Gorgeous Tiffany & Co. hematite silver earrings
Set to the centre with a beautiful steel grey hematite bead surrounded by silver rope twist braid detail
These fantastic rare earrings would look incredible on any occasion
- 2 cm across (just under 1″)
- They have clip backs
- Weight 16 grams.
- Each marked T & Co 925 (sterling silver)
- These Tiffany vintage hematite earrings are in exceptional condition.
- These Tiffany Vintage Hematite Earrings come in the presentation box illustrated
- our ref: 23246
Red ochre clay contains hematite. People have used this material since the Stone Age for decoration and writing. More recently, rouge, a polishing compound widely used on silver and gold, is powdered hematite. Of course, people have also mined this mineral as a source of iron. The name “hematite” comes from the Greek word for blood. Indeed, some hematites can show red colours, and this mineral also has a distinctive red streak. However, hematites occur in a range of colours, from black and metallic, steel grey to blood-like red in thin slivers or crystals. Massive crystals can have a brownish red colour. Most commonly, hematites are black or grey. Gem cutters often make cameos, intaglios, carvings beads, and cabochons from hematites. Occasionally, gem enthusiasts may want these opaque, sub-metallic gems faceted, with flat bases and few facets.
Although reasonably tough with a hardness between 5 and 6.5, hematites are also brittle. As ring stones, protective settings are used to shield them from bumps and scratches. Other uses, such as in pendants or brooches, shouldn’t require any special protections.
Hematite grounds and protects us. It strengthens our connection with the earth, making us feel safe and secure, which in turn gives us the strength to create healthy boundaries energetically and emotionally. It endows us with courage, endurance and vitality. A “stone for the mind”, Hematite stimulates concentration and focus, enhancing memory and original thought.
Hematite utilises the magnetic qualities of our yin-yang energies to balance the meridians within the body and to provide a stable equilibrium between the ethereal nervous system and the physical nervous system. It focuses energy and emotions for balance between the body, mind and spirit.
Hematite dissolves negativity and prevents you from absorbing the negativity of others. Haematite is strong, supporting timidity, boosting self-esteem and survivability, enhancing willpower and reliability, and imparting confidence. It helps to overcome compulsions and addictions, treating overeating, smoking and other forms of overindulgence.
Haematite restores, strengthens and regulates the blood supply, aiding blood conditions such as anaemia. It supports the kidneys and regenerates tissue. Stimulates the absorption of iron and formation of red blood cells. Treats leg cramps, anxiety and insomnia. Hematite aids spinal alignment and fractures.