Silly me, I left my camera in Florida at my mom's house. So, shitty camera photos till it comes back. Just wanted to show two earrings I bought recently.
From the seller:
When I was looking for vintage moonstone jewelry (apparently the best bluish moonstones were mined about 100 years ago) I discovered the Arts & Crafts Movement, an arts movement between 1860 and 1910. In the US, it went on between 1910 and 1930. They used nature motifs and liked to have a raw, handmade--yet designed--look. It was a reaction to industrialization and mass-production and a return to craftsmanship. Like Art Nouveau, another style around the same time, jewelry artists liked to use semiprecious stones like moonstones, corals, amethysts, opals instead of faceted gems like diamonds.
Since I spent all my money on the vintage statement earrings above, I also bought some rainbow moonstone sterling silver earrings ($11!! I love that site) from bodyartforms to match.
|I also bought the amethyst ones...|
My ears are actually gauged at 4g and 8g. I'm wearing the studs in my 8g (normal earring backs would go right through a 4g hole). I was kind of worried that the vintage earrings would have normal earring backs, but thankfully, they were clip-ons! Lucky me!
I can actually wear these as pierced earrings since a 4g is big enough to fit the flared part through. Again, lucky break.
Here's my current moonstone collection:
|necklace post here|