Natural Emerald, Ethiopian Opal, Gemstone, Sterling Silver. Lever Back Earrings
These stunning lever-backed earrings showcase faceted 4mm x 3mm ovals of naturally characterful emerald gemstones, complemented by beautifully colourful 7mm x 5mm faceted natural Ethiopian opal. Each impressive gemstone is elegantly hand-set in stylish sterling silver.
A May birthstone, emerald has been called the ‘Jewel of Kings’ due to its ties to historical royalty; it was popularised by the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Cleopatra, and has remained in fashion since.
As with other opals, Ethiopian opal is a birthstone for October, said to brim with joyously positive emotion whilst also invoking the calmness and restraint required to balance such ardour.
This handmade jewellery is inspired by my photograph of the picturesque town of Pienza in Tuscany’s enchanting Val d’Orcia. Beneath this 9th-century World Heritage Site’s quaint skyline of red-tiled roofs lie gorgeous gardens of viridescent splendour and rolling hillsides rich with emerald green flora.
24mm long (~3/4 inche), 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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