"Blue Ghost" Sterling Firefly Earring with Gemstones
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The Firefly, the enigmatic summertime favorite, captured in antiqued Sterling Silver, enhanced with luminous bright Swiss Blue Topaz representing the "Blue Ghost" Fireflies (Phausis reticulata) found in the woods of the South Eastern United States. Jewels that are a bit nostalgic, quite contemporary and always classy.
T and Brie's signature high dome cabochons symbolizing the mysterious and beloved phosphorescent glow of these little members of the beetle family.
The so-called "Blue Ghosts" are a species of Firefly common in the southern Appalachians, and can be seen in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Chattahoochee National Forest, as well as North Carolina's DuPont State Forest and Pisgah National Forest.
Topaz is another birthstone for the month of November. Its name may come from the Sanskrit word "tapas", meaning heat or fire. Swiss Blue Topaz is a bright sky blue version of the always flawless, hardy gem. The Blue variety of topaz has been said to provide artistic inspiration.
Firefly Earrings hang approximately 1" long.
"Adornments have been a lifelong passion, and concentrating on Metalsmithing in College enabled me to realize my dream to create in 3 dimensions. I craft designs in metal, from our drawings and sketches of things that inspire us in our observations of the world we are walking in. It gives my daughter and I great pleasure to recreate such fleeting, ephemeral creatures as insects in the lasting solidity of metal. We strive to capture some of the magic in our handcrafted treasures, that will hopefully become personal favorites." Teresa de la Guardia, designer, metalsmith, T and Brie
These unique solid Sterling earrings are designed and handcrafted in New York, and hang just below the earlobe on graceful ear wires, Posts with large Sterling Backs, or screw Backs for un-pierced Ears.
Each pair of earrings is signed & dated, tucked in a pouch in a T and Brie gift box, with a handcrafted card with a bit of firefly lore, ready for unique gift giving. Gift wrapping is available.