Textured Copper and Sterling Green Agate and Amazonite Earrings
Mixed metals textured Copper and Sterling earrings are a lovely combination. I've added 18mm round sterling bezels with semi-precious dark green Moss Agate cabs and10 x 12mm sterling oval bezels with lovely light green Amazonite semi-precious cabochons. These earrings are crafted with cold connections rather than solder. The last picture shows how the bezels were attached securely with rivets. The ear wires are Argentium sterling with small sterling corrugated beads. Argentium does not tarnish as quickly as sterling with copper alloy. These earrings measure at 2 1/2". You will not be disappointed with these lovely earrings. The last picture shows the back of the earrings.
All Artisan Jewelry is one-of-a-kind handcrafted by JoAnn Williams in the Kaminski Jewelry Designs studio. The pictured piece is the item you will receive. All pieces come with a lovely gift box.
ARGENTIUM STERLING SILVER - It's .925 sterling, but higher quality. The .075 contains Germanium, which prevents tarnish and makes the silver act like a hard version of fine silver. This silver is less reactant and will be less likely to tarnish in water. Despite this, try not to spray things on it or spend too long in a chlorine pool.
MOSS AGATE, also called mocha stone, grayish to milky-white agate, a variety of the silica mineral quartz that contains opaque, dark-colored inclusions whose branching forms resemble ferns, moss, or other vegetation. The included materials, mainly manganese and iron oxides, are of inorganic origin. Most moss agates are found as fragments weathered from volcanic rocks. Long used for ornamental purposes, they are obtained chiefly from India, Brazil, Uruguay, central Europe, and the western United States.
Moss Agate is a stone of new beginnings, and promotes release from old habits. Moss Agate also attracts wealth and abundance, improves self esteem, and helps to release fear.
AMAZONITE - As a powerful talisman of healing and prosperity, Amazonite has been used in jewelry and cut into beads since the time of the early Mesopotamian cultures. Well-known in India, Egypt, Sudan and Mesopotamia, it was a popular amulet stone and was once used as decorative material for building facades. It was carved and cut into tablets for the Egyptian funerary text, Book of the Dead, and an Amazonite scarab ring was found among Tutankhamen’s treasures. It was believed to be the third stone in the breastplate of the Jewish High Priest. Amazonite was also worn as jewelry in pre-Columbian South and Central America, and was believed to have adorned the shields of the semi-mythical Amazonians, a formidable tribe of female warriors thought to live in the 10th century B.C. Metaphysical Properties: Balancing energy, harmony, universal love.
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