Blue Topaz, Peridot, Green Amethyst Gemstone, Sterling Silver, Stud Drop Earrings, Rose Gold Accent
These elegant stud drop earrings showcase fabulous 5mm x 5mm gemstones of AAA-quality sky blue topaz alongside 5mm x 5mm faceted peridot gemstones and 8mm x 8mm of green amethyst. Each impressive gemstone is strikingly hand-set in stylish sterling silver charmingly accented with rose gold.
An August birthstone, peridot has been popular since 1500 BCE, when its symbolic powers ranged from dissuading nightmares and promoting bravery to subduing harmful feelings of anger and guilt.
One of November’s birthstones, topaz is thought to be named after the Sanskrit tapas, meaning ‘fire’. Hindu literature points to its functions as a lengthener of life and provider of wisdom.
A February birthstone, amethyst has traditionally symbolised sobriety – its name derives from the Greek ametusthos, “not intoxicated”. More recently, it has also been tied to deep emotional bonds.
This handmade jewellery is inspired by my photograph of Portole, a gorgeous pastoral paradise in the Italian province of Arezzo, Tuscany. Here, richly vibrant shades of green extend to the horizon in a patchwork of verdant forests and rolling fields. These perfect vistas, flecked with sun-yellowed grass and distant, terracotta-tiled roofs, offer the ideal artistic inspiration.
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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