Stunning Alaskan Native crafted Cabochon Earrings cut from the finest Imperial Mexican Jasper to make this unique earring set.
Beautiful, one of a kind Native Alaskan made earrings set – although the same stunning cabochon stones may be used, no two sets will ever be exactly the same – your assurance of an exclusive collectable.
Very distinctive banded and layered red coloring! Cabochon earring set total weight 33.76ct. Size 37.72mm H X 24.84mm W X 3.8mm depth.Earrings are set with sterling silver fish hook ear wires.
Earring as 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.gemselect.com, Jasper is derived from the Greek for "spotted stone". Jasper is usually considered a chalcedony, but scientists put it in a group by itself because of its grainy structure. Finely grained, dense jasper contains up to twenty percent foreign materials that determine its color, streak and appearance. Uniform jasper is rare; it is usually multicolored, striped, spotted or flamed.
Chrysoprase, a bright apple green translucent chalcedony, is the most valued. Some treasured jasper stones exhibit a picture that appears to be taken from nature and are called "landscapes". Another specialty is bloodstone or blood jasper, also known as "heliotrope"; a dark green chalcedony or jasper with flecks of red. Most jasper is opaque and takes an excellent polish. Jasper is used for ornamental objects, cabochons and stone mosaics. Care must be taken during cutting. Banded jasper tends to separate along the layers.
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