Grandidierite V Wire Earrings
These delicate earrings display sparkling, sterling silver, ear wires with grandidierite gems in a heart briolette cut, accented with a coil of sterling silver wire. This rare stone possesses a translucent glow in a beautiful teal, green color. They measure 7mm in width and hang 15mm in length from the silver ear wires.
History of Grandidierite
One of the rarest minerals on earth, it was discovered in 1902 by French mineralogist Alfred Lacroix, in the cliffs of Andrahomana in southern Madagascar. In honor of another French explorer, he named the gem after Alfred Grandidier, who was the first explorer to describe Madagascar in detail. With a hardness of 7.5, this blue/green stone is extremely rare due to the fact that when pockets are discovered, they are small and become depleted quickly.