Gemstone French Hook Earrings
For centuries, cultures from around the world have used gemstones for personal adornment and for their healing characteristics. For example, the ancient Greeks used the Amethyst, which is a variety of the Quartz gemstone group, to ward off the effects of drinking "too much wine." Opals have been to symbolize "good luck".
Today, it is common for a person to have a personal gem stone. Usually, this personal stone may be associated with a zodiac sign or a birth month. This gem stone may represent a favorite color, or it may be an object that has been passed down through the generations. It is something that people develop a deep connection for.
Turquoise provides strength, protection from harm, psychic sensitivity, and a connection to the spirit world. If a friend gives you Turquoise as a gift, the stone will protect you from negative energy and good fortune, and brings peace to the home. It is a symbol of friendship. Turquoise takes on the characteristics of its owner, is considered to be on of the oldest stones, and requires the owner to give it proper attention.
Ancient Egyptian cultures made a practice of burying a Lapis lazuli scarab, which is a blue ancient gem stone, with the dead because it was believed to offer protection. These cultures valued lapis lazuli more highly than gold. The Greeks spoke of an ancient sapphire. There are also those people that believed dreaming of lapis would foretell love that would be forever faithful. When meditating with Lapis Lazuli, matters become clearer. It's considered to be one of the most powerful stones and care should be used. The Egyptians used Lapis as a symbol of truth.
In the past, Coral had been called the "garden of the sea". Although it was once believed to be a plant, scientists now know it contains living animals called polyps. It forms as a result of accumulated skeletal masses from these polyps. Red Coral is the most sought after color, but coral can also be found in pink, white, yellow, and black. Thousands of years ago, coral was used in decorative art objects. When worn as a necklace, it provides protection from skin disease and prevents ill fortune. A dream about Coral was believed to predict the recovery from a long illness, and it's used in meditation. A dark red coral stimulates the blood stream, and pink coral restores harmony of the heart, aids in depression, lethargy, and deficient nutrition.
A wide variety of traditional and modern techniques were used to create these Multi-Stone Silver or Gold French Hook Earrings which include inlay and silversmithing. These techniques were introduced by Native American cultures that include the Zuni, Hopi, and Navajo.