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    IL Gemstones

    Green Agate Drop Earrings (Gold)

    These Green Agate gold earrings are handmade with Green Agate round faceted gemstones. The gemstones sparkle beautifully because of their faceted surface and have a beautiful rich green colour. Between the beads are placed Gold Vermeil wafer beads. The gemstones are wire wrapped and attached to the Gold Vermeil oval long earwire.

    Length: 2”/5cm

    Gemstone Type/Size/Colour: Green Agate Round Faceted 10mm

    Metal Type/Size: Gold Vermeil over Sterling Silver Earwire 12x28cm, Gold Vermeil Wafer Beads 7.5mm, All Other Metals are Gold Vermeil/Gold Filled

    Packaged: Gift Box Complete with Satin Ribbon

    Agate is a stone of strength. It enhances creativity and strengthens the intellect, making it a beneficial stone for both students and artists. As a stone of harmony, one of the things it does is balance yin/yang energy and increases energy. Emotionally, it gives courage, emotional strength, self-confidence, and dispels fears. It can also lessen feelings of envy by grounding the emotions. In the same way, it assists with acceptance of all things. It can be very beneficial for self-examination as well as examination of the circumstances one finds oneself in. These qualities make this stone superior for easing anxiety and stress.

    What is Vermeil?
    Vermeil is produced by coating sterling silver with carat gold. Gold is usually 18k or pure 24k gold. To be considered vermeil, the gold must be at least 10k and have a minimum gold thickness of 2.5 microns on all surfaces. A Vermeil piece of jewellery is made entirely of precious metals which gives the piece a central value. Vermeil jewellery should maintain the look of yellow gold for many years.

    What is Gold Filled?
    The term “gold filled” means that a thick layer of gold is bonded to a base of other alloys such as rhodium, brass or sterling silver through heat and high pressure. The gold layer on gold filled is approximately 100 times thicker than gold plated. Gold filled items are regulated and the quantity of gold must be at least 1/20th by weight of the total product which is 5% the gold content and 95% other metals. Gold filled jewellery is an economical alternative to solid gold! It is safe for most people with sensitive skin and is hard wearing.

    Semi-precious stones and crystals have been an integral part of the human history, representing wealth and power as well as being ascribed qualities both genuine and superstitious.