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Vintage Intaglio Crystal Cross Earrings Sapphire Handmade Jewelry Gift

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If you love wearing Christian cross jewelry with plenty of eye-catching sparkle, the richly colored CRUCES AZULES handmade earrings are for you!  Sweet, petite and lightweight, the beauties feature vintage intaglio crystal cross drops and Swarovski crystals.  The SAPPHIRE blue intaglio crosses were created in Germany in the 1950’s and are a rare find.  Intaglio refers to a design engraved into a material - in this case a single cross hand engraved into each octagon-shaped German crystal.  The vintage crosses were hand gilded with gold to make them pop against the rich sapphire blue color of the glass.  A  round, glittering light turquoise blueSwarovski crystal sits above each cross, both crystals securely set in a brass mounting.  Sparkling with each movement of the head, the sapphire crystals also do a bit of color shade shifting depending on the angle of the light, from a lighter blue to a darker blue, as you can see in the photos.  The back of the crystal dangles is smooth brass.
To add even more sparkle to the overall design, a faceted Swarovski crystal bicone is found above each cross dangle.  The color is “sapphire blue” to match the color of the crystal crosses.    Sterling silver French hook ear wires with copper bead accents finish the eye-catching earrings.  Carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, the CRUCES AZULES earrings are a perfect gift for the woman who loves to wear unique artisan cross jewelry on the smaller side created with vintage pieces!  “Cruces azules” is Spanish for “blue crosses.” 

  • Vintage German intaglio sapphire blue crystal crosses: app. 9 mm x 6 mm x 4 mm (0.35” x 0.24” x 0.16”); vintage from the 1950’s
  • Light turquoise blue Swarovski crystals:  app. 5 mm (0.20”)
  • Sapphire blue Swarovski crystals:  faceted 4 mm bicones
  • Metal:  brass, copper and sterling silver
  • Earwires:  sterling silver French hooks with copper bead accents
  • Length:  app. 1.75” / 4.6 cm measured from the top curve of the sterling earwires

For a better understanding of the relative size of the CRUCES AZULES handmade cross earrings, please be sure to check out photo # 3 for a size comparison with a dime.

Crosses are a symbol of atonement and a reminder to Christians of God's love in sacrificing his own son for humanity.  Although man made, glass and crystals carry the energies of transformation, rebirth and communication.  Brass is used to help develop strength of spirit.  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 CRUCES AZULES one of a kind cross 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 jewelry 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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