*Water Sedge jasper cut by Gary Wilson
*Seed beads (15/o)
*Sterling post earrings

Earring drop length: 1 3/8" (3.5 cm)
Earring weight (heavier earring): 6.9 gm ea (a nickel weighs about 5 gm)

Item #614. Sold

Water Sedge Earrings

Water Sedge Earrings
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These pretty matte-finish stones make lovely earrings. Little beaded vines add movement and sparkle.

I searched in vain for information on these stones. Google insisted I must mean "waters edge." There is a plant, Carex aquatilis, with the common name of "water sedge," one of a large group of sedges. The plant has pretty spikes and long slender leaves, so perhaps whoever named it saw water sedges in the design. Jasper, a form of chalcedony, occurs in a seemingly limitless array of colors and patterns, and here is yet another example.