Peridot Earrings, Prong Setting. Tiny raw Arizona peridot sterling silver stud earrings
So tiny and so sweet and cute!
- August birthstone!
- Prong setting
- Sterling silver posts & butterfly clasp backing
- Arizona Peridot, aka Olivine, mined from the San Carlos Apache Reservation near Globe, AZ
- Earring stones average: 3.5mm wide - see US penny for scale
- Ethically collected: Only Tribal miners are permitted at this site and have exclusive rights to the deposit
Stone provenance: Primarily by use of hand tools, Tribal miners break the basalt/olivine rock and screen out the larger fragments of gem material. Most of these fragments are rather small and are tumble polished. This material is sold through the Apache Nations Peridot Enterprise, the Peridot Trading Post on the reservation, and another trading post just off the reservation between Globe and San Carlos where the material is sold directly to private individuals, wholesalers, and retailers.
Each stone is unique and beautiful so please expect slight variations in color, texture, and size.