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Turquoise Scalloped Brass Hoop Earrings, Amazonite Garnet Gemstone Boho Handmade Jewelry

Item Description

Beautifully long and dangly, the handmade CARIBBEAN CALM earrings will add flirty fun to any outfit you wear. The earrings were created with artisan hand painted and antiqued scalloped brass hoops in a gorgeous aqua turquoise color so reminiscent of calm Caribbean waters.  Two gemstones top the hoops:  rich Russian amazonite faceted cubes and deep red garnet rounds.  Copper and sterling silver were used to finish the beauties. The unique CARIBBEAN CALM earrings were carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs for the woman who loves to wear one of a kind jewelry.

 


  • Hand painted scalloped brass hoops:  app. 26 mm x 1 mm
  • Amazonite cubes:  app 7 mm x 7 mm
  • Red garnet:  app. 4 mm
  • Metal:  brass, copper and sterling silver
  • Earwires:  sterling silver French hooks with copper bead accent
  • Length:  app. 2.5” / 6.4 cm, measured from the top curve of the earwires

 

The stars of the CARIBBEAN CALM handmade earrings are the glorious scalloped brass hoops with a cut out center and a hand hammered texture.  The hoops were hand painted front and back by Sharyl of SharylsJewelry in an eye catching aqua turquoise color.  Then each hoop was carefully buffed for an antiqued, vintage look, removing some of the paint on the raised areas to show the glowing brass below.  The color in the recessed areas was not touched.  The hoops were then sealed for a lifetime of wear. I wire wrapped the hoops to the upper part of the CARIBBEAN CALM earrings with solid copper wire. Even though these earrings look like they might be heavy to wear, they are very light on the ears -  you get the look of substantial earrings without the weight.

Because of the color of the scalloped hoops, using Russian amazonite cubes was a given.  Contrary to what many people think, amazonite does not come from the Amazon.  It is only found in a few locations around the world, first discovered in Russia’s Ilmen Mountains.  Many years later the gemstone was also discovered in the USA (Colorado and Virginia),  Australia, Madagascar and Brazil.  Amazonite is a beautiful blue green stone that is usually has lighter streaks running through it, mostly white but sometimes with tan.  The cubes used in the CARIBBEAN CALM earrings are flat faceted to give them subtle sparkle.  They are capped at the top and bottom with copper disc spacers.  

To add a pop of unexpected color, red garnet rounds were added to the top of the amazonite cubes.  The color is a rich dark red which pairs perfectly with the aqua turquoise of the main part of the earrings.  A 2 mm copper bead was placed on top of each red garnet round.

To finish the CARIBBEAN CALM brass and gemstone earrings, copper wire was used to wire wrap all the elements of the earrings together. The top of the wire was wrapped into a loop and connected to sterling silver French hook earwires. To add a bit of enhancement, I added a copper bicone to each earwire.

For a better understanding of the relative size of the scalloped hoops and gemstones used to create the CARIBBEAN CALM earrings, please be sure to check photo #5 for a size comparison with a dime.


Brass is said to help develop strength of spirit.   Russian Amazonite is believed to be a confidence builder by eliminating negative thinking.   Red Garnet is worn to bring peaceful energy and is sometimes known as the "stone of health", helping to transform negative energy to a more positive state.  Copper is said 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 CARIBBEAN CALM handmade earrings will be carefully packed in an organza jewelry bag, 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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