The beautiful beads in these long drop earrings were made by Beverley Hicklin, a very talented UK glass artist, and are part of a set called 'Roccia'. The beads have an inky blue base with an overlay of moss green, silver, and other colours that gives them a lovely look. Here they are teamed with tiny Iolite gemstone beads and sterling silver to make an eyecatching pair of earrings. Length of longest drop 2 1/4" (57mm).
Iolite, a lovely deep blue-purple gemstone, is thought to bring strength and confidence to its wearer. Its name simply means 'violet stone' in Greek.