Amethyst and Fabulous South Sea Shell Pearl Earrings in Sterling Silver

Amethyst and Fabulous South Sea Shell Pearl Earrings in Sterling Silver

$77.00

Huge, beautiful 10x18mm South Sea Shell Pearls hanging from amethyst princess cut gemstones and sterling silver curvy sterling ear wire. Perfect for anytime.

AMETHYST: Sterling Silver and Pear Checkerboard Amethyst-Set Link
Stone: Amethyst (Natural gemstone)
Size: 18mm x 8mm (stone: 10mm x 7mm)
Bezel Material: Sterling silver

PEARLS - Genuine South Sea Shell Pearls made from from the shell of the big oyster that produce pearls
Huge 10x18mm South Sea Shell Pearls
Color : White
Shape : Smooth Teardrop / Water Drop
Size: 18x10mm

EARRINGS
Ear Wires are handmade from Argentium Sterling Silver - Non Tarnishing
Total length of earrings is about 65mm total (25mm = 1 inch)
Drop length of amethyst and pearl is 37mm.

Care and Cleaning: Clean the beads with a damp soft cloth. The silver will tarnish and can be cleaned with any good silver cleaning product.

Shipping, Returns & Exchanges: Your earrings will be placed in a heavy-duty plastic bag to help prevent tarnishing 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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Pearls are one of the earliest gemstones found by prehistoric peoples, most likely along the coastline of India. They've been used for personal adornment and coveted by humans throughout the globe for hundreds of thousands of years. Ancient myths tell of pearls being formed when oysters opened their shells, rose to the water's surface and were seeded by the early morning rays of sunlight and drops of dew. Legends tell of Cleopatra dissolving a pearl in wine or vinegar, and then drinking it, to flaunt her wealth. Western cultures speak of "pearls of great price" and that "the acquisition of wisdom is above that of pearls." In India, the god Krishna plucked the first pearl from the sea for his daughter's wedding jewelry. The Roman Emperor Vitellius financed an entire military campaign by selling his mother's earrings (hopefully with her permission). Pearls were found clutched in the hands, or hanging from the ears and necks, of the dead at Pompeii and Herculaneum. In Japan, traditional Ama pearl hunters dive 30 feet without breathing equipment--as they have for the past 2,000 years!

Pearls are the gemstone for the western Zodiac sign Cancer, the month of June, and the third wedding anniversary.

Some healers use pearls to help balance body rhythms and hormone levels with lunar cycles, and to harmonize human beings with the natural world. The inner glow (orient) of pearls is thought to tap inner wisdom and nurture love. Pearls are also believed to signify innocence and faith. Practitioners use pearls to enhance personal integrity, bring truth forward, grow sincerity, inhibit immodest behavior and advance in wisdom. Natural pearls are still ground up and used in medicine and beauty treatments, as they are a source of pharamaceutical calcium and natural iridescence. They are thought to relieve bloating, increase fertility and ease childbirth.


The origin of amethyst, according to the ancient Greeks, was the nymph named Amethystos. She refused the attentions of Dionysus, the god of wine and intoxication. As he pursued her, she prayed for protection and to preserve her chastity. The virgin goddess Artemis answered her call for help, transforming the nymph into a white or clear stone. The story ends with Dionysus pouring his wine over the stone--either accidentally or deliberately--dyeing the crystal purple.

With purple dye being the royal choice in the ancient Mediterranean, the amethyst quickly became associated with wealth and power. It traditionally adorned the robes and crowns of rich and powerful monarchs, being viewed as equal in value to ruby, emerald and sapphire. Amethyst still holds a place in the halls of power, being worn by church officials in the Church of Scotland, the Anglican/Episcopal hierarchies and the Roman Catholic church.

The British Crown Jewels include a number of pieces with amethyst, including the Royal Sceptre with the Cross, the Kent Demi-Parure and numerous brooches worn by Queen Elizabeth II and other female members of the family. Other royal families have amethyst-studded tiaras and parures in their own collections.

Amethyst is the birthstone for February.

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Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase

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The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

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  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
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Additional

All of my products are designed and handmade in the USA in Louisiana.

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.

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