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Eightfold Path Wheel of Life Earrings Rustic Handmade Gemstone Jewelry

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Filled with amazing spiritual meaning, the EIGHTFOLD PATH handmade earrings are a perfect gift for the woman who loves symbolic jewelry.  The earrings feature rustic pewter wheel  of life / eightfold path charms, green and blue azurite malachite gemstones and sterling silver.  The unique charms were individually artisan hand cast from Britannia pewter, a lead free pewter that looks like sterling silver, especially its silvery, reflective glow.  They are a rustic wheel design (signifying the circle of life) with eight dots encircling a larger dot in the middle.  The dots are a simplified version of the Noble Eightfold Path design found in Buddhism.  Given a dark patina, the wheel charms were polished to bring out the shine of the raised dots.  The backs of the charms are smooth.  Here's a link for more information about the eightfold path:  https://www.lionsroar.com/buddhism/eightfold-path/  
To add even more symbolism, natural azurite malachite gemstone rondelles were stacked above the charms, separated by small sterling silver discs.  A natural combination of two gemstones, the azurite malachite beads are a wonderful combination of blue and green:  blue signifying infinity and purity and green signifying balance and harmony in Buddhism.  Found above each gemstones stack is a shiny corrugated sterling silver rondelle bead.  Sterling silver French hook earwires finish the lovely earrings.  Carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, the meaningful EIGHTFOLD PATH earrings were created for the woman who adores symbolic jewelry with a story to tell!

  • Britannia pewter wheel / eightfold path charms:  app. 16 mm (0.63”); artisan made by Kelly Luttrell
  • Azurite malachite rondelles:  app. 9 mm x 5 mm (0.35” x 0.20”)
  • Corrugated sterling silver beads:  app. 6 mm x 4 mm (0.24” x 0.16”)
  • Metal:  Britannia pewter and sterling silver
  • Earwires:  sterling silver French hooks
  • Length:  app. 2” / 5.1 cm measured from the top curve of the sterling earwires

For a better understanding of the relative size of the symbolic EIGHTFOLD PATH wheel earrings, please be sure to check out photo #3 for a size comparison with a dime.

Wheels are an age-old symbol for the circle of life and infinity. The eight dots represent the Noble Eightfold Path which represents: right view, right resolve, right speech, right conduct, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, and right union.  Pewter is believed to be very grounding, bringing the wearer back to reality.  Azurite malachite is said to heighten one’s wisdom and insight, bringing harmony and knowledge into life.  Silver is a metal of love and healing; it is a mirror to the soul, helping us to see ourselves as others see us.

The one of a kind EIGHTFOLD PATH earrings were carefully designed and handmade in a dog friendly, smoke free studio. They will be carefully packed in an organza jewelry bag with tissue, perfect for gift giving to a loved one . . . or to yourself!
***  The beautiful handmade jewelry found in my shop is photographed outside with a macro lens in natural light.  Please be aware that not all computer monitors show colors exactly the same. The colors of the components used to create each piece of jewelry are extremely close to the actual color on my own monitor. They may appear lighter or darker on yours.


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