RASHIDA African Batik Bone and Turquoise Earrings
Rashida earrings -African batik bone beads are enhanced by
round dark ebony beads with Baltic amber, turquoise dangles and antique brass
African batik bone beads are handmade from actual animal
bones and hand painted, They often represent elements from nature
TURQUOISE- Egyptians prized Turquoise as a Life Stone. The oldest pieces of jewelry set with this gem are four bracelets found on the mummified arm of Queen Zar. She ruled in Egypt about 5500 BC. Highly revered in Tibet, a Turquoise stone was carried throughout one's entire life. It was exchanged as currency & the finest stones were considered more valuable than gold.
Ebony wood comes from the tree of the same name and is prized by many cultures for it’s natural beauty and endurance.
BALTIC AMBER begins as sticky resin oozed from ancient pine trees. Over time, through a process of heat and pressure, the resin hardens and fossilizes to become stone. Amber increases in value with the rarity and perfection of an entrapped object. Deposits have been found that range between 360 and one million years old.
The earrings measure 2 ½” in total length.