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Australian Opal and Malaia Garnet Chandelier Earrings

1,495.00

Australian Opal and Malaia Garnet Chandelier Earrings

1,495.00

Absolutely stunning Malaia garnets are perched at the top of these stunning statement chandelier earrings. The Malaia garnet compliments a pair of Australian Opal triplet "wings".

Malaia garnet is a varietal name for light to dark pinkish orange, reddish orange, or yellowish orange garnet, that are a mixture of pyrope and spessartite. Malaia garnet is found in east Africa, in the Umba Valley bordering Tanzania and Kenya. Malaia was at first believed to be a type of spessartite garnet. During the 1970's rough malaia garnets were being mixed with parcels of Rhodolite garnet being offered for sale. These odd color stones were rejected, and the name given to this type of garnet was Malaia, which is a Swahili word meaning outcast. It came into usage for a number of garnets that did not fit into any of the standard categories.

Garnet is January's birthstone, and this color varietal offers a beautiful option to the typically very dark colored January birthstone. Garnet signifies eternal friendship and trust and is the perfect gift for a friend. Garnet, derived from the word granatum, means seed, and is called so because of the gemstone's resemblance to a pomegranate seed.

Opal is one of October's two birthstones. Opal is a stone of inspiration which enhances imagination and creativity. Triplets are a great alternative for opals as pure opal crystals are both very fragile and very costly. The triplets in these earrings consist of a layer of black onyx on the bottom, a slice of Australian opal in the middle, and clear rock crystal on the top.

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Absolutely stunning Malaia garnets are perched at the top of these stunning statement chandelier earrings. The Malaia garnet compliments a pair of Australian Opal triplet "wings".

Malaia garnet is a varietal name for light to dark pinkish orange, reddish orange, or yellowish orange garnet, that are a mixture of pyrope and spessartite. Malaia garnet is found in east Africa, in the Umba Valley bordering Tanzania and Kenya. Malaia was at first believed to be a type of spessartite garnet. During the 1970's rough malaia garnets were being mixed with parcels of Rhodolite garnet being offered for sale. These odd color stones were rejected, and the name given to this type of garnet was Malaia, which is a Swahili word meaning outcast. It came into usage for a number of garnets that did not fit into any of the standard categories.

Garnet is January's birthstone, and this color varietal offers a beautiful option to the typically very dark colored January birthstone. Garnet signifies eternal friendship and trust and is the perfect gift for a friend. Garnet, derived from the word granatum, means seed, and is called so because of the gemstone's resemblance to a pomegranate seed.

Opal is one of October's two birthstones. Opal is a stone of inspiration which enhances imagination and creativity. Triplets are a great alternative for opals as pure opal crystals are both very fragile and very costly. The triplets in these earrings consist of a layer of black onyx on the bottom, a slice of Australian opal in the middle, and clear rock crystal on the top.