Assorted Stone Tree of Life Earrings - Silver

Stone: Amethyst, Peridot, Citrine, Howlite, Garnet, Iolite, Labradorite
Materials: Silver wire wrapping
Size: approx 1" length each

Crafted with high quality materials and gemstones, you'll want to make this an essential part of your personal style.

Amethyst is a purple variety of quartz and owes its violet color to irradiation, iron impurities, and the presence of trace elements, which result in complex crystal lattice substitutions. The hardness of amethyst is the same as quartz, 7. The ancient Greeks wore amethyst and carved drinking vessels from it in the belief that it would prevent intoxication.  Amethyst is the power stone of the Crown Chakra and is thought to transform negative energy into positive energy, open intuition, clear and liberate; help with grief and sadness and bring inner peace; awaken and stimulate awareness. 

Citrine is the yellow to brownish-red variety of the mineral quartz. Citrine is widely used as a gemstone, and after amethyst, citrine quartz is the most popular quartz gem. Citrine has the same Mohs rating as quatrz, 7.  Citrine quartz is thought to aid in self-expression and give courage to face life’s challenges. 

Garnets are a group of silicate minerals that have been used since the Bronze Age as gemstones and abrasives. All species of garnets possess similar physical properties and crystal forms, but differ in chemical composition.  Garnets are rated between 6.5 and 7.5 on the Mohs hardness scale.  Garnets are thought to open the heart's expressions of love, passion and sensuality.

Howlite, a calcium borosilicate hydroxide, is a borate mineral found in evaporite deposits. Crystals of howlite are rare, having been found in only a couple localities worldwide. Howlite is associated with independence and taking control of one’s own life and is thought to increases receptivity.

Iolite is the gemstone name for the mineral, cordierite.  The name "iolite" comes from the Greek word for violet. Another old name is dichroite, a Greek word meaning "two-colored rock", a reference to cordierite's strong pleochroism. iolite has also been called "water-sapphire" and "Vikings' Compass" because of its usefulness in determining the direction of the sun on overcast days, the Vikings having used it for this purpose. Iolite is thought to help open upper chakras and aide in communication of spiritual concepts

The geological type area for labradorite is Paul's Island near the town of Nain in Labrador, Canada. It has also been reported in Norway, Finland. Labradorite occurs in mafic igneous rocks and is the feldspar variety most common in basalt and gabbro. Labradorite can display an iridescent optical effect known as labradorescence. Labradorite is rated between 6 and 6.5 on the Mohs hardness scale.  Labradorite is thought to sharpen intuition; enhance emotional depth, self-reflection and search for truth.

Peridot is gem-quality olivine, which is a silicate mineral. Peridot is one of the few gemstones that occur in only one color, olive green. The intensity and tint of the green, however, depends on the percentage of iron that is contained in the crystal structure, so the color of individual peridot gems can vary from yellow, to olive, to brownish-green. Peridot is rated between 6.5 and 7 on the Mohs hardness scale.  Peridot is thought to promote independence; dissipate anger and promote one to admit mistakes.
*Each piece is similar, though no item at Crystal Joys is exactly the same as every item uses a unique stone that is non-fabricated. Every item at Crystal Joys is truly "one of a kind". Slight variations in color, size and shape exist.

 




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