Tahitian Keshi Pearl & Herkimer Diamond Hoop Earrings


Kamoka cornflake Tahitian keshi pearls are beaded onto 14/20 gold filled wire hoops with a naturally faceted Herkimer diamond at either end and four tiny, sparkling, Fair Trade brass beads made by hand in Africa.
The keshi pearls measure around 10.5mm and the hoops are 15mm in diameter.
Herkimer diamonds are not true diamonds but 

but are double terminated and naturally faceted crystals discovered in Upstate New York. They are called "diamonds" because of their clarity. Double-point quartz crystals may be found in sites around the world, but only those mined in Herkimer County can be given this name. These crystals were mined, small batch by hand.

Gold filled has a 14K gold layer 5 to 10 times thicker than gold plated and is a good, affordable alternative to 14K gold. A solid layer of 14K gold is mechanically bonded with the base metal interior and makes up 1/20th the metal weight. It should not tarnish and is expected to last a lifetime.   
Size: 10.5mm
Color: Bright green
Shape: Semi-round