Tillya Treasures (Tm) Marcasite Earring Jackets With .84ctw Madeira Citrine, .84ctw African Amethyst, 1.30ctw Vermelho Garnet (Tm) And 1.10ctw Manchurian Peridot (Tm) Sterling Silver 5mm Round Stud Earrings. Jackets Measure Approximately 7/16"l X 7/16"w. Tension Post Backings. Oxidized Finish. Boxed Set.
The jewelry trade uses the name marcasite in reference to pyrite or fool's gold. Marcasite's name is derived from marqashith, the Arabic word for pyrite, after an ancient province in northeastern Persia. Archeological digs in this area have yielded more information about life in ancient Persia than any other site to date. Approximately 20,000 pieces of jewelry artifacts and gold ornaments have been unearthed, and many are adorned with beautiful pyrite, amethyst, lapis, carnelian and turquoise gems. The archeologists named this dig site Tillya Tepe, meaning 'Hill of Gold'. Tillya Treasures(TM) is Jewelry Television's exclusive collection of marcasite jewelry that includes this mysterious gem set in phenomenal metal workings made of precious .925 sterling silver. Own a piece of this once hidden gemstone treasure now created for today's modern woman but inspired by this historic era of Persian culture. Tillya Treasures(TM) are available exclusively on Jewelry Television and jtv.com. Mozambique is an exotic land far away on the eastern coast of Africa. Its vibrant and colorful landscape features glorious beaches, lush forests, amazing wildlife, unique vegetation, mysterious swamps and a myriad of incredible gemstones and minerals. Among its treasures is the beautiful Vermelho Garnet, which features a rich combination of both the Pyrope Garnet species as well as the Almandine Garnet species. The Pyrope portion gives the stone its regal red color, while the Almandine portion brings in warm spicy shades of cinnamon. This spicy gemstone originates from a region known as Zambezia and is called Vermelho Garnet, meaning "red" in Portuguese, one of the official languages of this exotic country. With history dating back some 3500 years, Peridot is found in many diverse and colorful locations. Vibrant green Manchurian Peridot hails from an area in northeastern China, historically known as Manchuria. The Manchuria region is rich in natural resources and beauty with its many lakes, rivers and mountains. A regal gem with a wealth of history, Manchurian Peridot has magnificent green color which is completely natural and untreated. This legacy is yours today at an incredible value.