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Alaskan Nights - Vintage 10K Gold Marquise Hematite Dangle Earrings. These gorgeous earrings are crafted from 10K yellow gold, hallmarked 10K. Featuring 2 genuine marquise cut hematite gemstones (Black Alaskan Diamond), Retro styling and quality gold-work. The expertly claw set Hematite is polished, faceted and exhibits a beautiful metallic charcoal colour. The gems are set in a frame of yellow gold with a delicate milgrain detail. They are dangle style earrings , which hang beautifully. The earrings are for pierced ears, featuring European secure ear-wires. These Retro era earrings look stunning when worn, truly a versatile and beautiful gift , or wonderful addition to any jewelry collection.
Hematite has been used in magic for over 3000 years now. In ancient Babylon, it was carried by warriors for strength to overcome enemies, and was believed to help cause stone walls to fall. In the middle ages, hematiteacted as a farmer's talisman and was worn in the belief that the stone strengthened their crops.
Gold was generally used for a couple thousand years solely to create things such as jewelry and idols for worship. This was until around 1500 BC when the ancient empire of Egypt, which benefited greatly from its gold-bearing region, Nubia, made gold the first official medium of exchange for international trade.
Measurements: 43.00 mm x 8.00 mm
Stone Size: Hematite 23.00 mm x 7.00 mm
Weight: 4.50 grams
Date: Circa 1960