About this piece: These cherry inspired earrings feature four round carnelian stones and two raw emeralds dangling off golden chains and huggie hoops. The deconstructed design was created to highlight each stone's natural beauty. This style is the perfect accessory for any spring or summer look, but is also beautifully simple enough to be worn year round!
Formed by Mother Earth: Carnelian is a mineral in the variety of chalcedony, which is a natural form of silicon dioxide and a cryptocrystalline variety of quartz. Carnelian gets its fiery red color when it forms with impurities of iron oxide. The color can vary greatly, ranging from pale orange to an intense almost-black coloration. Significant localities include Yanacodo, Peru and Ratnapura, Sri Lanka. It has also been found in Indonesia, Brazil, India, Russia, and Germany.
Emerald is known as the gemstone for May and is a variety of the mineral beryl. Emerald gets its vibrant green color by trace amounts of chromium or sometimes vanadium. Emeralds are found all over the world in countries such as Afghanistan, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Madagascar, Nigeria, Russia, South Africa, the United States, and many other locations.
Spiritual Association: Carnelian is often associated with the element of Fire and the planet Mars due to its bright red color. Carnelian is known as a stabilizing stone, know to revitalize and motivate the wearer. It symbolizes courage, promotes positive life choices, enhances concentration, and dispels any mental lethargy, allowing for clearer decision making skills. The stone is also said to protect against envy, rage and resentment. It's also known to calm anger, and for banishing emotional negativity by replacing it with a love for life.
Emeralds are often associated with the element of Earth and the planet Mercury. Emerald is known as the "Travelers Protection Stone", because of this glorious green stone's historical ties to Mercury, the messenger of the gods and of travel. Emerald is also known to be a stone of love and romance. Believed to bring joy, enhance emotions, memory, faith and clairvoyance. It is also said to benefit one’s intuition, promoting communication though truthfulness.
Materials: Handcrafted out of silver plated wire, genuine Carnelian and Emerald stones, stainless steel chains and leverback huggie hoops.