Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Handmade Sterling Silver Amazonite Earrings




Amazonite is named after the Amazon river in Brazil. But no deposits of it have been found there. Amazonite is said to calm one's emotions and soothe nerves, and to enhance creativity and the ability to express oneself. Perhaps the strongest recommendation of its metaphysical powers is that Amazonite is said to make your married life happier. These Amazonite beads hang from hand formed argentium sterling silver hand formed rings.  Sterling silver leverbacks.

Amazonite - 6mm
Hand formed rings-12mm fused
Total length from top to bottom-60mm (2 3/8") 

Gracie Jewellery arrives in it's own storage pouch.

*Argentium Sterling Silver is sterling silver with less of the copper alloy. Copper is what makes sterling silver tarnish. Argentium is 92.5% pure silver with the balance a mix of germanium and copper. This makes Argentium silver harder, brighter and more highly tarnish resistant than traditional sterling silver. 






Several years ago I went into the hair salon and the owner of the establishment was wearing a hat that said "bad hair day". Not something you want to see on the person cutting your hair. I recently read an article when the writer suggests "bad hair day" earrings. Earrings that are big enough to take the focus off your hair.

So these are my "Bad Hair Day" Earrings.




Completely handmade, these earrings were worked using just my hand and my pliers.



The large 20mmx30mm stone is Amazonite a wonderful blue-green stone with white striations.

It is said the mystical power of the Amazonite makes your married life happier.So there you are, the bad hair day, good for your marriage earrings.




Amazonite hang from 3 intertwined rings. The rings were hand formed and fused closed. Sterling silver leverbacks.

Amazonite- 4mm
Rings- Argentium sterling silver- 15mm diam
Total length from top to bottom- 50mm (2")

Gracie Jewellery arrives in it's own storage pouch.

*Argentium Sterling Silver is sterling silver with less of the copper alloy. Copper is what makes sterling silver tarnish. Argentium is 92.5% pure silver with the balance a mix of germanium and copper. This makes Argentium silver harder, brighter and more highly tarnish resistant than traditional sterling silver.

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