Carnelian Earrings

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 Stone:  Carnelian is a variety of chalcedony and is a beautiful orange.  These carnelian 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. 

The Setting:  Sterling silver is hand built by me wire by wire.  Each piece is unique and crafted with attention to detail.  As with all handmade items there will be variations.

This pair:  These earrings are symmetric.  Both stones match pretty well and both are prong set

The earrings hang approximately 1 5/8 inch.  They are about 3/4 inch wide. I have left this pair shiny silver.