The Generations Birthstone Earrings are a beautiful "NEW" addition to the very popular "Generations of Life" product line. Each birthstone is carefully hand set in solid sterling silver to create something both meaningful, and beautiful. All birthstones are made of genuine Swarovski crystal and have been carefully selected to most accurately match the likeness of the traditional gemstone associated with each calendar month.
June - Alexandrite is the birthstone for the month of June (along with the pearl) and the Anniversary stone for the 55th year of marriage. It is also considered Friday’s stone, or the stone of “Friday's Child.” It is an extremely rare gemstone and a fairly modern one to boot. It does not share the ancient history and lore of most other gems due to the fact that it was first discovered in the 19th Century. The name Alexandrite comes from the fact that the gemstone was first discovered in the emerald mines near the Tokovaya River in Russia’s Ural Mountains in 1830, on the day of Prince Alexander II of Russia’s birthday.
Earring mounting measures 5 mm wide and 3 mm thick (not counting the post) which is 10 mm long
Birthstones measure 2 mm in width
Handmade with premium sterling silver metal and premium friction back closures to securely hold earrings in place
Earrings will arrive carefully packaged in a custom jewelry box.