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earrings with chrysoprase

Dostawa: 7 dni

350.00 PLN

Earrings with chrysoprases, olivines and apatites.

The pendants are made of a 14 carat gold alloy.

Chrysoprase’s name is derived from the Greek words, 'chrusos' and 'prason', meaning 'gold' and 'leek', respectively; referring to its leek-green color and the presence of golden inclusions. It was often used by the Greeks, Romans and Egyptians to make seals, signets, jewellery and other ornamental objects because of its beautiful, vivid green colour. It is said to have been the favourite gemstone of Alexander the Great.

Olivines are found near volcanoes but also on meteorites that orbit near Mars and Jupiter and on the Moon and Mars. In 2011,a NASA telescope observed sparkling green olivine crystals falling through a cloud of gas near a developing star. It was hypothesised that air currents raised freshly crystallised specks of olivine from the surface of the star into the atmosphere to make it drop down in an effect similar to rain. Known mining sites include Eifel in Germany, the Canary Islands, Myanmar, Arizona, and New Mexico in the United States.

Apatite contains many minerals and it also exists in numerous colours. Apatite was already known in ancient Greece, where it got its name. Its name is derived from the Greek word apatos, meaning “to deceive” because of its likeness to other stones. Most often mined in Brazil, Madagascar, the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Due to the fact that each pair of Elfjoy earrings is hand-made, as a single copy, made of natural stones, it may be slightly different from the one shown in the picture. This does not mean, however, that it will be any less charming.