AMAZONITE FLOWERS | Ear studs Sterling Silver with CZ | interchangeable (Sold out)
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- Unique No: 1311
These are exquisite hand-carved Amazonite flowers as ear studs with the pin made of Sterling Silver carrying a black facetted Cubic Zirconia (CZ).
They're exchangeable, you can wear just the little studs or put the flowers on as you can see in one of the pictures.
So they are two in one.
I have more of this series in production right now, so there are other flowers or studs available to interchange.
Feel free to enquire which others are available currently!
The semi-precious stone Amazonite is named after the river Amazon in Brazil.
This gemstone is a bluish green variety of microcline Feldspar.
The Amazonites I used in these earrings show an amazing marble-like structure with dark grey to black and white stripes on a turquoise-blue to green main colour.
Due to its colour this stone is sometimes mistaken for Jade or Turquoise, but it's much rarer.
It is said that Amazonite helps calm one's emotions, but its strongest power is to make life in marriage happier!
18th century explorer Alexander von Humboldt has seen jewellery made of Amazonite on women in Brazil, which supposedly came from the legendary Amazones.
No one found Amazonite in the rocks of the Amazon region, yet, though!
So it's safe to say there is no Amazon being deforested to get to these semiprecious stones.
It is only found in Egypt, where it is adored since millennia.
Just how it came to the Amazon region back then is a mystery.
The Cubic Zirconia is a lab-made semi-precious stone that was created to resemble a diamond at first, its sparkle and hardness.
It's not a cheap Swarovski or other glass bead, but a genuine crystal, just like naturally grown gemstones, just man-made.
These look stunningly similar to the semi-precious stone Onyx.
The CZ gemstones measure 3mm and the Amazonite Flowers are 16mm in diameter (17mm at the tips of the flower).