Large Aotea Drop Earrings set on 21mm Sterling Silver Hoops
Aotea measures 67mm not including hoops.
Comprised of an extremely rare mixture of Kyanite (blue), Fuchsite (Green) and Quartz (white), along with a small amount of other associate minerals. Aotea generally originates from a small valley in South Westland, NZ. Aotea is a highly altered Kyanite Schist which has undergone a large metamorphic change, suggesting deep burial in a localised area on the alpine fault. Spiritually it is a very feminine stone, as it helps heal the goddess aspect within the individual.
Please note - When worn and body oils soak into Aotea, the minerals can undergo a deep colour transformation, they can change to a very rich green or blue, and can have a beautiful and ethereal translucency to it. This only enhances the beauty of the gemstone.