SEYCHELLES Aquamarine, Peridot and African Recycled Glass Earrings
SEYCHELLES EARRINGS– Blue African recycled powder glass beads with antique brass textured discs and small aquamarine dangles topped by round green peridot.
POWDER GLASS BEADS- Powder glass beads are made from finely ground glass, the main source being broken and unusable bottles and a great variety of other scrap glasses. The earliest powder glass beads on record were discovered during archaeological excavations at Mapungubwe, in present-day Zimbabwe, and dated to 970-1000 CE. In our time, the main area of powder glass bead manufacture is West Africa, most importantly, Ghana. Beads still play important roles in Krobo society, be it in rituals of birth, coming of age, marriage, or death.
AQUAMARINE-The name Aquamarine comes from a Latin word meaning “water of the sea”. The watery blue color adds to its reputation of being a good talisman for sailors. Sailors in the middle ages believed it would ensure a safe passage. Legends from the middle ages claim that Aquamarine was the treasure of mermaids and could cure the effects of poisoning.
PERIDOT is the only gemstone found in meteorites and is the birthstone for August. It is only found in the color green and is said to enhance positivity.
The earrings measure 2” in total length.