Mud-cloth cowrie shell garnet cluster drop long dangle earrings
A 7x37mm long African mud-cloth bone tube centers these modern tribal earrings. Patterns are painted on the bead with a mineral-rich mud and left out in the sun to bake.
At the bottom of the earring is a wire-wrapped cowrie (cowry) shell, which stands for wealth and fertility. Throughout Africa and the Caribbean, cowrie shells are a symbol of Goddess protection.
Six wire-wrapped garnets dangle above the cowrie shell. The rest of the beads are gray-black iridescent freshwater pearls, and sterling silver.
From the top of the sterling silver ear wires, these earrings are 4-1/4" (10.5mm) long. They can be changed to plated clip or screw back findings for non-pierced ears.
Matching OOAK necklace available in this shop:
Amplifies and energizes the properties of other stones. Acts as a lens to energize the body's repair mechanisms. Stimulates blood flow, and inspires creativity and love. 1st chakra. January birthstone.
Balances emotions and soothes. 6th Chakra. June birthstone.
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If for any reason you don't like it, send it back in original condition with adequate padding. Full refund will be issued for the item, but not postage. Certain custom-made items may not be refundable -- please ask in advance if that's an issue. Returns must be made within 7 days of receipt.
International orders welcome! I ship via USPS (United States Postal Service.)
Insurance and/or priority mail are also available, but please message me first so I can change the shipping price to reflect these options.
If you live in an extremely remote area, yak delivery will incur an additional surcharge. Contact Express-Yaks-R-Us for further details.
If you don't pay for your item within one week, the sale will be canceled and the item re-listed.
Most items are shipped in bubble-wrap envelopes using clean recycled bubble wrap or packaging paper. If the purchase is for a gift, just ask and I'll include a small gift box or an organza bag or a tiny Tiffany-style turquoise shopping bag.
Beautiful and quick delivery.
The earrings are even prettier in person than on the web. I've gotten lots of compliments about them.