Smoky topaz and moonstone beads with 14k gold filled ear wires make elegant earrings. The bracelet and necklace to match are not included but can be found in my shop. Gold-filled contains 100 times more gold than simply gold plated. It is usually considered a lifetime piece of jewelry. Under the same care as precious metal jewelry, 14/20 gold-filled jewelry will not peel, flake, or wear off. It can be treasured as heirloom pieces. Gold-filled jewelry, unlike gold-plated jewelry, can be polished and cleaned with jewelry cleaner. The layer of gold will not eventually rub off. It will not tarnish and it is safe for most people with sensitive skin and allergies. Length: 2 inches long, measured from the top of the ear wire. One inch drop.
Care and Cleaning: Clean the beads with a damp soft cloth.
Shipping, Returns & Exchanges: Your earrings will be placed in an organdy bag and a box, then will be securely packaged and shipped within 1-2 business days (usually the same day). Full refund of purchase price if not delighted with your purchase. Please notify me within 7 days of receipt.
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Alluring smoky quartz/topaz, named for its smoky color, is formed when rock crystal is naturally irradiated. (Its frequent inclusions of rutile needles, by the way, do not affect its quality.) Smoky quartz ranges in color from light grayish-brown to deep black. It is most typically transparent to translucent but can be opaque. Flat planes of smoky quartz were used by the Chinese in the 12th century for sunglasses. A variety of smoky quartz called cairngorm, found in the Cairngorm Mountains of Scotland, is used in Scottish jewelry and as a decoration on kilt pins. Smoky Quartz is used in a variety of jewelry, especially ring and pendant centerpieces. Lesser quality stones, usually with a lighter color, are used as beads or cabochons.
Smoky quartz is prized for its perceived ability to ward off stress while promoting tolerance and resolve in difficult situations. It is thought to be a protective stone, with a strong association with the earth and base chakras, making it ideal for environmental consciousness. Smoky quartz is also believed to counter fear, overcome depression and bring about emotional stability while facilitating positive, practical thinking with clear insights.
Named for its sheen, moonstone is the most well-known gemstone of the feldspar group. Beneath the soft shimmering surface of moonstone surges a deeper, lovelier beauty: a white "moon" that rolls over the stone when it rotates. The scientific term for the kind of shimmer--a moving floating light or sheen--that gives this stone its magical look is schiller or adularescence. The Romans thought moonstone was actually formed out of solidified moonlight. However, the shimmer comes from two types of feldspar growing into or weaving through each other as the crystal forms.
Moonstone, by its very name, has been connected to the moon and to the subconscious and unconscious. Wherever we go on Earth, the moon is with us, no matter where or how far our journey takes us--which is why it was a popular stone for protecting travelers. Moonstone is also believed to encourage lucid dreaming and promote emotional openness to new experience. This openness is part of how moonstone is thought to relieve stress--by calming the mind and soothing the spirit. Gem therapists and Ayurvedic doctors even use a specific form of moonstone (called godanti) to cure anxiety and strengthen the will.
This gem is an alternate birthstone for June, popular with Geminis and Cancers. It is considered a birthstone for June in Tibetan lore and for September in Ayurvedic healing.
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Please note that sterling silver, bronze and copper WILL tarnish over time if not cared for properly. To minimize tarnish, your purchase will be shipped in a heavy-duty plastic bag. Silver items can be gently cleaned with a silver polishing cloth. Both bronze and silver can be cleaned with a commercial cleaner, but be careful to not get the cleaner on the beads as it may stain them.