Forged Sterling and Garnet Boho Earrings
These gorgeous Boho earrings combine several exciting elements! The center bead is a Vintage Tibetan Yak Bone "wheel bead" with inlaid coral and turquoise bits. Directly from Tibet. Gorgeous rose cut Garnets dangle freely from hand forged sturdy Sterling Silver hoops. Each rose cut Purple Garnet sits within its own handmade Sterling Silver bezel setting, attached by Sterling wire.
With hand-formed Sterling Silver earwires
Purple Garnet is a rare hybrid garnet found in East Africa. The finest material, from Mozambique, has an amazing vivid purple hue with red flashes. These rare gems display a color change from grape to cranberry. with magenta flashes.
Many gem therapists view purple garnet as a crystal of inspiration and emotional healing. It is said to encourage love, kindness and compassion, and promotes self-worth and spiritual growth. In Ancient Egypt, this gemstone was a symbol of life. Purple garnet symbolizes constructiveness. The gemstone is also believed to bring hope to people.
This purple gemstone is said to treat disturbed blood circulation and strengthen the heart. Just like other varieties of garnets, purple garnet encourages feelings of joy, promotes willpower and stimulates the imagination.
Earrings have remained popular for more than 7000 years, and originated in ancient Asia. Egyptians would once wear earrings to signify the fact they were wealthy or of a higher class. However, in ancient Rome, earrings were worn only by slaves, and in ancient Greece by prostitutes.