Wire Wrapped Matched Bulls Eye Malachite Earrings Green Stone Sterling Silver Handmade

$115

Wire Wrapped Matched Bulls Eye Malachite Earrings Green Stone Sterling Silver Handmade

These handmade wire wrapped sterling silver drop earrings are made with genuine gemstone cabochons. The stone, Malachite from Africa, has been revered for centuries as one of the most beloved cabochon cut gemstones. This particular set is very special. They are perfectly matched, diamond shaped, bulls eye patterned. If that isn't sweet enough, they are a mere 18x12mm, making them beautiful lightweight miniatures which everyone will want to see closer. They demand studying. I can not overstate how lucky I was to find these- no, I did not cut them and I don't know that I could. Malachite is a difficult stone to work with.

Like I do with all of my sterling silver jewelry, I used heavy gauge, solid sterling silver (not coated, filled or plated) wire to make sturdy wire art settings for these delicate beauties. These include sturdy, handmade, solid sterling silver earwires. I added a small fully faceted sterling silver bead to each earring to catch some light and add some sparkle.

stones ---- 18 x 12mm
earrings with the earwires ---- 2.10" / 53mm long; .53" / 13mm wide

More about Malachite

Malachite is one of the copper bearing gems. It is very similar (except for its color) to azurite which is also a copper mineral. They are often found together. Malachite is much more available that azurite, however. Fine malachite is found in many places with the Democratic Republic of Congo currently producing the most sought after malachite along with Arizona, USA.

Malachite is often found with banded formations of color which produces its distinguished appearance. It is sometimes cut to display a bulls eye of green bands found in malachite stalactites. Malachite is relatively soft and is often carved, too. It has been used for centuries as a beautiful green pigment, as well.
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