Each geode in the Hope earrings is hand picked based on their quality and suitable appearance. A cross section of the natural stone is cut and polished. The outer radius of each agate slice is electro plated in 16 carat gold and set in gold plated brass. The concoction of aqua blues and titanium treated AB quartz gives an outstanding elegant statement piece. The entire process is a three day highly skilled craft from raw material to fashion statement. The aptly titled Hope brings the endearing deep space awe to the human form in a unique and subtle eye catching Irish product.