Large Tellico Pearl Earrings
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A larger bolder version of our best selling Tellico Pearl Earrings.
These are a favorite of Lisa's who finds that the shell pearl earring are just the right size at 1" and go with everything.
We only have 8 of these! If they are like our standard Tellico Pearls they will sell out!
Tellico was the largest town in the region (Tennesee) and was once the capitol of the Overhill Cherokees. written Talikwa (Syllabary: ᏖᎵᏉ). Tahlequah, the current capitol of the Cherokee Nation is derived from the name.
The Tellico Earrings are a modern take on ancient tradition. Shell and pearl were traditional adornment of the Cherokee and ancient mound cultures. Pearls are formed when a the shellfish is injured. In this case the shell encases the pearl.
We do our best to match the shell pearls for color, but because this is a naturally made item no two shells are exactly the same. All of our jewelry is handmade in our studio in Oklahoma.
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How Do I Care For My Copper Jewelry?
The Best way to care for your Copper is to wear it often The natural oils from your skin will keep the copper, and pearls nice and shiny. Copper will acquire a beautiful patina over time. We feel that the patina is part of the natural beauty of the metal.
As much as possible do not wear your jewelry when working out or doing any heavy physical activity that will cause excessive sweating.
Clean your copper jewelry with a soft cloth if dirty you can use some liquid dish soap.
If you prefer, you can coat the metal with clear fingernail polis to maintain the shine.
Why Does Copper Sometimes Turn My Skin Green?
Have you ever noticed a green tint on your skin after wearing copper jewelry? That is a chemical reaction between the copper, oxygenand the sweat on your skin. The process is called oxidization and is your body's way of absorbing the copper. Copper is an essential element and your body needs it. If you skin is turning green it is your body's way of telling you that something is missing.
Where Can I Find Cherokee Copper In Person?
We are frequently asked if we have a store location. The answer is someday. But for now you can find us in cultural gift shops, museums and art galleries from Cape Code to Tahlequah. You can find our most up to date list of locations here.