THE STORY BEHIND THE JEWELRY
WhiteRock Eagle Spirit Jewelry Theme* (See description below).
Post dangle earrings measure approximately 1-1/4" long and 7/8" at widest point.
This pair of earrings is a part of our exclusive WhiteRock collection, which is a beautiful selection of excellently designed jewelry. The jewelry is handmade out of genuine sterling silver and multicolor inlay using some of the best silversmiths and inlayers in the world. The stones used in every piece create some of the most incredible color combinations. Each is hand selected and is of the highest and best quality anywhere. The inlay in this pair of earrings is individually made and inlayed using stones which are hand cut and carefully set into place creating this absolutely incredible piece. This stone inlay combination is called Eagle Spirit* (See description below). The workmanship and detail are spectacular! The inlay is carefully set, while forming a lovely Kokopelli design. Thin silver lines highlight in between the inlay for a gorgeous look. The Kokopelli is a common fertility symbol throughout the Southwest. In some beliefs, the Kokopelli visits various communities, seducing and impregnating the young women drawn to the tones of his flute playing. The earrings are stamped sterling and hallmarked.
Eagle Spirit Jewelry Theme:
*Eagle Spirit is a WhiteRock color scheme that is hand made using a specific combination of stones. The stone combination is made up of the following colors: green, and opal. These colors are made using the highest grades of stones. Given the variety of colorations that are used in the WhiteRock collection and the rarity of the highest quality stones, keeping the colors of each scheme consistent with a certain high grade stone is a challenge. In order to have these color schemes consistently available, the following stones are used:
*Green: The real stones that are used in different instances for green are Gaspeite, Emerald Valley Turquoise, Mojave Turquoise, and other high quality turquoise stones.
*Opal: Blue or White manmade fiery opal.
Turquoise is the birthstone of December. It is believed that turquoise tends to bring good fortune, strength and helps overcome illness. Turquoise got its name from the Levantine traders called Turks who brought the stone to Europe from Persia via Turkey centuries ago. Native Americans have prized turquoise since the time of the Aztecs, who mined it in New Mexico. The natural variations that occur in turquoise are part of their appeal and beauty.
Most people know Opal for its distinctive play of color, it is semi-transparent solidified mineral composed of silicon and water, and it gets its name from the Latin word "Oplus" meaning precious stone. Opal is October's birthstone. It is believed to release self-consciousness allowing spontaneous action, and awakens one's psychic and mystical qualities.