A gorgeous pair of natural Mojave Orange-Brown Turquoise lever back earrings for pierced ears. Platinum over copper with magnets and stainless steel for you to wear for your holistic approach to optimal mental and physical health!
The stones in this pair of earrings are smooth, oval cabochons and they are beautiful. The lever backs will help prevent loss, as they snap in place to keep from falling off your ears.
This pair of earrings would make a great vessel for a single or a set of spirits, or use as a portal to one of the wonderful gods, goddesses, and other entities on our website, which is why you're finding it in our Portal & Spirit Vessel Options category.
Turquoise is a true cultural chameleon, appearing in some of the world’s most significant civilizations. While Egyptians, Mesopotamians (modern-day Iraq), Persians (modern-day Iran), Mongols, Tibetans, Chinese and Native Americans all greatly valued Turquoise, the two geographic areas forever linked with this gemstone are the Middle East and the Americas. Today, Turquoise is Iran’s national gemstone and also strongly associated with Native American jewelry, such as Zuni bracelets and Navajo belts.
Despite its long history, Turquoise wasn’t always called Turquoise. In Persian, the gem is called ‘ferozah’, which means ‘victorious’, and until the 13th century in Europe it was called ‘calläis’ (beautiful stone), probably from the Roman gem names ‘callainos’ or ‘callaina’. While some mineralogists and gemstone authors think these names represented our Turquoise during antiquity, others disagree.
While Mohave Turquoise is an assembled gemstone, the complexity and uniqueness of its crafting process, combined with the sole source, makes it extremely rare, especially in calibrated sizes for jewelry collections. So creating two equally sized (calibrated) stones to make this gorgeous pair of earrings had to have been a tedious feat, indeed.