OOAK butterfly carved serpentine peridot moonstone statement earrings
I imagine these earrings on ancient Chinese royalty, the Tribal Queen with her elaborate headdress and intricately embroidered robes. The focal pieces are serpentine butterflies carved in the manner of old jade. Serpentine, a pale celery celadon green, is sometimes called "new jade" because of its close resemblance to jade.
Butterflies are known for their delicate beauty, and are a symbol of transformation, rebirth, and regeneration. In Chinese culture two butterflies flying together are a symbol of love.
The more rectangular butterfly is 1-1/16" wide by 15/16" long (27x22mm). The other butterfly is 1-1/8" wide by 7/8" high (28x21mm).
The cluster immediately above the butterfly contains 4mm peridot, Austrian Swarovski crystal, and gunmetal pearl.
The top section includes gunmetal pearl, 6mm clear AB Swarovski crystal, 6mm moonstone, and a ring made from 3x4mm peridot rondelles.
From the top of the ear wires, these measure 4" (10cm) long. For non-pierced ears, I can switch these to plated screw backs in nickel color, oxidized clips, or gunmetal clip-screw combo.
All components are wire-wrapped for beauty and security. All silver is sterling silver which I oxidized to give a more ancient feel and to make the colors pop.
Fit for a queen, or anyone who wants to make a stunning and elegant statement.
provides protection when linking to a higher consciousness. Balances the body's fluid systems and emotions. Alleviates stress and digestion problems. Especially helpful for menstrual cramps and PMS. 4th chakra. June birthstone.
Balances emotions and soothes. 6th Chakra. June birthstone.
Balances the spirit energies while strengthening the physical body. 4th chakra. August birthstone.
Withdraws toxins from heart and lungs, and increases absorption of oxygen and nutrients. 4th chakra.
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Most items are shipped in bubble-wrap envelopes using clean recycled bubble wrap or packaging paper. If the purchase is for a gift, just ask and I'll include a small gift box or an organza bag or a tiny Tiffany-style turquoise shopping bag.
Beautiful and quick delivery.
The earrings are even prettier in person than on the web. I've gotten lots of compliments about them.