Matte Black Obsidian & Turquoise with Copper Chain Necklace and Earring Set
Matte Black Obsidian half moon beads measuring 19mm x 12mm and natural Turquoise 10mm Rondelles are the focals of this very alluring necklace and earring set. Also included in the groupings are 4mm fluted copper beads and rectangular copper spacers. Each grouping is wire wrapped and hung on a large link Copper Chain. The 1 7/8 " long matching earrings are hung on my handcrafted rose gold filled ear wires. The earrings are measured from the top of the ear wires. Rose gold filled wire will wear like solid gold and should last a lifetime.
OBSIDIAN- Dispels negativity. Grounding, healing, protective. Helps one to clearly see one's flaws and the changes that are necessary.
TURQUOISE - Metaphysical Properties: Assists in healing emotional stress and pain, including the physical symptoms of stress. They believe it dispels fear, lifts depression and brings a sense of happiness, serenity and self-confidence to the wearer.
Turquoise was one of the earliest gems to be used for personal adornment. It was used by Ancient Egypt rulers around 5500 BC. The name Turquoise dates to 16th century and derived from Old French word for "Turkish", because it entered Western Europe through Asia Minor.
COPPER and BRASS are very beautiful "bohemian" metals that have been used for centuries. They are nickel free and allergic reactions to them are very rare. Brass is an alloy of approximately 70%copper and 30% zinc. Keeping copper/brass clean and dry, removing any oil or perspiration helps prevent oxidation.. Although they can tarnish over time, copper and brass resist tarnish better than many other jewelry metals (including sterling which turns black). When they do oxidize they take on a soft brown, antiqued color as they darken, a much sought after "vintage" look in jewelry. The tarnish on both copper and brass can be easily removed if you prefer an bright look.
The discovery of copper dates from prehistoric times. There are reports of copper beads dating back to 9000BC found in Iraq. Methods for refining copper from its ores were discovered around 5000BC and a 1000 or so years later it was being used in pottery in North Africa
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