Thursday, October 25, 2012

New Drop Earrings

Hello everyone, I hope you are enjoying a wonderful autumn so far and that you'll soon enjoy a spooky Halloween! I just wanted to update you all on the latest offerings in my shop, which include a collection of 5 pairs of drop earrings.

This is a pair of turquoise jasper earrings. It's hard to tell in this picture, but the turquoise color is really stunning, and the stone looks almost like it was painted with water paints. It's really beautiful. Jasper was a favorite gem in the ancient world, and the name jasper can be traced back in Hebrew, Assyrian, Persian, Greek, and Latin. It was called the great "rain-bringer" in the fourth century. Some say it drives away evil spirits, and protects one against snake and spider bites. It is also said to give you the courage to speak out and the bravery to achieve personal independence.

This is a pair of cobalt blue glass earrings. They are perfect for anyone who loves blue, as they are a rich, true blue color. Blue is the color of the sky and sea. It is often associated with depth and stability. It symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven. Blue is strongly associated with tranquility and calmness. In heraldry, blue is used to symbolize piety and sincerity.

This is a pair of faceted goldstone earrings. Goldstone is one of my favorite "gemstones" because it sparkles so prettily. Goldstone isn't a gemstone, but rather a type of glass with tiny copper dots visible throughout the stone. A special process is needed to create the stone's metallic gleam; copper salts are added to colored liquid glass. The mass of glass is held at a specific temperature for a length of time, and then allowed to cool. As the glass cools, the salts turn into copper crystals, creating that unique sparkle.

This pretty-in-pink pair of earrings is pink aventurine. The mineral aventurine is named for its resemblance to the well-known aventurine glass of Venice, Italy. As for how the glass obtained its name, tradition has it that a Murano workman accidentally dropped some copper filings in molten glass, creating an attractive new material. And so the glass was named avventurino for the Italian word avventura, or "by chance."

This is a pair of turquoise magnesite earrings. Magnesite is often sold as real turquoise, because it is so hard to tell the difference between true turquoise and dyed magnesite. For hundreds of years, many Native Americans, including the Pomo people of California, crafted magnesite into beads that were used as jewelry and as currency. Magnesite beads were considered quite valuable and were traded individually, instead of by the strand like most money beads.

They aren't drop earrings, but I also listed a pair of Christmas earrings. I know that Halloween hasn't even come to pass yet, but the holidays really are just around the corner.

These Christmas trees are made entirely of Swarovski crystals. That's why they sparkle so much. Be sure to buy your holiday jewelry sooner rather than later so it doesn't sell out. And really, the holidays are just around the corner; they'll be here before we know it. And for many of us, perhaps before we're ready!

As always, thank you for reading and supporting Moonlight Eternal. I really do appreciate each and every one of you!


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