Cascade Earrings - Amethyst and Moonstone

Desert Bloom Designs Boutique

My Story:  My studio sits in the Foothills of Tucson, Arizona, where I find my inspiration every day.  I love the colors and the textures from nature that surround me and try to recreate the desert in my glass and jewelry.  I love gemstones and rocks of all colors and shapes.  And for this colection I have chosen some very  special stones.  I have a bad habit of buying beautiful stones and then hoarding them for that very special piece.  Well, the day has arrived and I have created some pieces that allow these gemstones to shine.

The Stones:  The stones in this earring are amethyst and moonstone.  Both are rose-cut which is a method of faceting gemstones so that the base of the stone is wide, flat, and unfaceted, whereas the top of the stone is domed and covered with triangular facets. 

Amethyst is a protective stone that helps to relieve stress and anxiety in your life
Moonstone represents inner clarity, cyclical change, and a connection to the feminine. It is a symbol of light and hope and also encourages us to embrace new beginnings.

The Setting:  Sterling silver bezel set.  Each piece is unique and crafted with attention to detail.  As with all handmade items there will be variations.

This pair:  These earrings are asymmetric.  Asymmetry means that the earrings are not identical, but the elements achieve the perception of equillibrium.  Asymmetry heightens the emotional impact and dramatic tension of the earrings. 

The earrings hang approximately  2 1/2 inch.  

If you want to see me trying on the cascade earrings watch my youtube video