Earrings, Reversible Blue Turquoise with Black Matrix/Lapis 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.
The mine where a piece of turquoise was found—not its color, nor its matrix, which refers to the veins and patterns of the stone—is the primary factor in determining its value. Historically speaking, the finest turquoise came from the mountains of Asia. In the 20th century, however, the copper-rich American Southwest supplanted them as the primary source of rare, and valuable, specimens, including collector favorites such as Bisbee, Lander Blue, and Number 8 (Black Web). Tibetan Turquoise is highly prized. Hubei also has some of the most beautiful natural Turquoise.
Many ancient cultures believed that lapis lazuli contained magical powers. In the Middle Ages, monks powdered the stone and kneaded it into dough with beeswax, resin and linseed oil, for use in illuminated manuscripts. Today, people around the world consider lapis lazuli to be a stone of awareness, able to impart knowledge and wisdom. It is reputed to bring about harmony in relationships and to cleanse the mind bringing about self-acceptance.
HandMade in Santa Fe, NM since 1987.