Alison Jean Cole travels the West in search of beautiful rocks in nature. She takes large chunks of rough material to cut into slabs on a really big rock saw, then the shapes are trimmed out of the slabs on a smaller rock saw. She uses successive grits to polish each stone by hand on a rudimentary faceting machine. The result are these gorgeous, unique and one of a kind pieces.
This pair of single stone earrings features rainbow calsilica stones that hang on 14k gold filled drop posts which have a loop clasp on the back side. Rainbow Calsilica is technically a "scam rock". It showed up on the market a few decades back as a new "incredible find" in Chihuahua, Mexico. They staged photos of the stone in mines and produced faux certificates of authenticity. Gemologists eventually proved that this was not a natural stone, but man made, yet it had garnered so much popularity in the market and so its stock still exists! And despite it not being a natural rock, its colors and shapes are incredibly beautiful! Stones are a rounded triangle shape measuring about 1" wide and earrings are about 2" long.