Acrostic Alphabet Studs

$100.00
About Details Inspiration

"Acrostic" jewelry first appeared in the early 1800s as a way to convey secret messages through jewelry.  Each letter in the alphabet was assigned to a different precious stone, and the so-called "language of gems" emerged. Wear your love's initials, one in each ear, or line up a few studs to spell a word.  Note that these earrings are sold SINGLY.  

A - Amethyst - $100
B - Baltic Amber - $100
C - Citrine - $100
D - Diamond - $150
E - Emerald - $125
F - Feldspar Labradorite - $100
G - Garnet - $100
H - Hematite - $100 
I - Iolite - $100
J - Jade - $100
K - Kunzite - $100
L - Lapis lazuli - $100
M - Moonstone - $100
N - Nacre - $100
O - Opal - $100
P - Peridot - $100
Q - Quartz (rose) - $100
R - Ruby - $125
S - Sapphire - $125
T - Turquoise - $100
U - Uvite - $100
V - Verdelite - $100
W - White sapphire - $125
X - Xonotlite - $100
Y - Yellow sapphire - $125
Z - Zircon (blue) - $100

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  • Age: contemporary.  Made by hand in our Brooklyn studio.  Sold SINGLY. 
  • Materials: solid 14k yellow gold settings, posts, and backs.  
  • Measurements:  Triangle settings measure about 1/8" on each side.  Stones are either cabochons or faceted gems measuring 2mm.  
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Acrostic jewelry was beloved by the sentimental Victorians. Using precious gems, jewelers concocted all kinds of phrases, including ones with political messages ("REPEAL") and French-made memory rings ("SOUVENIR"). Jeweler Jean-Baptiste Mellerio famously made a "J'adore" ring for Marie Antoinette, and Napolean commissioned acrostic pieces for his beloved Josephine.  

 

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Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery of this piece, which will be built to your specifications.

About Details Inspiration

"Acrostic" jewelry first appeared in the early 1800s as a way to convey secret messages through jewelry.  Each letter in the alphabet was assigned to a different precious stone, and the so-called "language of gems" emerged. Wear your love's initials, one in each ear, or line up a few studs to spell a word.  Note that these earrings are sold SINGLY.  

A - Amethyst - $100
B - Baltic Amber - $100
C - Citrine - $100
D - Diamond - $150
E - Emerald - $125
F - Feldspar Labradorite - $100
G - Garnet - $100
H - Hematite - $100 
I - Iolite - $100
J - Jade - $100
K - Kunzite - $100
L - Lapis lazuli - $100
M - Moonstone - $100
N - Nacre - $100
O - Opal - $100
P - Peridot - $100
Q - Quartz (rose) - $100
R - Ruby - $125
S - Sapphire - $125
T - Turquoise - $100
U - Uvite - $100
V - Verdelite - $100
W - White sapphire - $125
X - Xonotlite - $100
Y - Yellow sapphire - $125
Z - Zircon (blue) - $100

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  • Age: contemporary.  Made by hand in our Brooklyn studio.  Sold SINGLY. 
  • Materials: solid 14k yellow gold settings, posts, and backs.  
  • Measurements:  Triangle settings measure about 1/8" on each side.  Stones are either cabochons or faceted gems measuring 2mm.  
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more

Acrostic jewelry was beloved by the sentimental Victorians. Using precious gems, jewelers concocted all kinds of phrases, including ones with political messages ("REPEAL") and French-made memory rings ("SOUVENIR"). Jeweler Jean-Baptiste Mellerio famously made a "J'adore" ring for Marie Antoinette, and Napolean commissioned acrostic pieces for his beloved Josephine.  

 

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