Earrings, Reversible Black Jade/Mother-of-Pearl on Hoop Sterling
Are you looking for something Modern and Versatile?
1 ⅜" long
Hoops are 15mm in diameter with latch closure.
Note: reversing the earring is a simple matter of taking the drop off the hoop and changing it to the reverse side, sliding it on the hoop, and you're set to go.
Our black jade comes from Wyoming. The interesting thing about black jade is that it is black all the way through. That’s not something you can say about other black stones. For instance, onyx tends to be dyed to get that rich black color. Black jade is found as a big vein of rock in the earth. Jade is a very hard stone and creates lasting color and shine.
Mother of pearl shell for jewelry refers to the nacre that coats the inside layer of the mollusk shell which is used to form pearls--hence, it's the mother of the pearl. Mother of pearl shell jewelry can include much larger focal pieces than simple pearls since nacre substance takes up a whole shell's interior, offering a larger working surface for carving. In addition to jewelry, mother-of-pearl shell has been used in medieval European, East Asian and Islamic religious art. Starting during the Victorian Era, mother-of-pearl shell began to also be used for clock faces, buttons, jewelry boxes and more. One especially popular use was inlay work, such as the handles of knives and pistols, as well as historical and contemporary use as inlays for guitars and other musical instruments.
HandMade in Santa Fe, NM since 1987.