SIERRA LEONE - Long turquoise and magnasite dangle earrings
Long dangle earrings with turquoise roundels, magnesite discs, and malachite mini chip dangles. Truly goddess style earrings are suspended from brass wires and enhanced by antiqued brass and copper beads with verdigris accents. The ear wires are brass, with total length of 3”.
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. Turquoise is considered to be a symbol of generosity, sincerity, and affection.
Magnasite has the same crystal
structure of calcite, hence its inclusion into the calcite mineral group. Many
of the properties of magnesite are either identical or similar to those of
Malachite is thought to be a stone of good fortune and prosperity and abundance, too. Malachite is also a very protective stone according to folklore.