Long Skinny Earrings with Bronzite and Chrysoprase Gemstones and Mixed Metals



Looking for something other than emerald for a May birthday gift? Take a look at chrysoprase, one of the birthstones for May. These handcrafted lapidary cut chrysoprase earrings have a rustic quality and artful flair that begs to be worn every day.

Chrysoprase earrings:

  • Natural green chrysoprase focal stones
  • Bronzite, chrysoprase, and copper accents
  • Handcrafted using 0.925 silver
  • 2.5-inches long (63mm) from the top of the ear hooks

Skinny rectangles of bright apple green chrysoprase splashed with brown matrix dangle beneath a beaded ornament of bronzite stone, chrysoprase, and copper potato chip discs. The design has an Asian influence and the pretty green slabs look a bit like the tassel beneath a paper lantern.

The beautiful Venusian green color of the chalcedony type gemstone is brought down to earth a bit with the brown bronzite stones and dark patina copper disks. The lapidary cut stones are slender rectangles about 3/16" wide and 1 1/4" long with a slight taper and outward flare. The bottom edge of the stone has been left "raw" while all other surfaces are polished and smooth. I've played with the "raw" and "natural" features in the design by choosing to accent the brown with darkened copper and bronzite while never losing the "special gem" by using precious sterling silver wire for the stringing and the ear hooks and high quality chrysoprase accent beads.

Chrysoprase should not be exposed to constant strong sunlight as the color might fade. Please store your earrings in a drawer or in the little satin pouch provided when you are not wearing them.