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Purple Morado Opal Earrings, Amethyst Gemstone Handmade Jewelry Gift

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If you are a lover of unique purple gemstone jewelry, the one of a kind MORADO earrings are definitely for you!  The beauties feature Mexican purple opal dangles, faceted purple amethyst and purple Swarovski crystals.  Found in Central Mexico, morado opals (also known as Mexican purple opals) are known for their wonderful patterns of purple and white melding in subtle combinations.  Since purple opals are a “common opal, “ they don’t have the play of color that “precious opals” have.  When placed under a shortwave ultraviolet lamp many morado opals glow with a blue to violet fluorescence.  The morado opals used in the earrings are absolutely stunning with various shades and swirls of purple against the white, almost like a surrealist painting. To add even more beauty, a line of translucent quartz runs near the bottom of each.  Since the purple opal dangles are two sided, they are beautiful from any angle when the earrings are worn.
To perfectly complement the morado opals, purple amethyst and purple Swarovski crystals were used.  The amethyst are a rich purple and are faceted in what is called “star cut" triangles that reflect the light at every movement.  Two small pewter flower shaped bead caps are found on the top and bottom of the amethyst.  To add even more sparkle, faceted Swarovski crystal bicones in a dark “purple velvet” color were added to each sterling silver French hook earwire.  Carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, the gorgeous MORADO gemstone earrings were created for the woman who loves wearing hard to find gemstone jewelry in purple and white!  “Morado” is Spanish for “purple.”

  • Morado opal dangles:  app. 36 mm x 17 mm at widest (1.42” x 0.67”)
  • Star cut purple amethyst:  app. 6 mm (0.24”)
  • Swarovski crystals:  faceted 4 mm purple velvet bicones
  • Metal:  sterling silver and pewter (bead caps)
  • Earwires:  sterling silver French hooks with purple velvet Swarovskic crystal accents
  • Length:  app. 2.75” / 7.0 cm measured from the top curve of the sterling earwires

*** For a better understanding of the relative size of the unique MORADO purple opal dangle earrings, please be sure to check out photo # 3 for a size comparison with a dime. 

Morado purple opals are said to awaken the wearer to unconditional love and inspire loyalty in relationships; it is believed to open the wearer’s consciousness to the precious nature of life itself.  Purple amethyst is known as the “stone of peace” because it’s said to help calm fears & reduce stress.  Even though man made, crystals carry the energies of transformation, rebirth and communication.  Pewter is believed to be very grounding, bringing the wearer back to reality.  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 MORADO artisan 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 jewelry found in my shop is photographed outside 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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