Sea of Cortez Earrings
Emerald, amblygonite, chalcedony, Sea of Cortez pearls, amethyst, tanzanite, 18k yellow gold. Earring has a clip and post backing (post removable for a non-pierced ear).
Why Is This Unique?
Cortez Pearls are some of the most rare cultured pearls in the world, found only in Baja, Mexico and northern Peru. Their unique “oil slick” rainbow of colors is gorgeous, but it’s challenging to find just the right stones to pair with it. After 14 years of collecting gems, I finally got it! On top are the translucent minty greens of natural emerald nuggets and faceted amblygonite with soft cabochon-cut chalcedony. This combo balances the size of the pearl while allowing the drop to be the hero. I’ve pulled out the colors in the pearls with velvety tanzanite and amethyst — all set in 18k yellow gold.