Triade - Scope Earrings
Inspired by Bauhaus Professor Oskar Schlemmer's Triadic Ballet, our Scope Earrings are sculptural and kinetic, consisting on a 3 spinning discs of Lapis Lazuli, Burro creek jasper and Rhodonite on a telescopic sterling silver post.
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 Lever-back ear wire to protect against loss
5 cm from bottom to top of clasp approximately.
Lapis Lazuli is formed during the metamorphosis of chalk into marble. Lapis Lazuli has been prized since antiquity for its intense color, and has been mined since 7th Millenium BC from a number of mines in the area of Afghanistan. Beads of this semi-precious stone have been found at a number of Neolithic burials as far from Afghanistan as Mauritania, and it was also used in the funeral mask of King Tutankhamun.
At the end of the Middle Ages, it began to be exported to Europe, where it was ground into powder and made into ultramarine, the finest and most expensive of all blue pigments, which was used by some of the most important artists of the Renaissance and Baroque.
Jasper is a sedimentary rock formed when volcanic ash or fine pyroclastics are cemented into a solid material. The result is a dense, opaque, microcrystalline variety of Quartz that occurs in nodules or as fillings in fissures in nearly every color. Naturally colored by oxides of iron, it’s known for its deep earthy tones and displays of wonderful contrasting bands.
Jasper can be found all over the world, an historically is traceable to all ancient peoples and civilizations. Its name is derived from the Greek iaspis, meaning “agate,” the Assyrian ashpu, and the Hebrew jashpeh. To the medieval world and the Native Americans, Jasper was “the rain bringer”.
There is a wide variety of Jaspers, characterized by color, form, and similarities to places or animals found in nature. Many are named for the regions where they are mined, such as Burro Creek Jasper, Found on the banks and in the Mines of Burro Arizona.
Rhodonite is a member of the the silicate minerals group, which is the largest class of rock forming minerals and make up approximately 90 percent of the Earth's crust. Rhodonite gets it's name from the greek work "rhodos" due to it's rose-red color. An uncommon stone, Rhodonite is the official gemstone of Massachusetts, and found in small deposits across the world including Russia, Canada, Australia, Sweden, Peru, North Carolina, New Jersey and Colorado.
Rhodonite was first discovered in the 1790’s in the Ural Mountains of Russiaand was called orletz by the locals, Russian for “the Eagle Stone” because people began to notice eagles in the region often carried small pieces of the stone to their nests. It soon became tradition to place small Rhodonite stones in their babies’ cradles. The custom was later extended to giving Rhodonite to travelers as a protective stone, and Russian czars would present it as a wedding present at royal weddings. It became the national stone of Russia in 1913. This decorative rosy stone is formed by black and white manganese and has been associated with love because of its believed properties of forgiveness.