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SUMATRA Magnesite Amethyst and Wood Earrings


These earrings are 3" long and make a great statement with the SUMATRA Necklace listed here: http://riverpebblestonewear.com/product/sumatra-amethyst-and-coconut-shell-necklace

AMETHYST- Amethyst is a beautiful gem that ranges in color from light lavender to deep purple. Some Amethyst even has a mauve tint. The most valuable variety of Amethyst is colored deep medium purple with rose flashes. Cape Amethyst includes bands of milky white quartz.

MAGNESITE is typically white, but ranges from colorless to gray or tan. Some refer to it as "chalk turquoise" or "white turquoise," but magnesite is not related to turquoise.
For hundreds of years, many Native Americans, including the Pomo people of California, crafted magnesite into beads used as jewelry and currency. Magnesite beads were considered quite valuable and were traded individually, instead of by the strand like most money beads.
\Magnesite is found around the world, including much of Europe, Africa, Brazil, China, Korea and the U.S.A

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, and is sometimes color enhanced through a heat process finishing what nature started. Most of the natural Amber is from the region of the Baltic Sea or the Dominican Republic.

COPPER is well know to be a conductor of energy

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.  
Like the water of the sea for which it is named, Aquamarine comes in shades from blues to greens and most people find the colors soothing and calming.

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