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Lapis, Sleeping Beauty Turquoise & White Topaz Drop Earrings

These 2.5" asymmetrical long sterling silver and gemstone drop earrings feature deep blue lapis oval marquis cabochons, along with white topaz and Sleeping Beauty turquoise pear cabochon.

  • Asymmetrical one of a kind earrings on leverbacks
  • Handcrafted in white rhodium over sterling silver
  • 2.5mm white topaz above 8 x 6mm lapis oval cabochon and 8 x 6mm Sleeping Beauty turquoise pear cabochon
  • Mix of stick pearl, Sleeping Beauty turquoise and lapis
  • Earring length approximately 2.5"

These drop earrings combine Lapis, Sleeping Beauty Turquoise and White Topaz Drop Earrings with both oval and pear shaped cabochons. The slight sway of the gemstone drops is reminiscent of cool breezes blowing onshore from the North Atlantic ocean.
What is a cabochon stone?
A cabochon (/ˈkæbəˌʃɒn/, from Middle French caboche "head") is a gemstone which has been shaped and polished as opposed to being faceted. The resulting form is usually a convex (rounded) obverse with a flat reverse. Cabochon was the default method of preparing gemstones before gemstone cutting was developed and you'll find cabochons throughout the collections.

Where do you find Sleeping Beauty Turquoise?
The Sleeping Beauty turquoise mine in Globe, Arizona was named after the mountain range where it is located, which from a distance is said to resemble a sleeping woman with her arms crossed. It is often used by Zuni Pueblo silversmiths in petite point, needlepoint, and inlay jewelry because of its natural hardness and consistent color.

Sleeping Beauty herself would love these 2.5" long asymmetrical earrings. Sleeping Beauty Turquoise is popular as a gemstone of dream and hope, and is believed to have power to improve communication skills. Lapis is one of the most sought after stones in use since man's history began. Its deep, celestial blue remains the symbol of royalty and honor, gods and power, spirit and vision. And White topaz symbolizes hope, love and happiness.

Turquoise is the December birthstone, We have options across all birthstones so you can enjoy a new piece on your next birthday!