Blue Star Pearl Earrings  in Turquoise Howlite
Spend the day at the beach, go ahead, even if you don’t live near the beach, go there in spirit with these cute turquoise colored starfish earrings. Cute little turquoise colored starfish have been carved from dyed howlite and now dangle from earwires, each holding genuine freshwater silvery green pearl. Accent beads (miyuki and toho) ride above and below each starfish as accent shades of pale sparkling green, dark aqua and a high polished gunmetal. As a semi precious gemstone howlite is a beautiful stone on its own, and when it is dyed it can be even more universal in use. Howlite deserves its own place in the spotlight for its beauty and usefulness in jewelry, not just as a base stone for copying turquoise. I enjoy using it in art jewelry, especially the natural version of howlite, with its creamy white shade and beautiful markings! The sterling silver ear wires are balled shepherd hooks, and the earrings hang nicely. Wire wrap is also in 21g sterling silver wire. Length: 1 3/8” Drop: 1” Starfish: 15mm Pearls: 6-7mm Did I mention the corresponding necklace of blue stars? See it here: ★About howlite: Howlite is one of those gemstones of versatility in that it’s often used to mimic other stones, namely Turquoise. It is much more cost effective than genuine turquoise and looks virtually identical other than some telltale inclusions (though not always visible). Many turquoise purchases turn out to be howlite, and if you don’t mind knowing that it really isn’t turquoise, but a dyed version of another stone instead, you are good to go! The reason howlite is so readily chosen is partially because genuine turquoise is a very expensive gemstone, howlite price points can denote an item’s sellability in the market place and sometimes it’s just that the artist does not know the difference. Howlite accepts a coloring agent easily and it is abundant and an inexpensive gemstone to work with, and can be found in just about every color shade. Price will always denote your gemstone composition. wiresNpliers