When I was a kid I took piano lessons at a local college — ages 4–14, until my personality clashed so fiercely with my teacher that I quit for good. (If memory serves, she had threatened to cut my slightly too-long nails with regular scissors, so while I know I breathed fire as a teenager, I don’t think I’m entirely to blame here.) ANYWAY. Near the conservatory was a tiny gift shop that was filled with the kinds of things the college kids of the era thought were great gifts: black-light posters, tie-dye products, stone statues of swordsmen, and what I now think of as hippie jewelry, with lots of mood rings, “raw” crystals, and dragon- and snake-inspired jewelry featuring moonstones and blue/green opals. I often think my love of iridescent, semi-precious stones stems from poring over the jewelry cases at this little shop while I waited to be picked up from piano lessons.
So to see something as stunning and gorgeous as these earrings, from designer Temple St. Clair, is always fun and educational — they are several staircases above the hippie jewelry I loved in my youth. Apparently the more blue a moonstone is, the pricier it is — it apparently is also the designer’s favorite thing about moonstones. Love. These earrings are definitely more pricey than the moonstones I loved in my youth, but they ARE on sale: They were $4,200 but are now marked to $3360. (These and this are also stunning.) Gorgeous, gorgeous. Pictured.
Looking for something more affordable than these, but more sophisticated than, say, dragon jewelry? These long dangly earrings would look great against dark hair, and these Etsy earrings look pretty similar to the pictured earrings.
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