Alaskan Native crafted ivory with bubblegum pink, man-made Yag trillion gems as the stunning center stones of this beautiful earring set.
Beautiful, one of a kind Native Alaskan made earrings – although the same precious stones may be used, no two sets will ever be exactly the same – your assurance of a unique collectable.
Bubblegum Pink, lab created Yag also known as Diamondtella (tm) trillion cut gems. Very nice bright pink color! Gems total weight minimum 2.0 ct, gem size 6mm by 6mm. Total earring weight 27.0 ct. Size 20mm H x 11.83mm W x 7.15mm depth. Earrings set with sterling silver fish hook ear wires.
Earring art set crafted by verified Alaskan Native Artist through the Silver Hand program, your assurance of authentic Native Art. Each set comes with Silver Hand tag bearing artist name, permit number and date created.
Additional gem information:
From www.jtv, YAG is yttrium aluminum garnet (Y3Al5O12), a manmade material used as a gemstone. It was developed in the 1960s and has been sold as a gem in the market since 1969. Don't be fooled by the "garnet" in YAG's name; YAG has the same basic crystal structure as garnet, but it is not a garnet. It also doesn't have a counterpart in nature; that is, it's not a synthetic version of any "real" or "natural" gemstone. YAG is most often used as a diamond stimulant, but it can be almost any color. It is a fairly hard 8 on Mohs' hardness scale.
I only use a few types of man-made gems in my work, and because of the quality - this is one of them.
STATE OF ALASKA SILVER HAND PROGRAM TRADEMARK
The Silver Hand seal is protected under State of Alaska trademark statute and regulation. The seal may only be used by individuals (other than Silver Hand permit holders) or organizations with Alaska State Council on the Arts’ explicit permission. Courtesy Alaska Council of the Arts http://www.eed.state.ak.us/aksca/native.htm