These earthy dangle earrings feature large peacock vista jasper beads with a rich cluster of red jasper rounds and blush quartz. There is a lovely warmth to these gemstones that make them especially nice for the winter months ahead. The peacock vista jasper is especially interesting, with its blend of orange-red, cream, subtle green, brown, and grey colors. It is a very painterly looking kind of stone, and no two beads are exactly alike.
The bottom component of the design for this pair is made of the large peacock vista rounds (10mm), which are nestled between silver-plated scallop bead caps and shiny rondelles. Please note that these beads, being large, do have some weight. They are wire wrapped at the top and surmounted by bead clusters. Each cluster has four red jasper beads (4mm) and two blush quartz rounds (4mm), for six beads in all. Each bead is also wire wrapped.
The top component is made of peacock vista square beads (one per earring) between a pair of red jasper beads. The squares turn on their pins (are not wired tightly in one position), which I thought would be more fun because of their shape and the interesting variations in the stone.
The French hooks are sterling silver, with the sterling mark on the rear part of the hooks. They come with clear earnuts to help keep this pretty pair more secure on your ears.
The length for these earrings is around 2 1/4 inches, including ear hooks. My photos include a side-by-side measurement with a ruler, to give you a better idea of the length.
All together, these peacock vista and red jasper cluster earrings are a pretty pair for the winter months ahead, with earthy warm colors and stylish fun dangles!
About the Gemstones:
Jasper: In general, jasper is regarded as a positive and nurturing gemstone that is able to lift the spirits and protect the wearer from various forms of negativity. Like all jasper, Peacock Vista Jasper belongs to the chalcedony family of minerals and is a type of quartz. It is believed to be a protective stone that nurtures vitality. Red jasper is considered a protective stone of balance and justice. It is believed to foster compassion and self-control over emotional extremes.
Quartz is believed to be a stone of harmony that is able to increase various kinds of energy, including physical and mental. It is associated with many beneficial effects, such as mental clarity, and supposedly acts as a helper for patience, perseverance, and emotional stability.