These earrings feature hanging tassels of Natural Australian Chrysoprase that have been faceted and turned into tiny beads. I have strung them onto silver wire that allows them to move creating a gleam and flash in the light as they swing. This one-of-a-kind pair are hanging below a hand-sawn double shaped plate in silver. Each earring has hand-cut with a tiny sawblade and therefore the earrings are slightly unique and never perfectly matched.
These beauties are rather light and elegant, and I hope will become part of your favourite go-to sets of earrings.
The finish on the silver metal has been oxidised (blackened) and then lightly polished but left with a satin shine.
The ear hooks are also hand-fabricated from sterling silver.
From the top of the ear-wire to the base of the discs these earrings measure 65mm and the width approximately 12mm. The gauge (thickness) of the silver is 2mm – making these lightweight, but durable.
Made with lots of love, heart and soul.
These are ‘ready to go’ so please enjoy prompt shipping!
RGSilver products always come packaged, which is also perfect for gift giving.
Chrysoprase was used by the Greeks, Roman and Egyptians to make seals, signets, jewellery and other ornamental objects because of its vivid color. The modern word comes from the literal Greek translation chrusos , meaning golden, and prason , meaning leek, indicating the golden-leek green colour of the stone.
For hundreds of years, most chrysoprase was mined in Poland, but the mines there were completely depleted during the Middle Ages. Today, chrysoprase is primarily sourced from Central Queensland in Australia, although it has been found in Brazil, the Ural Mountains and California. Due to its overwhelming presence in Australia, chrysoprase is often referred to as ‘Australian jade’.
Chrysoprase is said to provide a gentle boost to your self-esteem, equalizing emotional balance and fostering acceptance of change and tolerance for others.
It is known for its promotion of growth, love, and forgiveness – qualities that everyone can benefit from.