These beautiful sterling silver Purple Martin earrings are handcrafted by Nanette Mickle, a Purple Martin landlord.
Each earring begins as plain silver sheet and is lovingly transformed into a beautiful, one-of-a-kind Purple Martin.
Labradorite is an iridescent gemstone with a fascinating schiller or metallic luster when viewed from certain angles. The base color of labradorite is a dark smoky gray, but when light strikes the stone in a particular direction, it displays striking rainbow-colored reflections. Most typically, these metallic tints are violet, blue and green; but sometimes yellow, orange and red can be seen. This effect is so unique to labradorite that it is referred to as labradorescence.
Nanette Mickle is a longtime martin landlord in Virginia and is responsible for initiating geolocator research from the mid-Atlantic region. She started her business 'Birds with Backpacks' and began selling her 'nature inspired jewelry with a cause' to help raise necessary funds for geolocators. All profits from the sale of her jewelry goes towards bird conservation research so not only can you look beautiful wearing her jewelry, you can feel good about purchasing it!