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Southwestern Orange Spiny Oyster and Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Sterling Large Teardrop Earrings

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These Southwestern style earrings are Native American inspired large dangle teardrop shaped earrings. They are bright and beautiful with 6mm Orange Spiny Oyster button beads and 7mm rare Sleeping Beauty Turquoise heishi beads. In the center of each dangle earring is one, and at the top of each are three 4mm bright Sterling Silver beads. These 3 1/4" beauties are hung from my Sterling handcrafted ear wires.
If you prefer smaller earrings like these, just e mail me and I will customize the same design in whatever length you prefer.
SPONDYLUS more commonly called SPINY OYSTER is large and very colorful. The Spiny Oyster is not even an oyster but in the scallop family. Spiny Oyster shell beads are unique, beautiful, and also difficult-to-harvest. You'll find Spiny oyster around the world typically along the coasts of North Carolina all the way down to the waters near Brazil, also in the Sea of Cortez, and off the coast of Baja Mexico and Baja California. Often used in jewelry this sea animal is in high demand for its appearance and color.
Some shells of the Spiny Oyster are rare finds and are especially treasured by Native American Indian artists for their beautiful red, pink, brown, yellow, orange, purple, and white colors.
SLEEPING BEAUTY turquoise is one of the most highly-prized turquoise in the world today. Intense, medium blue, with little or no matrix. This bright, vivid turquoise, often referred to as "Persian color" has long been sought by fine jewelers both in Europe and in America. From the incredible Sleeping Beauty mine in Arizona.
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

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