Ruby, Ethiopian Opal, Gemstones, Sterling Silver, Stud Drop Earrings
These delightful earrings showcase stunning faceted-cut 7mm x 5mm ovals of sparkling natural raspberry-red ruby complemented by wonderful 8mm x 6mm pear-drops of natural Ethiopian opal, elegantly hand-set in stylish sterling silver claw settings.
This handmade jewellery is inspired by my photograph of Costa Rica’s Arenal Volcano, an active, yet remarkably beautiful, volcano nestled amongst the blooming greenery of the Alajuela Province. Glimpsed through a colourful veil of lowland plant life, this 1670m colossus appears deceptively subdued against the watercolour pinks and blues of the sky.
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, 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.
18mm long (~½ inch), 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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