These elegant heart shaped Lilac Leaf Earrings are cast in Sterling silver from my original handmade designs and set with 5mm synthetic Blue Opal cabochons. I patina the silver to an earthy tone that highlights the highly polished stems and Opal gemstones, and seal them with an acrylic jewelry sealer to ensure an easy care finish. The stem of the leaf twines into a spiral that holds sterling silver French style ear wires.
The heart shaped Lilac leaf symbolizes love and rebirth as in Walt Whitman’s poem “When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d”.
Synthetic opal is said to carry many of the same qualities of natural opal. It is the stone of hope, the stone of great achievement and even the "stone of the Gods". It is said to be the stone of love, but only to faithful lovers. The opal will bring misfortune to an unfaithful lover. And that's the subject of many a song.
Earrings are 2-1/8 inches long.
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