Handcrafted Stunning Dendritic Black and White Agate and Sterling Silver Drop Earrings
Handcrafted Stunning Dendritic Black and White Agate and Sterling Silver Drop Earrings, Dendtritic Agate, Paisley Drop, White Agate, Earring
Ready for a super short and fun geology-slash-history lesson? Here goes!
Dendritic agate is typically a whitish-gray or colorless chalcedony with tree- or fern-like markings known as dendrites. These are just interesting inclusions of minerals that create the lovely pattern you see here.
The famous Russian jeweler Carl Faberge, who was commissioned by the Russian Imperial Court from 1885 to 1916, used dendritic agate along with diamond and other precious stones for many of his pieces. Dendritic agate is prized in Russia as a stone of longevity, good health and prosperity.
Okay, history lesson over (but aren't you glad you know about the Faberge eggs?!) and all sass aside, these earrings are gorgeous, with very intricate and fascinating patterns created by a skilled lapidary artist cutting the stone in a precise way. Our in-house silversmith then sets the gemstones in a sterling silver bezel and adds silver beading around the edges, and you get this one-of-a-kind pair of dangle earrings!
You'll enjoy wearing these gorgeous earrings because they go with anything and will get you compliment after compliment. They drop 1 5/8" from the earlobe and measure 5/8" across the widest part.