Ruby Opal Earrings, with Tanzanite and Garnet Gemstones, Sterling Silver Earrings
Stunning natural 7mm x 7mm AAA Ethiopian Opal semi-precious cabochon gemstones, complemented by 4mm x 3mm and 5mm x 3mm natural Ruby gemstones. Together with 3mm round Tanzanite rare gemstones and 2mm round Garnet semi-precious gemstones. These impressive natural gemstones are handset in sterling silver.
These stunning earrings are inspired by my photograph of the rich colours of vibrant frescoes in the Duomo of Siena.
One of the birthstones for January, garnet – historically tied to friendship and faithfulness – has long been used for decoration, having been found amongst the relics of ancient Greece and Egypt.
A birthstone for July, ruby has long represented power and success; for 8th-century Arabic mystics, dreams of rubies foretold good fortune, whilst in ancient Burma, they stood for life itself.
As with other opals, the Ethiopian opal is a birthstone for October, said to the brim with joyously positive emotion whilst also invoking the calmness and restraint required to balance such ardour.
A December birthstone, tanzanite was first discovered in 1967 in Tanzania, borrowing its name from its origin country. It is often worn by Tanzanian mothers to grant their newborns happy lives.
36mm long (~1 1/4 inches), these dazzling gemstone earrings will arrive packaged in a small gift box featuring the image of their inspiration on the inside of the lid. Combined with an organza bag, this results in a gorgeously-presented pair which makes the perfect gift.
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