These eyecatching earrings are made from chunky red coral twigs strung on sterling silver wire with rough cubes of greenish-blue African turquoise. Smooth sterling silver saucers add a touch of cool contrast. Sterling silver fishhook earwires. Drop approx 1 1/2" (4.2cm). They match the Red Coral and African Turquoise Gemstone Necklace, but they are quite happy to be standalone pieces!
Coral is a calcium carbonate built up by the skeletal material of small animals that live in colonies in the sea. It comes in a wide range of colours, with black, red and pink considered the most valuable. African turquoise is not a true turquoise, but is actually a type of green jasper found in Africa.