Sterling silver earrings, Ag 925/1000. Rhodium plated. With genuine, natural gemstone - malachit. Romantically alluring earrings, ingeniously simple shaped. Malachite teaches how to take responsibility for your own actions, thoughts and feelings. It relaxes inhibitions and encourages the expression of emotions. This gemstone increases the ability to empathize with other people's thinking and shows how its owner would feel in their place. Suppresses shyness, and supports friendships. Gemstone characteristics: Type: Natural gemstone malachit. Country of origin: USA. Carat weight: 2 x 5.95 ct = 11.90 ct. Cabochon cut, diameter 8 mm. Color: Green. Hardness: 3.5 - 4 Mohs. Specific gravity: 3.6 - 4.0. Refractive index: 1.655 - 1.875. Gemstone diameter ca. 8mm, earring height ca. 37mm (incl. hook).