Mountain Tribe Tourmaline Earrings
Dangling silver earrings with wonderful tourmalines representing the lush colourful flora found at their origin: evergreen mountains and exhuberant vegetation home to a great variety of ethnics with very different habits, languages, and jewellery traditions. More archaic styles such as coiled ornaments for arms and legs, small bells, torques, feather headdresses, and ivory bracelets contrast with beaten and forged silver, coloured enamel, stylised locks and decorative butterflies, flowers, and buds. It is likely that both styles have different historical origins, yet they are linked by metalsmiths who specialise in making jewellery not just for their own people, but also those of a different ethnicity.
Inspired by these traditions, eThnoPur's earrings are approximately 5 centimetres long, with oval shaped loops at the top, and elongated silver drops at the end. One pair is set with round, green tourmalines, the other with oval and round shaped amethysts and garnets.