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Handmade Stone Earrings, Natural Green & Brown


Cool & earthy colors in these hand cut green variscite, picture jasper & turquoise tab style earrings.

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Earthy-elegant handmade stone earrings in cool greens, creamy beige-y brown & oxidized sterling, these feature green variscite pieces hand cut & polished in our studio. They’re paired with chubby rondelles of patterned picture jasper & tiny robin’s egg blue turquoise rondelles, all bound together with oxidized sterling wire wrap. Ornate little silver finish caps embellish the faces of the stone tabs.

These “zen boho” earrings measure just slightly over 2″ (5.08 cm) in total length, including their hand formed, oxidized sterling ear wires.

A brief history of Variscite..

Variscite is a hydrated aluminium phosphate mineral. It is a relatively rare phosphate mineral. It is sometimes confused with turquoise; however, variscite is usually greener in color. The green color results from the presence of small amounts of chromium. It was first described in 1837 and named for the locality of Variscia, the historical name of the Vogtland, in Germany. At one time, variscite was called Utahlite. At times, materials which may be turquoise or may be variscite have been marketed as “variquoise”. Appreciation of the color ranges typically found in variscite have made it a popular gem in recent years.

Variscite from Nevada typically contains black spiderwebbing in the matrix and is often confused with green turquoise. Most of the Nevada variscite recovered in recent decades has come from mines located in Lander County.

Notable localities are Lucin, Utah and Fairfield, Utah in the United States. Most recently found in Wyoming as well. It is also found in Germany, Australia, Poland & Spain and Brazil.

The metaphysical energies of Variscite…

Variscite  is a stone of calm and soothing energy. It is known as an excellent meditation stone. It contains energy of the Earth, which assist in keeping one grounded and centered. This stone encourages the heart to be filled with peace and harmony and promotes serenity through balance and universal love. In return, one will come to better understand the importance of using peace and love in every situation encountered.

Variscite is best known for its ability to help aid in past life work, align the subtle bodies and help one find self-acceptance.  It’s vibrations calm and soothe the mind to allow for higher states of logic, learning and reasoning. Variscite is a fairly rare stone.

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