Rhyolite Post Earrings
These unique post earrings have been created using beautiful green Rhyolite round gemstones that measure 8 mm in diameter. They have surgical steel posts and backs.
Each stone and gemstone is unique, each piece of jewelry we make is also.
Rhyolite is a volcanic rock, and has a very similar chemical equivalent to granite. Found in volcanic arcs where “crustal” rocks have sub ducted under the crust and have melted into a lighter silica rich magma. What is considered Rhyolite contains more than 70% silica, giving this stone it’s light and color.
Some call the stone the “Streaming Rock” due to the colored bands, bubbles and crystal-rich layers of material that form when the lava flows over stone surfaces and slowly moves forward.