Falling Leaves Earrings

Falling Leaves Earrings


These earrings mimicked the falling leaves I watched out my studio window, as the beauty of fall slipped into the long, slumbering winter. The garnet, citrine and topaz are all natural stones.

Garnet, the birthstone of January, signifies eternal friendship and trust, and its use dates back to the Egyptians in 3100 B.C. The word garnet is derived from the word granatum, meaning seed, and is called so because of the gemstone’s resemblance to a pomegranate seed. This stone is most commonly found in Africa, Sri Lanka, and India and can be found in all colors ranging from a fiery orange to a rich green.

Topaz and citrine are both birthstone choices for November. The Ancient Egyptians and Romans associated topaz with the sun god, giving it the power to protect and heal. Topaz is a gemstone available in a rich rainbow of colors, including yellow, pink, purple, orange, and the many popular blue tones. Naturally blue topaz is very rare, but has become the most common color due to man’s ability to enhance the color of the stones.

Topaz can be found in many locations, including Russia, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Czech Republic, Germany, Norway, Pakistan, Italy, Sweden, Japan, Brazil, Mexico; Flinders Island, Australia; Nigeria and the United States.

Citrine, known as the “healing quartz,” is said to be a gift from the sun. This golden gemstone is said to support vitality and health while encouraging and guiding hope, energy and warmth within the wearer. Citrine can be found in a variety of shades ranging from pastel yellow to dark brownish orange. Citrine is found most frequently in Brazil, Bolivia, and Spain.

The earrings are 1-1/4 inches long and the earwires are handmade from sterling silver.

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