Leopardite Jasper Teardrop Earrings, Earthy Gemstone Handmade Jewelry

Item Description

If you're looking for wonderfully organic gemstone earrings to go a little wild in, then the MACCHIATA teardrop earrings are perfect for you!.  Earthy jewelry that you will reach for over and over again, the earrings were created with spotted leopardite jasper, copper and sterling silver.  Mined in Peru, leopardite jasper (also sometimes called safari jasper) has leopard-like spots and swirls created by iron and manganese deposits.  In fact the name “jasper” is derived from Greek and means “spotted stone.”  The earrings feature two gorgeous leopardite teardrops with a background of pale creamy beige liberally sprinkled with spots of varying sizes and shapes.  The colors of the spots range from a rusty brown through taupe darker brown and black, beautifully highlighted by the pale background.  As you can see in the photos, each teardrop is similar but each definitely has its own spotted personality.  
To add eye catching glow to the earrings design, small copper discs spacers cap the top and bottom of the leopardite jasper teardrops.  One disc with a small copper bead is found at the bottom.  A stack of two discs and a copper bicone bead is found at the top.  All the elements used to create the earrings were strung on handmade copper head pins with hand hammered loops at the end.  Sterling silver French hook earwires with copper bead accents finish the earrings perfectly.  Carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, the MACCHIATA leopardite teardrop earrings were created for the woman who loves fun, earthy gemstone jewelry.  "Macchiata" is Italian for "spotted."

  • Spotted leopardite gemstone teardrops:  app. 20 mm x 9 mm at widest (0.8” x 0.4”) 
  • Copper disc spacers:  app. 5 mm x 3 mm
  • Metal:  copper and sterling silver
  • Earwires:  sterling silver French hooks with copper bead accents
  • Length:  app. 2” / 5.1 cm measured from the top curve of the earwires


***  For a better understanding of the relative size of the unique MACCHIATA gemstone dangle earrings, please be sure to check out photo # 6 for a size comparison with a dime.

Leopardite jasper is a gemstone of reflection and self-awareness; it is said to help you to see deep within your soul and nurture the paths of self-acceptance.  Copper is believed to allow the wearer to recognize barriers in the path of personal development.  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 MACCHIATA leopardite jasper gemstone 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!
***Please be aware that not all monitors show colors exactly the same. The colors of the items used to create my jewelry are extremely close to the actual color on my monitor. The colors may appear lighter or darker on your monitor.


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