Insouciant Studios Melon Earrings Watermelon Tourmaline Fluorite Apatite
Insouciant Studios Melon earrings handmade from genuine, natural AAA grade watermelon tourmaline in shades of green, pink fluorite, and gorgeous faceted pale green apatite. These earrings are both subtle and stunning, and elegant mix of soft colors that will move effortlessly from day to night and from jeans to formal wear. 925 Sterling Silver construction and earwires. Very lightweight.
Total Length: 1 3/4 inches, 4 1/2 cm
Total Width: 1/2 inch, 8 mm
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]