Alaskan Native crafted ivory and round, natural Clinohumite 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.
Clinohumite round gems, sized 7.52 mm x 7.47 mm x 5.09 mm. Very nice orange sparkle! Gems total weight 3.3 ct, total earring weight 33.77 ct. Size 1.5 in H x 0.6 in W x 0.16 in 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.Wikipedia and artist, Clinohumite is an uncommon member of the humite group, first discovered in 1846. Until very recently clinohumite was thought to be one of the rarest gemstones in the world and although now more accessible, is still highly prized for its color. In addition to its comparative rarity, Clinohumite is relatively brittle so special care should always be taken to keep both the gem and the ivory settings in its original condition. Steam and ultrasonic cleaners, household chemicals, and prolonged exposure to excessive heat should all be avoided and will damage both – a gentle application of a damp cloth for the gemstone, silver polishing paper for the silver setting/findings and the use of a polishing stick for the ivory with keep this jewelry as new for generations.Clinohumite and ivory jewelry should always be stored in a fabric-lined box away from other jewelry items to avoid damage / scratching.
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