These are really pretty Blue Sodalite earrings; wing shaped cabochons with sterling silver caps. The cap sports a snake motif.
Each of the sodalite earrings measures 1.5 inches long from the top of the ear wire.
Sodalite wasn't discovered until 1811. They found it on the southwest coast of Greenland where there are a lot of unusual types of rocks. No one really bothered to turn it into jewelry or inlay decorative work until 1891, 80 years later. Why? Because that's when another big deposit of Sodalite was discovered in Canada in Ontario.
It's an interesting stone. It is fairly lightweight. It is full of sodium - that is why it was named sodalite. It is hard and fragile at the same time. (Reminds me of some individuals I know.)
Sodalite healing properties:
Sodalite awakens one's genius. Sodalite attracts the thoughts that enable spiritual awakening and an ability to weave natural wisdom into everyday life.
Sodalite is a wonderful crystal for self-made individuals or those desiring to build their own empires. Sodalite is especially beneficial for serious, honest and modest individuals. Sodalite enables you to gain success through clarity and logic, so that you can make the best use of your analytic and organizational skills. Sodalite promotes steady growth.
Sodalite helps hard workers remember to include downtime and play to relieve stress from too much thinking and work.
Sodalite is the best crystal for your lymphatic system, especially after any kind of radiation exposure. Sodalite is also great for emotional-spiritual exposure.