Insouciant Studios "Tidepool" earrings featuring a vibrant combination of bright, natural vintage pink coral and bright aqua blue agates. Sterling silver construction and earwires.
These earrings are part of the Pacific Rim collection, inspired by the massive forces of geology and biology that have shaped and populated an immense chain of volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean. Sterling silver construction and earwires. Elegant and serene, this design seems as though it was harvested from the ocean floor. Dyed agate.
Total Length ~1 7/8 inches
Width 1/2 inch
Agate is one of many forms of SiO2 (Silicon Dioxide), the mineral quartz. Agate is a fibrous, microcrystalline variety of quartz that is often banded or variegated. It has a hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale (quite durable), and is possible in a wide range of colors. [Mineralogy, Perkins]
A note about the coral: I don't purchase natural coral (only glass replica), and I haven't in a long time. Some of my designs feature dead-wash coral that I have collected in small quantities from the beach myself. This design features old stock coral that we found on the original strand in a box in my grandmother's house-- it was purchased some time in the 50's or 60's. When the coral I have on hand is gone, it's gone.
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I will ship anywhere, and using any special service, upon request. Otherwise, I have pre-selected the most economical shipping service. Again, I am glad to make special arrangements--like local pick-up, just ask!