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Gray and Brown Sonoran Dendritic Rhyolite Earrings, Long Stone Teardrop Earrings in Nickel-Free Niobium



These elegant but simple stone teardrop earrings feature beautifully patterned brown and grey sonoran dendritic rhyolite. The integrated earhooks are made from polished niobium wire, its natural gray color blending perfectly with the stones. These natural stone earrings with their fall to winter colors would make an earthy statement with a simple dress, tailored jacket, or cozy layered sweater with jeans. 

Gray and brown stone teardrop earrings details:

  • Long tapered teardrop shape is about 11mm wide or 0.4 inch
  • Stone teardrops are 1.625 inches long or 41mm
  • Earrings measure 2.375 inches long from the top of the ear wire, that's about 60mm
  • Handcrafted in natural niobium wire
  • Nickel allergy safe wear

Sonora dendritic "jasper" or "rhyolite" is a lapidary material found in Sonora Mexico just south of the US Arizona border. It is an opaque rock notable for its banded and feather-like patterns. Usually in maroon or pinkish red, red brown, and blue-grey colors it is actually a fairly soft stone, softer than either jasper or rhyolite that make up the trade name. It will sometimes be referred to simply as "Sonora Dendritic". The stones for these earrings have none of the maroon color, just a wintery palette of dark red brown, blueish slate gray, and pale dove gray. They are lovely in a moody sort of way.

I chose to suspend the graceful Sonora dendritic teardrops on a simple drop earring. I shaped the setting from one piece of nickel-free niobium wire, the hammered end of which nestles at the top of the stone teardrops. The gray stones will sway with gentle side-to-side movement. The effect is elegant and sleek and these handcrafted earrings dress up or down along with your mood.

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