These Sterling Lapis Earrings feature 10x8mm oval Lapis cabochons. To create these earrings, first we etched the Twigs and Leaves design into 20 gauge .935 Argentium Sterling Silver. Next, we set the Lapis 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 Sterling Lapis Earrings measure 1-1/8″ x 1-1/16″. We make our ear wires using .935 Argentium Sterling Silver wire.
These earrings would be a great addition to your jewelry collection. The elongated diamond shape of the earrings makes them a standout. The color of the Lapis cabochons makes these earrings wearable with many items in your wardrobe. They would pair well with red, black, green, light blue and pink, to name a few. The natured inspired design works for casual outings as well as for a day at the office and an evening out.
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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.