Lux Aeterna - Apophyllite Crystal Ear Hangers
Two lovely naturally formed apophyllite crystals have been set in to a deep sterling silver bezel. Large grains of silver adorn the top like a crown of medieval-style rivets.
Two 10 g sterling silver hoops, each 1 inch in diameter have been securely soldered to the top, hammered on all sides and given a high polish.
Because these are made to order, they will vary slightly in clarity and shape from the picture. Each crystal is unique and no two pairs will be exactly the same.
Total earring length is approximately 1.75 inches. Total weight of these earrings is around 15 grams each, 32 grams total. Relatively light for ear-weights, and comfortable for long wear with or without tunnels.
These earrings can be worn by anyone with at least a 10 g stretched ear.
If your ears are not stretched already, I do not recommend wearing these earrings.
About the Stone:
In lore, Apophyllites have been used for scrying, and it is suggested that you are supposed to peer into the crystal sideways and through the corner of your eye. It is also said that this stone helps those who participate in fire-walking by helping the person achieve a strong meditative state. The name apophyllite is derived from the Greek "apophylliso," meaning "it flakes off." Apophyllite, when heated with a blow torch, peels out like the opening of leaves of a plant.
As with all handmade and one-of-a-kind jewelry, utmost care should be taken to keep jewelry clean and dry. Never wear your pieces while bathing, swimming, or washing dishes to avoid having them submerged in water. Bones and stones are porous and susceptible to become weak when they get wet. Metals can tarnish and lose their patinas more quickly if they get wet or washed with chemicals frequently. Also, please remove your pieces before any strenuous activities as they are fragile and parts could be knocked loose or fall out. Treat your jewelry like the unique piece of art that it is and it will remain in good condition for ages.
Shipping and Policies:
This item is made-to-order. Please allow up to one week while your earrings are created before being shipped. Please read both my shipping and policies pages before making your purchase.