These earrings feature hanging tassels of Natural Tourmaline 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 bee inspired silhouette soldered to a backing plate. 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 71mm and the width approximately 15mm. 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.
The earrings also have my Makers Mark and a Sterling Silver 925 Hallmark on the reverse of one of the pairs.
Tourmaline is the most colourful of all gemstones. It occurs in all colours, but pink, red, green, blue and multicoloured are its most well-known gem colours. Scientifically, tourmaline is not a single mineral, but a group of minerals related in their physical and chemical properties. The mineral Elbaite is the member of the Tourmaline group that is responsible for almost all the gem varieties. The most spectacular tourmaline crystals are formed by hydrothermal activity. These crystals form when hot waters and vapours carry the elements needed to form tourmaline into pockets, voids, and fractures, which offer an open space for crystal growth. The tourmaline crystals formed in these cavities range in size from tiny millimetre crystals to massive prisms weighing over 100 kilograms.
Tourmaline has been said to be a stone of reconciliation, a stone that fosters compassion and cool headedness, radiates the energy that attracts money, healing, and friendship. It is also used for grounding purposes, to stabilize, and reaffirm our Earth roots. It also creates a commitment towards the completion of one’s goals and is said to protect the wearer against dangers.