New Day Earrings
A colorful conbination of Turquoise, Gaspeite and Red Spiney Oyster hanging from sterling silver earwires.
Turquoise continues to increase in price as more imitations are created but imitations won’t bring the gifts that the true gemstones carry. Some of what is sold as Turquoise is actually howlite or magnesite that is dyed blue and not Turquoise at all. Turquoise assists in spiritual attunement, strength and grounding. It is protective and excellent for astral travel. It heals this life and past life blocks in the throat chakra; opens, heals, and releases this life and past life fear and grief. It heals sadness about one’s life and deeds, heals karmic and this life shame and guilt. It connects physical and spiritual awareness and develops inner strength and calm. Turquoise also heals the emotions and emotional body and enhances communication and creativity.
Spiny Oyster Shell thrives in the warmer waters off the South American coast of Ecuador and Northern Peru and off the coast of Baja California, Mexico. Part of its value to the ancient Peruvians was due to the difficulties involved in harvesting these beautiful shells. They were used by the ancient Incas in jewelry and as money in other pre-Columbian cultures. Shell color will vary due to the changing temperatures in ocean waters and is available in various shades of orange, red and purple and occasionally yellow. It was the shell most loved by the Mayan people, and has been found in abundance in archeological excavations of the Anasazi, Mogollon and Hohokam of Southwest. There are limited suppliers for the Spiny Oyster beads and due to it’s rarity it brings a higher price. It has always been a favorite of the Native American Indian jewelry artists. The quality is determined by the amount of color in the beads as opposed to the amount of white. The colors are difficult to capture with a camera but they’re a deep rich rust orange. Spiny Oyster is thought to encourage joy, security and adaptability.
Gaspeite is a relatively rare mineral, found only in a few localities. Its light green, almost apple green color is quite unique and some varieties are almost a neon green. It may contain brownish patches which may give it a distinctive character. Gaspeite is found around nickel sulfide deposits and is named for the locality of Gaspe Peninsula, Quebec, Canada where it was originally found. Sources are Canada and Western Australia. Emotionally, it reduces distress and brings assurance. It also reduces ignorance, particularly emotional ignorance. It also helps attracts friends and friendship. Aboriginals use gaspeite to bring visions and grant success. Metaphysically, gaspeite is best known for helping to bring spirituality into every day life. It brings good fortune and helps prevent loss. Physically gaspeite has been used for heart problems, lungs, and gallbladder. Gaspeite is primarily related to the Heart Chakra.
What a fun pair of earrings to wear on those days when you need some color! Length-3/4 inch drop.