Aztec Peridot Gold Earring Drops
£2,225
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Aztec earring pendants in 9ct yellow gold set with round facetted green peridot and with pear shape facetted green peridots. Inspired by the geometric Aztec and Mayan designs of Mexico. These exotic patterns decorate the ancient Pyramids of Mexico and are woven into modern Mexican life at Aperi restaurant in San Miguel de Allende. From the Journey to Mexico.

Each earring pendant measures approximately 35mm tall.

*Astrea hoops are sold separately.

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Aztec

Near Mexico City, the Aztecs were growing maize and grinding it with a metate. I admired these circular stones with their deep grooves and sketched them as an earring with pear shaped stones, hanging from them, like small sparkling pieces of corn.

Peridot

Peridot was found from 300BC on the Isle of St John in the Red Sea and crusaders bought it back for their catherdrals in the Middle Ages. When beautifully cut it has the colour of a freshly unfurled beech leaf in Spring- although it is actually the birthstone for August. Large stones are rare and when she finds them, Cassandra loves to use them for brooches and earrings.

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