Lapis and Turquoise copper dew drop earrings
These beautiful earring showcase hand selected tumbled Lapis stones artfully framing a singular Turquoise drop. The subtle flash of the hand forged copper wire enhances the earthy veins that break up the rich colors of the Lapis and Turquoise. Every stone is carefully selected for balance and symmetry framed by an asymmetrical hand forged copper “dew” drop. The asymmetry and symmetry in this piece provide visual balance without definite lines.
Due to the handmade nature of each piece, items may vary slightly from those shown. The individuality of each piece is what makes each item special and unique. Please note that the colors, length and shapes of the stones and metals may vary slightly from one pair to another, and that colors and finishes may appear slightly different on your computer monitor.
Length is approximately 2 1/4″ measured from the top of the ear wire.
Properties of the stones:
Lapis possesses enormous serenity and quickly releases stress, bringing about peace. This stone harmonizes the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels bringing about self-knowledge. Lapis Lazuli encourages taking charge of life by revealing inner truth. Lapis brings qualities of honestly, compassion, and uprightness to the personality. Lapis is a powerful thought amplifier. It stimulates the higher faculties of the mind, bringing objectivity and clarity.
Turquoise is an efficient healer, providing solace to the spirit and well being for the body. Turquoise is traditionally a protective stone said to enhance intuition. Turquoise dissolves a martyred attitude or self-sabotage. Mentally, it instills inner calm while remaining alert. Physically, Turquoise is an excellent stone for exhaustion, depression, or panic attacks.
Caring for your Artisan Jewelry:
Please be mindful that wire jewelry is very delicate and should be handled with the utmost care to ensure years of wear. I advise against wearing your jewelry to bed as the delicate wire pieces may become misshapen. It is also a good idea to avoid swimming or sunbathing in your jewelry as this may speed up the natural patina process.
Clean your Sage & Stone pieces regularly with warm water, a soft bristled brush and an ammonia and phosphate free dishwashing soap. Be sure to rinse throughly and gently pat dry. Regular cleanings will help prevent items from becoming heavily tarnished. Please avoid abrasive polishes as these may scratch the metals as well as degrade soft stones. If your pieces need a deeper cleaning method please refer to specific metal spot treatments below.
Spot treating Copper:
If your copper piece requires deeper cleaning, a simple mixture of lemon juice and salt will suffice. Be extra cautious to spot treat ONLY, as the high acidity in lemon will degrade softer stones if they come in contact with the lemon mixture. I advise using a Q-tip to gently swipe the copper areas you wish to clean and quickly rinse with warm water. Gently pat dry and your copper piece will shine like it’s new.
How to keep your Copper from tarnishing:
Copper can tarnish as a result of exposure to air, sunlight, and contact with common household cleaners as well as lotions and perfumes. Prevention and proper care for your Copper is the best defense in keeping your Copper pieces looking new. When not wearing, it is recommended that you store your Copper items in an air tight plastic with an anti-tarnish strip.
Of course, part of the fun in working with metals is appreciating the natural patina that develops over time. If you prefer the look of patinated silver and copper then simply cleaning with gentle soap and warm water will allow your Sage & Stone pieces to develop their own unique personality.