These handcrafted statement earrings feature two beautiful pieces of Hubei Turquoise that are both a lovely shade of aqua against their dark green and black matrix. The stones themselves measure approximately 18mm x 11mm each, and the settings have been made with solid sterling silver earring hooks, thick sterling silver hand-sawed back-plates, fine silver serrated bezels around each stone, and sterling silver twisted trims 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: 40mm approx.
Total Width: 15mm approx.
💎HUBEI 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.
Hubei Turquoise is unique in that it is found in the Hubei province in China, is famous for its dramatic combinations of bold blues, greens, and dark matrices. As mines around this region are beginning to close, it's rarity and value is set to increase significantly over the next five years.
Hubei Turquoise often carries a slightly different vibration than to other types of Turquoise. It is especially useful for clearing the Throat Chakra, and blockages of suppressed self-expression. As jewellery it is worn by men and women alike, and considered a promise of fidelity and protectiveness to a lover or partner. It is used in sacred prayer beads, adorns musical instruments, prayer wheels and bells, and a Turquoise rosary is said to relate prayer to whatever deity is being invoked. As a gift, Hubei Turquoise is said to increase prosperity and luck.