"Fleur de Lis" - Smoky Quartz and Pearl Earrings
The English translation of "Fleur de Lis" is "flower of the lily." This symbol depicting a stylized lily or lotus flower has been traditionally used to represent French royalty, and in that sense it is said to signify perfection, light, and life. This pair of earrings has it all. Hand-cut smoky quartz drops (approx. 10x18mm) are elegantly set in vermeil* frames and accented by an ivory freshwater pearl of excellent quality. The combination of the dark, translucent quartz and the creamy iridescence of the pearl will grab everybody's attention for sure.
The design is finished with fleur-de-lis ear posts measuring 11x14mm and studded with clear cubic zirconia. The posts come with sturdy back stoppers.
Overall length of the earring is 44mm (approx. 1 3/4").
*Vermeil = 14K Gold over .925 sterling silver.
Handcrafted - One of a kind.
Ordinary yet extraordinary, quartz crystals are the most common and abundant in the world, comprising the largest and most diverse family in the mineral kingdom. Especially in Europe and the Middle East, varieties of quartz have been since antiquity the most commonly used minerals in the making of jewelry and stone carvings.
The popularity of the smoky quartz crystal is due not only to its gorgeous look, but also to the energy it provides. In esoteric circles smoky quartz is regarded as a grounding stone providing physical and psychic protection from negative energies. It is believed that it can help remove negative energy and transform negativity of any kind into positive energy.
Smoky quartz is considered to be a perfect stone for meditation as it helps refine the vibratory energies within body and create clarity of the mind thus facilitating access to subconscious wisdom. It grounds during the meditation and facilitates alignment between the lower and higher selves. It activates the flow of the kundalini energy and enables access to higher states of consciousness.