GOLD FILLED EARRINGS WITH TURQUOISE
A beautiful pair of Gold - filled earrings with gold -filled hooks,bead and round Turquoise stones. Hand made by Doreen Schneider of Sidney BC.
Drop: 2.0 inches
Gold has signified wealth and status since ancient times and may have been the first metal used by man in ornamentation and ritual. Because of the softness of pure gold (24 carat), it is usually alloyed with base metals for use in jewellery in order to make it more durable. The high price of gold is due to its rarity.
Only three parts out of every billion in the Earth's crust is gold. In mythology gold has long been associated with the Sun and is believed to bestow vitality on the wearer. The Latin word for gold – aurum – derives from Aurora the Greek goddess of the dawn.