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Half Moon Earrings with Aventurine in Copper (1)

Half Moon Earrings with Aventurine in Copper (1)

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These extra-long geometric dangle earrings are handcrafted from recycled copper. Each half-moon is textured and oxidized to emphasize the details, then embellished with a 6mm round natural aventurine. The extra-long ear wires add movement and are handcrafted from recycled sterling silver and hammered for strength and style. These earrings are available with a variety of textures and gemstones, for other colors, check out our other listings!

Drop Length: 17 mm long x 25 mm wide
Earring Length (including ear wire): 60 mm
Stone Size: 6 mm round

Materials:

Aventurine
Aventurine is a variety of Quartz characterized by bright inclusions of Mica or other minerals that give a shimmering or glistening effect to the stone, referred to as aventurescence, especially notable when tumbled or polished. Its name is derived from the Italian a ventura or all’avventura, meaning “by chance,” and refers to the Italian glass from the 1700s, produced when a worker accidentally dropped metal filings into a vat of melting glass. Once cooled, the result was pleasing with its randomly spaced iridescent sparkles, and it was used to make jewelry and other items. The name Aventurine was later given to the natural stone which looked like the industrial product. Aventurine is most commonly green, though it also forms in blue, red to reddish-brown, dusty purple, orange or peach, yellow, and silver-gray. It is mostly translucent and often banded, but an overabundance of an included mineral may render it opaque. The color of Green Aventurine comes from Fushite particles within the Quartz, while shades of red, brown and orange are attributed to Hematite or Goethite inclusions. Peach and yellow Aventurine include Pyrite with their Mica crystals, Blue Aventurine contains inclusions of Dumortierite, while the purple variety is colored by Lepidolite.

Copper
100% of the Copper used in our designs is recycled. Copper is a base metal, and one of the few metals that occur in nature in a directly usable metallic form. In its elemental form, copper is soft, shiny, highly malleable and resistant to corrosion from air and water. When copper is in direct contact with the skin, the micro-nutrient properties of copper enter the bloodstream through the skin as a copper salt. Some wearers of copper jewelry find it relieves the symptoms of arthritis and circulation problems. The acidic nature of human sweat and other chemicals on the skin, such as soaps, lotions, and makeup, may react with the copper in your jewelry. This reaction causes a green patina or surface coating to form on the copper, and that color gets transferred onto the skin. This discoloration is harmless and will disappear when the jewelry is removed. If this bothers you, you can paint the inside of your jewelry with clear nail polish, creating a layer between your ring and your skin.

Silver
100% of the silver used in this design is recycled. Silver is a precious metal, and Pure silver, also called fine silver, is 99.9% pure, often stamped ".999". Pure silver is too soft for products like jewelry. So, to make fine silver more durable copper is added, creating sterling silver, which is 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper, often stamped "sterling" or ".925". Our sterling silver only ever contains silver and copper, and never contains other metals like zinc and nickel, which can irritate sensitive skin. Over time, any sterling silver jewelry exposed to air will tarnish, but this tarnish can be easily removed with a polishing cloth.

Materials

Recycled Sterling Silver

Recycled Copper

Brass

Sterling Sliver Chain

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