These bright colorful earrings are bold and fun. Turquoise and rutilated quartz drop diamond earrings are hand selected and matched to create this beautiful earring pair. The gemstones are individually set in 18 karat white gold and accented with diamonds.
Every single gemstone is unique and different than the next. Rutile needles (composed of titanium oxide) form inside quartz crystals growing in the Earth and are then called "rutilated quartz".
The turquoise is from American classic turquoise mine - Sleeping beauty turquoise can be found in the southwestern part of the United States in Arizona. The highly sought after stone has made a tremendous impact on the history of turquoise over the years. The stone got its name because the mountain where it is mined resembles a sleeping woman laying on her back with arms crossed. Sleeping Beauty Turquoise is revered and highly sought after due to its pure sky blue color which shows very little to no veining or webbing. Even in rough form, the stones are vibrant and bright, even more blue than the bright Southwestern sky overhead. It’s pure color and natural strength make Sleeping Beauty a favorite for jewelry makers and artists around the world. Many of the most famous Southwestern turquoise mines have depleted their supply and ceased operation. The history of turquoise is ever changing as mines open, close and new types of turquoise are discovered. To this day, however, there has never been a stone that replicates the stunning beauty of Sleeping Beauty Turquoise. It is truly a gem of the Southwestern United States.
- Handcrafted in 18-karat white gold.
- Detailed in turquoise, rutilated quartz, and diamonds.
- Pave border with 128 white brilliant diamonds, .94 total carat weight.
- Measure 2" long.
- Finished on gold ear wires.