Gypsy Hoop Basket Earrings with Garnet Teardrops. Antiqued Bronze. Fusion Bellydancer. BoHo Chic. Temple Goddess. Tribal Filigree. January Birthstone.
Garnet Teardrops and Tribal Bronzed Antiqued Gypsy Hoop/Basket Earrings. For the Tribal/Fusion Bellydancer, BoHo Chic or Temple Goddess. These delicately detailed floral basket hoops have the look of old Tribal earrings but they are much lighter, being made from Bronzed Tibetan Silver (pewter). They have 5 beautiful Garnet tear-drop dangles.
Garnet unites the energy of scarlet and red with the more muted, earthy overtones of brown. It is intimately tied to the Earth, and is a talisman of protection and unyielding strength, increasing willpower and resistance to all things negative. Associated with the First Chakra, it is a stone of physical love and relationships, and a spiritual stone of psychic protection.
The name Garnet is derived from the Latin name Granatum, a pomegranate, because of the resemblance the granular varieties of Garnet bears to the seeds of that fruit. Garnets were used in the former Czechoslovakia as far back as the Bronze Age, and in Egypt more than five thousand years ago. They were used in Sumeria around 2100 B.C. and in Sweden between 1000 and 2000 B.C. They were also popular in ancient Greek and Roman civilizations. In Europe during the Middle Ages, Garnet was used to enhance truth, faith and constancy, and to dispel melancholy. Garnet is said to have been one of the twelve stones in the Breastplate of the High Priest, and has been used as a sacred stone by the Native American Indians, the South American Indians, the Aztecs, the African tribal elders, and the Mayans.
✩Size (all measurements are approximate)✩
4cm from top of finding to bottom, 3.5cm width
Due to the integral design of the ear findings a direct swap for non-pierced finding is not available.
The gypsy hoop style findings are also suitable to wear through gauged flesh tunnels.
Your purchase will come gift wrapped in a lovely organza bag, acid free coloured/patterned tissue paper (colour+patterns may vary depending on season/item) and a sturdy outer packing mini corrugated cardboard box, ready to give as a loving gift to someone special or for a treat for yourself.
If you have any special requests, please ask.
✩The hand photo✩
Meet Mephisto the measuring hand, he will help show you the rough scale of the jewellery. The hand is exactly the same size as my own hand (I’m an average UK ladies size 7 glove).
If you like these earrings see my other listings for a beautiful co-ordinating necklace, or if none are listed message me and request a custom design.