The rich midnight blue of sodalite gemstones, set in shining sterling silver. Handcrafted in Peru. Sodalite is a royal blue mineral, sometimes including white calcite. It is similar in color to lapis lazuli, and is used as an ornamental gemstone in jewelry-making. Sodalite ranges from opaque to transparent.
Smooth ovals of rich purple spondylus shell shape these Purple Seas earrings. Sterling silver setting is handcrafted by twisting and soldering together thin silver wire. The shells of spondylus mollusks (thorny oysters), harvested from the ocean floor off Ecuador and Peru, have been used since pre-Columbian times. In ancient times spondylus was used for art, religious offerings and currency. Today this purple to red shell is used to create beautiful jewelry.
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