SAO TOME Turquoise Dangle Earrings
SAO TOME – natural green turquoise nuggets with blue turquoise and Baltic amber chips feature hammered antique brass dangle spears.
TURQUOISE- Egyptians prized Turquoise as a Life Stone. The oldest pieces of jewelry set with this gem are four bracelets found on the mummified arm of Queen Zar. She ruled in Egypt about 5500 BC. Highly revered in Tibet, a Turquoise stone was carried throughout one's entire life. It was exchanged as currency & the finest stones were considered more valuable than gold.
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.
The earrings measure 3” in total length.