These Silver Chrysocolla Earrings feature 14x10mm oval Chrysocolla cabochons. To create these earrings, first we etched the earring design into 20 gauge .935 Argentium Sterling Silver. Next, we set the Chrysocolla cabochons in 28 gauge .935 Argentium Sterling Silver bezels. Then, we enhanced the etched areas with hand stippling. Finally, for the wearer, we have added a unique design on the backs of the earrings. The Silver Chrysocolla Earrings measure 1″ x 11/16″. We make our ear wires using .935 Argentium Sterling Silver wire.
These earrings would make a nice addition to your jewelry collection. The color of the Chrysocolla cabochons make these earrings wearable with many items in your wardrobe. They would pair well with red, black, purple, and dark green, to name a few. The simplicity of the design works for casual outings as well as for a day at the office.
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An English professor of silversmithing invented Argentium sterling silver in 1996. Traditional sterling silver has a pure silver content of 92.5%. In contrast, Argentium has a pure silver content of 93.5%. A small amount of the element germanium replaces some of the copper. As a result, this sterling silver is highly tarnish resistant, more workable and harder than traditional sterling silver. Many people who are allergic to traditional sterling silver can wear Argentium sterling silver without a problem.