Elemental Turquoise Earring Collection by Honica
The oldest known jewellery ever found features turquoise. The bracelets of Queen Zer of Egypt, who reigned 7,500 years ago, were made of turquoise and cast gold. Many ancient civilizations, from the Aztecs to the Persians, placed a high value on turquoise, and used it in home decorations, as mediums of exchange, and as a personal adornment. This beautiful stone always makes Honica think of "the small blue-green planet" which we call Earth. From sky to mossy green, with irregular webbing of a darker matrix, include Chrysocolla, Russian Amazonite, B.C. Jade and other stone, in these jewellery compositions. Each earring, bracelet and necklae will include handworked brass which Honica prepares in her studio. These will range from simple, antiqued circles in which to suspend a bead, to brass shapes which require more complex techniques such as firing , hand-forging, rolling texturing, patination and antiquing - all of which Honica does in her studio.
Created with Handworked Brass, Turquoise, and Magnesite.
Hand crafted on Vancouver Island by Honica.
Measurements included with item details.