These Silver Spiney Oyster Earrings feature irregular triangular Red Spiney Oyster cabochons. To create these earrings, we etched our design into 20 gauge .935 Argentium Sterling Silver. Next, we set the cabochons in 28 gauge .935 Argentium Silver bezels. Then, we enhanced the etched areas with a blackened patina and hand stippling. Finally, we wanted something special for the wearer. So, we have added a hand scribed unique design on the backs of the earrings. These Silver Spiney Oyster Earrings measure 1-7/8” x 1“. Also, we make our ear wires using .935 Argentium Silver wire.
We chose the Red Spiney Oyster cabochons because of their unique beauty. They have a color pattern of deep red, pink, white and a metal matrix. We think you will find these earrings a versatile addition to your jewelry collection.
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 new 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.
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