Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Handmade Sterling Silver Rhodolite Garnet and Freshwater Pearl Earrings

The pearls are white, luminous and smooth. The rhodolite garnets are a yummy plummy-red and facetted. They are accented with handcrafted argentium sterling silver hoops. The ear wires are handmade argentium sterling silver wire.

Freshwater Pearls: pear-shape 5mmx7mm, 3mmx5mm
Rhodolite Garnet: 5mm
top to bottom: 41mm (1 5/8")

Gracie Jewellery arrives in its own storage pouch.

*Argentium Sterling Silver is sterling silver with less of the copper alloy. Copper is what makes sterling silver tarnish. Argentium is 92.5% pure silver with the balance a mix of germanium and copper. This makes Argentium silver harder, brighter and more highly tarnish resistant than traditional sterling silver. While Argentium silver is a bit more expensive than traditional sterling silver, it is well worth it.

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