The Holiday Season is upon us and *New Releases* are now available to celebrate the gifting season. Each jewelry item is handcrafted, one-of-a-kind, and tells a unique story. Read below for a behind the scenes peak at some of the latest additions to the collection.
Each gemstone included below displays zones of color. These dynamic junctures create a distinctly graphic effect and renders each gem a unique colorfield painting made by none other than the artistic master herself: Mother Nature.
Color Zoning Within One Gemstone
Color zoning is any uneven distribution of color within a gemstone. This is often caused by temperature changes or the uneven incorporation of trace elements during a gemstone's formation.
Certain gemstones are valued specifically because of their distinctive color zoning, such as the unique pink and red tourmaline at the right. These bicolored tourmaline slices show clear delineations and patterning of raspberry red triangles floating within concentric surrounds of white and pink.
Mookaite is an Australian Jasper, an opaque variety of chalcedony, which is a gemstone prized for taking a strong polish due to the microscopic size of each crystal that compose the gem. With bold, earthy hues of red, yellow, and tan caused by iron and clear lines of distinct color, Mookaite is known for its landscape-like appearance.
The Water Buffalo Horn Earring color zoning plays with transparency. With a painterly application of opaque white across a translucent yellow body color, these lightweight, natural horn earrings are striking.
The horn originated in South East Asia where the water buffalo plays an important role in Vietnamese culture. Water buffaloes are farm raised to be a part of the food or agricultural industry. When the water buffalo dies, no part of the buffalo goes to waste.
Two Gemstones Together
It's magical when two gemstones grow side by side and within each other. In the Gilalite in Quartz Azores Earrings, we see color blocks of clear quartz and gilalite with a beautiful softness where the two minerals meet.
Gilalite is a rare mineral, named for where it was found in the Christmas mine in Gila County, Arizona--a perfect source for a holiday surprise!
Gilalite grows in small spherical crystals, appearing like teal grapes in their rough form. When these spheres grow in tandem with quartz, a beautiful blooming of color appears inside the quartz crystal like a watercolor painting.
With striking bluish-green offset by the white of quartz, these gemstones dangle freely, suspended from the Azores studs to capture light and show the unique dappled coloration of the gilalite gem.
With a similar bluish-green hue, the Trolleite in Quartz Earrings have a striking scale and the quartz seems to have been dipped in a soothing blue hue. These earrings resemble a big blue body of water lapping against a white sand beach.
The color of Trolleite is remarkably calming. It is no wonder this mineral has long been associated with calming in the face of crisis and helping the wearer reconnect with a more relaxed state.
For the person on your holiday list who has a keen eye and sharp style, an earring with bold blocks of color would be the perfect addition to their jewelry box.
When it comes to Original Eve's jewelry designs, there is always more than meets the eye. If you have questions about any of the designs, crafting processes, gemstones, or materials used in the items you see in any of our jewelry, please feel free to reach out: firstname.lastname@example.org