Acai Red Garnet Gold Earring Drops
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Acai earring pendant in 9ct yellow gold and set with facetted red garnets, to be worn with Astrea hoops. The açaí palm (Euterpe oleracea) is a species of a palm tree in the genus Euterpe cultivated for their fruit and superior hearts of palm. Its name comes from the Portuguese adaptation of the Tupian word ïwaca'i, '[fruit that] cries or expels water'. From the Journey to Brazil.

These earring pendants measure approximately 26mm tall.

*Astrea hoops are sold separately.

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Acai

The Acai berries hang in the most wonderful panicles in the rainforests of Brazil. I loved the ice creams, drinks and deserts made with them, they were part of life in Rio in my first few days there and I could not resist bringing their story back with me as a jewel. My jewelled berries hang from golden branches as pendants and as earrings. And for my 35th anniversary, I made a unique pair of Acai earrings set with aquamarines, some beautiful rare marquise facetted tanzanites and diamonds.

Garnet

Originating from the Latin name "granatus", meaning seed-like, rounded garnet crystals bring to mind perfectly polished pomegranate seeds. The scientist in Cassandra has always been fascinated by this isomorphous series, giving rise to gems ranging from colourless through to all colours of the rainbow. These gleaming gemstones have a high refractive index, perpetually emitting light. Some will even change colour, appearing bluish-green in daylight and purplish-red in incandescent light. No wonder they are said to have guided travellers throughout history, with their light warding off all darkness and fears. With these strong associations to illumination, it's not surprising garnets have also been so popular with kings and queens, vikings, and knights. Imbued with eternal happiness, health, and wealth, the traditionally resplendent red colour of garnets enriches wearers with faith, stability, and courage. An appropriate birthstone for January, which marks the beginning of the year.

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