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Black Star Diopside Earrings


Made in Melbourne by Clara Carija for Victoria's Kingdom

These earrings are made from oxidised sterling silver,featuring a Black Star Diopside suspended from a delicate setting.

Mourning jewelry has been around since at least the 16th century, but it is widely associated with the Victorian Era, when mass production made it affordable. The trend reached its high point after the death of Prince Albert in 1861, when Queen Victoria, as well as members of her court, wore black clothing and matching mourning jewelry for decades.
The bow is one of the most prevalent features of Baroque jewellery. Its origin is in the ribbon that was used to secure a jewel to a robe and turned into a popular motif itself.

Diopside is a stone that is green to black-green to black. It is a very creative stone and can bring creativity to the bearer. ... It is traditionally said to be helpful for healing trauma, partly by bringing cleansing tears.

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These earrings are made using the lost-wax process, also called cire-perdue, method of metal casting in which a molten metal is poured into a mould that has been created by means of a wax model. 

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