Fluorite naturally glows under a black light, so these stripey teardrops got the vintage velvet poster treatment. The swirled cutouts catch regular light too! Finished with purple glass and moonstone beads on the oversized ear wire.
fluorite, sterling silver, fine silver
Pure fluorite is a transparent crystallization of calcium fluoride. But, due to mineral inclusions, radiation, and pressure, it can appear with in different colors, often with interesting banded patterns. Fluorite also glows in black (ultraviolet) light. In fact, the very idea of glowing in ultraviolet light - fluorescence - gets its name from this mineral.
Silver, oh silver. This lustrous white metal is amazing - more reflective than gold, more conductive than copper and just plain gorgeous. When used for jewelry, silver is mixed with copper or zinc to provide more durability and reduce tarnishing. Fine silver is 99.9% silver while sterling silver is 92.5%. Other alloys are used for specific processes, such as reticulation (80% silver). All silver will tarnish over time, but can be easily cleaned and polished.