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NAILAH Honey Calcite and African Recycled Glass Earrings

NAILAH Honey Calcite and African Recycled Glass Earrings


NAILAH EARRINGS – African recycled golden powder glass beads with natural malachite round beads and yellow calcite teardrops and antique brass wires.

POWDER GLASS BEADS- Powder glass beads are made from finely ground glass, the main source being broken and unusable bottles and a great variety of other scrap glasses. The earliest powder glass beads on record were discovered during archaeological excavations at Mapungubwe, in present-day Zimbabwe, and dated to 970-1000 CE. In our time, the main area of powder glass bead manufacture is West Africa, most importantly, Ghana. Beads still play important roles in Krobo society, be it in rituals of birth, coming of age, marriage, or death. 

MALACHITE is thought to be a stone of good fortune and prosperity and abundance. Malachite is also a very protective stone according to folklore.

HONEY ‘YELLOW‘ CALCITE is named from the Greek word “Chalix” meaning ‘lime’. It is found in Mexico and the Southwestern United States. Calcite is found in many colors which occur due to various minerals. The stone is thought to enhance learning abilities according to folklore. These appealing earring measure 3” in total length.

 


40 USD