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Oxidized Sterling Silver Aquamarine Earrings

Aquamarine Oxidized Sterling Silver EarringsThese lovely blue aquamarine gemstone oxidized sterling silver earrings could be found here.

Aquamarine is a blue to green-blue gemstone, a variety of beryl. The beryl group of minerals is most famous for chromium-rich, green emerald, which happens to be one of the ‘Precious Four’ gems of the world (diamond, sapphire and ruby are the remaining three). Aquamarine varies in color from blue-green to a light sky blue, and for generations, those stones containing green are often heat-treated to remove this less desirable color. Surprisingly, unlike other gemstones, the majority of aquamarines are flawless.

It is most famous for its breathtaking sea-blue colors which can range from light blue to dark blue. Created by combining Latin words for water (aqua) and sea (mare), aquamarine does indeed resemble the bottomless blue of seawater.

Aquamarine is mined primarily in Brazil, Nigeria and Zambia but the leading producer of aquamarine is Brazil, with many mines spread throughout the country. Other deposits of Aquamarine are sourced from Australia, Myanmar (Burma), China, India, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Zambia, Zimbabwe, as well as in several U.S. locations. Karur, India recently has become one of the biggest suppliers of Aquamarine.

Aquamarine is the traditional birthstones for March. As a gift, aquamarine is well known for its legendary abilities to preserve and enhance mutual love, to ensure truth in relationships and to maintain a good marriage. It is a universal symbol of youth, fidelity, hope and health and also symbolizes safety and security, especially within long standing relationships. The healing powers of the aquamarine has been mentioned for centuries by healers, shamans and medicine men. Whether it’s factual or a placebo effect, it truly doesn’t matter as long as it helps people who need it. The safest approach is to wear the gemstone in contact with the skin, especially close to the injured or troubled part of the body. Aquamarine is said to be of help for arthritis, eye inflammation and sore throat.

Ancient Romans believed the magnificent gemstone was sacred to Neptune, the god of the sea. Some legends say that it was gift from mermaids, while others suggest that Neptune retrieved it after it fell from the jewel boxes of sirens and washed onto shore. Early sailors wore aquamarine talismans, engraved with the likeness of Neptune, as protection against dangers at sea. The association with water led to the belief that the Aquamarine was particularly powerful when immersed. Water in which this gemstone had been submerged was used in ancient times to heal a variety of illnesses of the heart, liver, stomach, mouth and throat. Aquamarine is believed to release anger and negativity replacing them with mental peace and clarity, providing emotional and mental balance. It has been used as an aid in meditation and to assist in self-expression. In Antiquity, as well as in the Middle Ages people believed that the cosmos is reflected in gemstones. It is no surprise that aquamarine is assigned to the planet Neptune and is also one of March’s official birthstones.

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Faceted Carnelian Sterling Silver Earrings

IMG_2984These nice dainty handmade earrings are a good choice for dressing up both a special daytime and evening outfit.
I have wire wrapped these Carnelian gemstones beads in silver and they dangle from sterling silver French earring hooks.
Carnelian is most famed as a gemstone used to increase energy and also to boost creativity. It is considered to give you confidence and motivation and it is also used to protect you from the negative emotions that often come when facing challenges. This stone helps you feel comfortable with your surroundings.
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White Pearl Wire Wrapped Sterling Silver Dangle Handmade Earrings

I’ve handcrafted there earrings with lots of love thinking of the upcoming spring (here in The Netherlands is still cold). The beautiful white freshwater pearls are handmade in wire wrapped sterling silver and they dangle together with the sterling silver nice bIMG_1273eads from the French earring hooks.
Pearl enhances personal integrity and helps to provide a focus to ones attention. It symbolises faith and charity and also purity and innocence. It is known as a “stone of sincerity”. It is considered to bring happiness, wisdom and wealth and also to promote prosperity and to protect health (it recuperates and heals a lot of diseases).

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