Triade - Rhiannon Earrings

Triade - Rhiannon Earrings

$240.00 USD

Inspired by Bauhaus Professor Oskar Schlemmer's Triadic Ballet, our Rhiannon Earrings are sculptural and kinetic, consisting on a spinning snakeskin jasper wheel finished with an turquoise accent mounted on sterling silver.

The Neue Ring is entirely hand made in the U.S using natural gemstones, due to the nature of this process some pieces might present some small variations, which in our opinion makes them even more unique and personal.

Please allow 2-3 weeks from purchase date for arrival.

Polished .925 Sterling Silver
Finished with hooped ear wire with a v-clasp to protect against loss
3 cm from bottom to top of hoop, diameter of jasper is 18mm approximately

About This Stone:

 

Snakeskin Jasper is a semi precious gemstone material from Turee Creek Station in the Phibara region of western Australia.  It is red, orangey red and white banded and is named for the pretty pattern similar to a snake's skin. A form of chalcedony, Snakeskin Jasper is a metamorphic material found in the seams of a jaspilite in the Weeli Wooli Formation.Red Jasper is called a stone of fairness and justice because mystical lore claims that it decreases unjustness and helps in unfair situations. It is also said to enhance responsibility, choice, and compassion. It is said to assist in protection and rescue from danger. 

Snakeskin Jasper deposit is about 100 miles from the iron ore mining town of Newman which is approximately 700 miles north of the capital, Perth.  This  region is one of the biggest producers of high grade iron ore in the world. Snakeskin Jasper gets its red color from the presence of iron. The interesting banding and swirls are the result of the earth's movement. 

One of the first gemstones to be mined, Turquoise has long been prized for it’s intense colors, which vary greatly from sky blue to green, depending on the quantities of iron and copper found in it. Even though turquoise is found around the world, the right type of minerals must be in just the right place for a very very long time (millions of years) before Turquoise is finally created.

Turquoise's history as a spiritual stone goes back over 7500 years. Whereas Egyptians prized Turquoise as a Life Stone, Native Americans believed the stone brought protection to a rider upon a horse, and great protection in general, especially to turn away the evil eye.  Turquoise was also highly revered in Tibet, where a stone was carried throughout one’s entire life and the material was exchanged as currency, the finest stones being more valuable than gold.