Tears of Aphrodite Baroque Pearl, Byzantine Inspired Chandelier Earrings. Champagne Cultured Pearls. Garnet Drops. Antiqued Bronze. January & June Birthstones.
Baroque Champagne Cultured Pearl Byzantine Inspired Chandelier Earrings with Garnet Drops. A beautiful and intricately detailed chandelier with a vine style decoration. The pearl is flanked by two Garnet tear drops; it is topped with a Garnet lozenge.
Cultured Pearls are real pearls, they have been made by the mollusc. Once the nucleus is inserted into the oyster the pearl growing process is the same as that of a natural pearl.Their outer coatings are the same material as a natural pearl, and they take years to form in a mollusc's mantle. It’s pretty much impossible to tell the difference between a natural and cultured pearl by just looking at its outer appearance. The only way to make absolute certain whether a pearl is natural or cultured is to perform an x-ray of the internal structure of the pearl.
Pearls are natural wonders that have been treasured for centuries by cultures ancient and modern around the world. Greek mythology proclaimed pearls to be tears of joy shed by the goddess Aphrodite. Ancient Egyptians associated pearls with Isis, the goddess of healing and life. Pearls are the Birthstone for June.
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. Garnet is the Birthstone for January and Zodiac stone for Capricorn.
✩Size (all measurements are approximate)✩
7.5cm from top of earwire to bottom
The pearls are around 10x11mm, and are a baroque shape.
These earrings come with very secure lever back findings (as pictured) which are suitable for pierced ears. But can be replaced (free of charge) with:
*large kidney wires, suitable for wearing though gauged tunnels, or if you prefer a longer earring (this will add approximately 2.5cm to the overall length).
Just add a message to me on your "shopping cart/Add a note to your order" to say what sort of ear-wire/finding that you want. If you do not include a message I will assume that you want the finding as shown in the photo.
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 coordinating necklace, or if none are listed message me and request a custom design.