- Handmade copper .75" x .75" heart and overlay hammered heart approx. .50" x .50" oxidized and polished earrings
- 2-6mm round turquoise from Kingman Mine, AZ is bezel set in sterling silver
- 2.1mm sterling silver oxidized, polished and textured oval paperclip chain dangle measures .75" in length
- Sterling silver wire hook with copper bead measures .50"
- Total earring hangs 2.25" in length
- Earrings are very lightweight and is striking with the blue turquoise
- Turquoise is the birthstone for December
- Signed by artist
From the beginning I was always mixing metals together because as a woman I sometimes need something to go with lots of outfits. I love the contrast of different metals flowing together in a design. The mixed metals I use together look awesome with different textures and patinas. You’ll find me not just adding two metals like copper and silver but with three colors like brass to accent an outfit for any occasion.
I found that copper has natural anti-inflammatory properties that can be used to ease pain caused by arthritis or inflamed joints. Copper helps keep iron levels up and regulates blood flow for improved circulation. I feel better when I'm working at my jewelry bench it helps with my hands and wrists.
Taking care of your jewelry: These pieces of jewelry are oxidized and high polished but not sealed. It will naturally patina over time which gives it a duller sheen with amazing coloring. We recommend our polishing cloth to bring back the shine.
Turquoise is an opaque, blue-to-green mineral that is a hydrated phosphate of copper and aluminum, It is rare and valuable in finer grades and has been prized as a gemstone and ornamental stone for thousands of years owing to its unique hue. Although much turquoise jewelry is sleek and modern, many US consumers are familiar with the traditional jewelry of Native American peoples such as the Pueblo, Hopi, Zuni, and Navajo. People interested in Native American arts and crafts frequently collect this stylized silver jewelry.
Turquoise improves the mental state overall by increasing all of the following positive mental characteristics: serenity, creativity, empathy, positive thinking, sensitivity, intuition, happiness wisdom all of which result in a calmer state that leads to greater self-realization.
WHERE IT’S FOUND
Turquoise is found in its natural state in places with dry climates around the world. It is mined in the U.S., Mexico, Iran, Chile, China, and Tibet. While the characteristics of each stone are very similar, different mines produce slight variations of turquoise.