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4 Pairs Sterling Silver Post Earrings
HK Item #BBE70
100% solid silver won't tarnish but it is too soft to use for making jewelry - it could easily be scratched, dented and bent. Sterling silver has a small amount of one or more other metals usually copper, added to the silver. To be called sterling silver, the alloy must contain at least 92.5% pure silver. Sterling silver alloy is harder than pure silver but the added metals also can cause discoloration or tarnish.
Turquoise is associated with the sky,
and bringing sky energy to earth. It is known as a master healer stone as it is
believed to help speed the healing process. It is also thought that turquoise
can help promote honest and clear communication from the heart.
Malachite has been carved into ornaments
and worn as jewelry for thousands of years, and in some ancient civilizations
it was thought to be a protection from evil if worn as jewelry. Malachite is generally
found with blue Azurite, and sometimes the two may occur admixed or banded together,
forming "Azure-malachite". Read
What is Spiny Oyster?
Spiny oyster, not surprisingly, is an oyster that is covered with spines. Like coral or mother-of-pearl, the shell of spiny oyster is considered an organic gemstone. The portion of the shell used to make jewelry is aragonite, which consists of calcium carbonate (CaCO3). Aragonite has the same chemical formula as calcite. Spiny oysters are found along the Atlantic coast of Baja California and Baja Mexico. Common colors vary from orange, found in shallow waters, to red and purple from deeper waters. The shell is also found in white, yellow, pink and brown. Polished shell has definite striations and color variation. Red spiny oyster has been used as a subsititute for coral.
Our Bargain Barn
is a mixed bag of new and used items. They might come from
inheritances, estate sales, private collections, and store liquidations. We'll
give you as much information as we can, but often the materials, date and origin
For vintage items visit our Vintage Shop.
For new items visit our New Jewelry Store.