Thursday, April 30, 2009
New-Shimmering Moonstone and Fresh Water Pearl Swirl Earrings
I've been slowly adding new stone earrings to our Etsy shop from the beads I recently I bought.
These are lovely Moonstone beads that I swirled together with Fresh Water Pearl.
The name Moonstone is derived from a visual effect, or sheen, caused by light reflecting internally in the moonstone from layer inclusion of different feldspars.When light falls between these thin, flat layers, it scatters in many directions producing the phenomenon called adularescence.
The Moonstone beads measure about 7/16" (1.2cm) long and wide. The entire earring measures about 1 3/8" (3.5cm) from the top of the sterling silver earwire to the bottom of the earring. All the wire including the earwire is sterling silver.