Rare Scallop, Amethyst and Cymbatium Vermeil Earrings
Bold and fun pierced/clip, unusually large Cymbatium shell earrings with quality, deep purple Amethyst carved rings, and more than 3 karats of clean, faceted Amethyst stones set into unusual clams harvested in the 1970s by a life-long shell collector whose estate I purchased. I feel like I’m along with this wonderful woman sometimes as I read her notes about where and when she found these shells. Her daughter has shared stories about her mother climbing trees in the Everglades, avoiding snakes and diving under rocks in the Caribbean Sea to find her treasures. This pair of earrings also has a large, matching pair of 300-year old Afghani 18-karat Gold beads. Drop 3” from post. These are easily worn and comfortable, despite their size. Clips aid in holding up the posts, so earrings stay put and don't pull down earlobe.