Alaskan Native crafted ivory with a set of stunning, natural Red Nigerian Spessartite trillion cut center stones as the focal point of this unique 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.
Deep, Sparkling, Red Spessartite trillion shaped gems, sized 5.4mm x 5.35mm each. Very nice deep red sparkle! Gems total weight 1.34ct, total earring weight 16.5ct. Size 20.7mm H x 11.96mm W x 6.41mm 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.geology.com, Spessartine garnet Spessartine is also known as "spessartite" or as "mandarin garnet" because of its yellow-orange to orange-red color. It is a popular variety of garnet used in jewelry.
More from www.gemselect.com, Spessartite garnet belongs to the large and varied mineral group of garnet. The fiery sunny-orange stone is growing in demand for its very good hardness (7.5 on the Mohs scale) and its brilliance due to its high refractive index. Spessartite garnet is commonly cut either in facets or in cabochon and makes an interesting and colorful piece of jewelry.
Until the recent discovery of a mine in Namibia, spessartite garnet was rarely seen in jewelry. Its name is derived from former occurrences in the German "Spessart" Forest. In the past, garnets were exchanged between friends to symbolize their affection, and to ensure they meet again.
Garnet is a birthstone for January.
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