Southwestern Orange Spiny Oyster and Turquoise Silver Earrings
These colorful Southwestern Style earrings were inspired by Native American silversmith jewelry. They are made with 8x3mm Turquoise Heishi Beads, 8mm Orange Spiny Oyster Button Beads and Bali Sterling Rope Spacers and sterling headpins. These 2 5/8" long dangle earrings are hung on my Silver Filled handcrafted ear wires.
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.
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.
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