Insouciant Studios Companion Earrings Watermelon Tourmaline Pyrite and Rose Quartz
Insouciant Studios Presents the "Companion" Earrings featuring lovely faceted pyrite onion briolettes, pink shaded genuine AAA grade watermelon tourmaline, and stunning pink rose quartz ; gorgeous colors with loads of eye catching sparkle and inner light that is always appropriate and never over-the-top. 14k Gold fill construction and sealed 14k gold plate earwires. Earwires are gold plate over a pure copper base.
Total Length 1 1/2 inches
Width ~1/4 inch
Quartz (SiO2, Silicon Dioxide) is the second most abundant mineral of the Earth's crust. Quartz has a hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale, an occurs in a variety of colors, from colorless to black. Some of the colors have their own gem names:
Yellow and Purple: Ametrine
White: Milk, snow
Tourmaline [(Na, Ca)(Fe, Mg, Al, Li)3Al6(BO3)3 Si6)18(OH)4] is a highly variable mineral with a hardness of 7 to 7.5 on the Mohs scale. It occurs in many colors, including black, blue, green, pink, and colorless. The color is often zoned (more than one color in a crystal or gem). It is commonly associated with quartz and potassium feldspar, and is structurally related to beryl, cordierite, and dioptase. It is one of the few common Boron minerals. [Mineralogy, Perkins]