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Enchanting Genuine Turquoise Gemstone, Freshwater Pearl and Swarovski Crystal Earrings in 14k Lifetime-Bonded Goldfill. The combination of turquoise, 14k Goldfill and delicate design is a refreshing change from traditional turquoise jewelry.
Earring drop length (from the bottom of the loop) is approximately 1 1/2 inches. Clip-on, post or leverback style earrings and/or Argentium 930 Silver components are available upon request.
All Devone Design jewelry is handmade in beautiful Santa Paula, California.
Additional information about the gemstones and materials used in this design:
Turquoise is the modern birthstone for the month of December, and has been cherished since Egypt's First Dynasty, approximately 5500 B.C. The name turquoise is thought to originate when Levantine traders, more commonly known as Turks, first brought it to Europe. The color is, of course, turquoise, but its range of color varies from green and greenish blue to sky blue shades. It is believed to be a harmonizing stone that can alleviate nervousness, help with problem solving, relieve stress from a hectic life and promote friendship. It is also well known for its protective qualities and people from many different cultures have been known to carry turquoise stones with them at all times.
Freshwater Pearls: As the Smithsonian says: "Our attraction to pearls is timeless. Among the first gems known to early humans, pearls have grown in value and appeal from accidental finds by fishermen to a multibillion-dollar industry. Their rarity has made them a traditional sign of wealth, filling vaults from Ancient Egypt to Hollywood and gracing many of history's famous figures." Freshwater cultured pearls develop (or grow) the same as wild pearls, however, the process is started when humans insert an irritant into the shell instead of an irritant being introduced by nature.
14K Goldfill (aka Gold Overlay or Rolled Gold) is a pure 14 karat gold layer, 1/20th of the total weight, bonded to a base metal. Goldfill jewelry is an affordable alternative to pure gold jewelry, as it feels and appears the same, and only requires an occasional extra cleaning to maintain its beauty. Goldfill jewelry does not flake, chip or turn green and should last a lifetime with gentle care and cleaning.