Lynn mining district in Eureka County, Nevada. It's famous for its black, golden red and brown spider web matrix set off with the unique bright powder blue turquoise background. The mine has now been depleted, and for this reason Number 8 Turquoise is considered to be extremely valuable.