These ricolite tab earrings are hand cut from a very distinctive serpentine. Found only in the Grant Co. New Mexico area, this gorgeously banded olive green & white stone takes a beautiful polish! The stone is also referred to as verd antique, which translates as "ancient green"....magical!
The ricolite tabbies are paired with cushion shaped beads of rich purple amethyst, faced with hand fabricated, textured & oxidized sterling slips & bound in oxidized copper wire wrap. One of a kind, earthy elegance!
These unique earrings measure not quite 2.75" (6.98 cm) in total length, including their hand formed, oxidized sterling ear wires. In weight, they are 0.165 oz, or 4.7 grams (per earring)...2 U.S.dimes weigh about the same, 4.6 grams.
Our hand cut gemstone beads & carvings are made by us, in our studio, one at a time with love, patience, energy and attention to detail. You can absolutely find cheaper, mass-produced, sweat-shop made stone beads & carvings, but if you appreciate the natural energy a stone holds, why not treat yourself to truly one of a kind pieces in which that energy has been respected & built upon!
Our stone earring tabs are fabricated carefully & skillfully, but please handle them with a bit of care. Excessively rough handling or dropping them on a hard surface could cause possible chipping or breakage. They are natural stone & Nature can be fragile!
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