Purple Awareness Earrings Amethyst Gemstone Silver Ribbons Handmade
These handmade purple awareness earrings feature amethyst gemstone rounds, Czech druk beads, silver-tone ribbon charms, and crystal-ornmented earring hooks. The amethyst beads (6mm) are faceted, providing a lovely combination of earthy and elegant styling. The Czech druk beads (4mm) are handmade from opaque glass and their purple color is finished with a warm, slightly pink hue. The awareness ribbons are nicely lightweight and shiny silver-plated charms.
Also used in this special pair are TierraCast silver-on-pewter daisy spacers (4mm, made in the USA), small and dainty silver-plated scalloped bead caps, sterling silver rounds (3mm), and Swarovski clear crystal bicones (4mm).
The earring hooks are sterling silver, with their sterling mark on the rear of the wires. I added a clear crystal bicone to each hook, to lend an extra hint of elegance as well as meaning.
Typically, I include clear or clear AB crystals somewhere in my purple awareness jewelry, as making this type of jewelry is always a meditation on my father, who, when elderly, developed serious dementia (regarded as Alzheimer's), which took his life. The crystals represent to me the clarity of mind and beauty of self that Alzheimer's dismantles. They also signify, in a simple way, the hope for a cure.
The design here is classic bead stack, with a bead-capped amethyst round centered on each earring dangle. This is framed top and bottom by split pairs of daisy spacers and purple druk beads. At the very bottom of the dangle is a sterling silver round and at the very top is a triple wire wrap. The awareness ribbon charm hangs from the dangle.
Lengthwise, these are fairly long earrings, approximately 2 inches from the earring hooks to the ribbon charms. My listing includes a measurement photo with a ruler to give you a clear idea of the length.
Pretty, elegantly earthly, and very meaningful, these purple awareness earrings were handmade with care, remembrance of my father, and best wishes for their destined wearer. They come on earring cards and wrapped inside a nice organza bag, ready for gifting.
About the Awareness Color:
Purple signifies awareness of Alzheimer's disease, pancreatic cancer, cystic fibrosis, fibromyalgia, lupus, migraine, domestic violence, Crohn's disease, gynecologic cancers, sarcoidosis, peripheral neuropathy, childhood hemiplegia and stroke, and more
A member of the quartz family, amethyst is regarded as a stone of protection that deflects negative influences, lowers stress, and calms the mind. It is also seen as a highly spiritual stone that nurtures inner peace and spiritual awareness. This gemstone has been valued since ancient times. It is associated with the crown chakra, and is the birthstone for February. Amethysts are actually crystals and often have inclusions, clouding, and other interesting elements to them, as well as various shadings of their distinctive purple color.
First Item: $17.50
Additional Items: $4.00
First Item: $4.00
Additional Items: $1.00
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These earings are soo cute! And very well made. I'm thrilled with my purchase!! Thanks again!!
These earings are soo cute! And very well made. I'm thrilled with my purchase!! Thanks again!!
This order was perfect in every way! I adore my new earrings . . . and am wearing them as I type this! Wish I could give a rating higher than a 10! Thank you, Mary!
This is gorgeous workmanship--unbelievably good value too! I'm thrilled with this set and have been wearing it nonstop. High quality and shipping came really fast. Even better than the photos! Highly recommended. I will be back for more Pretty Gonzo purchases soon!
These earrings were even more beautiful in person than I envisioned. The seller provides excellent communication from the time you order until the product is in your hands. Shipping was very quick and the earrings were wrapped beautifully with lovely note card. When you order from Pretty Gonzo, she makes you feel like you're receiving a gift from an old friend. I can't recommend this seller enough. Her jewelry is excellent quality, and her customer care is outstanding.