Asymmetrical Kyanite earrings #1: rustic, light blue semiprecious stones with sterling silver filled hooks

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These wantonly asymmetrical earrings feature rough nuggets or slabs of kyanite, wire-wrapped and suspended from long, elegant, silver-filled hooks.

Kyanite is a semiprecious gemstone whose name comes from 'kuanos', the Greek word for 'deep blue' – the word 'cyan' comes from the same Greek root. These kyanite beads are a watery grey-blue, with pearly flashes of iridescent blue and grey, and flecks and streaks of black. One is smaller and bluer than the other, and the markings and colouration of the stones varies from side to side, as is shown in the photographs. The kyanite is translucent, so the shade of blue varies with the light. They are at their best in daylight. The subtleties of semiprecious stones are very difficult to capture in photographs: these earrings are much lovelier than the photographs show.
The kyanite drops are wire-wrapped with non-tarnish, silver coloured, artistic wire, and hang from sterling silver filled ear-hooks. 'Silver filled' means that the core of the component is covered with a thick layer of silver – much thicker than silver plate. These silver-filled ear hooks are copper based, look like sterling silver to the naked eye, and will wear much better than silver plated hooks would. They are stamped "925/10SF", which means that the outer ten percent of the hook consists of .925 silver (sterling silver). They have an anti-tarnish coating to preserve their shine for even longer.

The 'Asymmetrical Kyanite' earrings are a limited edition Whiteleaf Jewellery design: only four pairs were made, and each pair is quite different. The remaining available pairs can be found here in my Felt shop.

This is pair #1 of the 'Asymmetrical Kyanite' earrings. One earring measures 40mm from top to bottom, and the kyanite drop is 11mm across. The other earring measures 44mm, and the kyanite drop is 11.5mm across.

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Whiteleaf Jewellery – earthy, eclectic adornments for nature lovers.