*Please note the model is wearing the opal version in the pictures.*
Five gorgeous, hand-selected turquoise stones have been set in copper and paired with a sterling silver ear wire. Each piece will measure approximately 1" in length. This listing is for one pair of ear climbers. Copper can develop a patina, silver plate will tarnish slowly and gold plate will not tarnish.
These turquoise are just like mother nature made them, no two pieces will look alike, so allow for variations between pieces.
Turquoise is one of the oldest known protection stones. It carries great wisdom of basic truth within it. Taking on the qualities of the wearer, turquoise is a very personal stone growing in tandem with the wearer. It increases empathy and the ability to think positively reintroducing the brighter side of life if it had been lost to negativity.
Electroforming is the process of building up copper deposits on any object. The process can be very slow and it almost has a mind of its own. Sometimes there are striations in the copper, sometimes pits, sometimes there are little copper spheres. The results are always beautiful and unexpected making each piece entirely unique. Each piece had been cleaned up by hand and finished in the tumbler. The copper is absolutely raw... no added chemicals or sealants.
To maintain the finish as long as possible, avoid prolonged exposure to water as well as harsh chemicals. The copper will oxidize and darken over time giving it a warm deep finish. This is natural and every oxidation is unique to the person who wears it and the environment in which they live. The copper grows with you. You can bring back the original sheen by gently rubbing it with a soft polish cloth. Greening may happen. It doesn't happen to everyone. I leave the metals raw to avoid causing any reactions to additional chemicals, but if you prefer the metal can be sealed with an aftermarket sealant or renaissance wax.
Each stone is unique, just like you are. And your earrings will come in a little box with the stone's properties included, ready to be given as a gift as well! Sorry, all earring sales are final for reasons of hygiene and safety.