№ 026 Moss Aquamarine
These earrings pair faceted moss aquamarine briolettes with beautiful coin silver beads from India. These metal beads are replicas made in India using the original antique stamping plates, the front and back are different stamps.
Moss Aquamarine's ocean hues range from greens to deep blues. Moss aquamarine is believed to have an affinity with sensitive people, carrying the power of the ocean, it is considered a stone of courage, communication, and heightened clairvoyance.
Coin silver is made from a mixture of metals with a high pure silver content, often repurposing coins by melting them down. The coin silver components I work with are antiques from all of the world, ranging from 80-120 years old, found in India, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, and many West African countries such as Nigeria and Mali. The wear and patina of antique coin silver has informed much of my jewelry aesthetic over the years. The pieces are very special and rare.
Earrings measure 2 ¼” from top of earwire. All findings used are oxidized sterling silver.