MEDIUM HESTIA EARRINGS: BRASS with Smooth OPALS (OCTOBER BIRTHSTONE)
Our October birthstone is OPAL, and once again we have some lovely gemstones to use in our earrings and necklaces! This is our first time offering Opals with some of our traditional designs and they look absolutely amazing!
Hestia was the Greek Goddess of the hearth and family. These earrings are delicate but noticeable. Forged brass organically frames the Sterling Silver chains of faceted Opals.
"Opal" comes from the Sanskrit word upala, which means "precious stone." This comes from the stories from ancient India, which said the Mother Goddess changed the virgin Goddess of the Rainbow into a stone to save her from the amorous attentions of three gods. The word was adopted in Latin during Roman times as opalus. It is said that precious opal, with its display of fire, can spark creativity, and that the "dance" of its fire can help people enjoy their lives. The gemstone has been associated with the sacral chakra, imbalances of which can cause problems with addictions.
These earrings measure 3 1/4" in length including sterling earwires and 1/2” wide.
*Due to the unique qualities of each Opal, the pair you receive may be slightly different from the ones pictured, but as they come from the same batch of gemstones they are all very consistent in size and coloration!