An elegant, light and airy Earring, just right for days, that flow into a night out; radiating understated sophistication. Shaped, hammered and formed from solid 14k yellow Gold wire, our Turquoise Elliptic Earrings were designed and crafted by Brie to be substantial yet lightweight and easy to wear.
Our Elliptic Threader Earrings will dangle, in profile approximately 1" from the ear lobe.
Each pair will be made per your order, handcrafted from continuous pieces of solid 14k yellow Gold Wire, that is .032" in thickness, manipulated on the ends to hold a beautiful oval greenish Kingman Turquoise Bead, a fresh mix of materials not usually found together.
The Kingman Turquoise Mine is one of the oldest and largest turquoise mines in the world. Nestled in the Acerbate Mountains of Arizona, Kingman was mined by prehistoric Native American tribes dating back over a thousand years. One of the first gemstones to be mined, Turquoise is considered a sacred stone by Native Americans of the Southwestern US where the dry, dessert landscape produces this mineral, believed to forge a connection between the celestial plane and that of the earth In ancient Egypt, another desert terrain, Turquoise was incorporated into protective amulets and royal adornments for the likes of King Tut and Queen Cleopatra, from circa 6000 BC.
Size: Our 14k Turquoise Elliptic Earrings are a sizable yet thin and lightweight arc or 14k Gold, approximately 1" long, and approximately .80 mm or 1/32" in thickness, the thickness of most standard ear wires.
Earrings have enjoyed a long history of being used as Adornment, by both men and women for thousands of years, dating back to at least 3000 B.C. Ear piercing is documented in artworks as one of the earliest forms of body modification or Adornment.