INTRIGUE Carnelian Earrings with Amber
INTRIGUE EARRINGS – carnelian squares dangled from Baltic amber chips with copper.
CARNELIAN is one of the oldest known gemstones, with written
records dating back over 4000 years. According to holy scriptures,
carnelian was one of the twelve gemstones worn on the breastplate of Aaron, the
first high priest of the Israelites and a prophet.
These little squares are characteristic of the wide variations in natural carnelian stone.
BALTIC AMBER begins as sticky resin oozed from ancient pine trees. Over time, through a process of heat and pressure, the resin hardens and fossilizes to become stone. Amber increases in value with the rarity and perfection of an entrapped object. Deposits have been found that range between 360 and one million years old and belong between the Carboniferous and Pleistocene geological periods. Amber can range in color from dark brown to a light almost clear lemon yellow.
COPPER- It is commonly known that copper has been used in bracelets to help those with arthritis.
The earrings measure 3” in total length.