These Iolite Silver Earrings are a Classic Art Deco inspired design. They feature 5 mm round Iolite cabochons and Freshwater Pearl Drops. To create this Art Deco inspired keystone design we etched it into 20 gauge .935 Argentium Sterling Silver. After that, we enhanced the Iolite Silver Earrings with a blackened patina and hand stippling. Finally, we wanted something special for the wearer. So, we added a hand scribed unique design on the backs of these lovely Iolite Sterling Silver Earrings. These earrings measure 1-1/2″ x 3/4″. The posts on these earrings are surgical stainless steel. The earnuts are sterling silver.
Argentium sterling silver was invented in 1996 by an English professor of silversmithing. Unlike traditional sterling silver that has a pure silver content of 92.5%, Argentium has a pure silver content of 93.5%. Argentium has a small amount of the element germanium that replaces some of the copper and this changes things. This new sterling silver is highly tarnish resistant, more workable and harder than traditional sterling and many people who are allergic to traditional sterling can wear Argentium sterling.
These are a beautiful addition to your ensemble whether it be formal wear or your everyday wear.
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