These earrings use carnelian rounds, carefully wrapped in argentium sterling silver wire. These earrings are strung from handmade argentium sterling silver ear wires, and measure 3.5 cm (1 3/8 inch) long from the top of the earwire.
Argentium sterling silver is a modern sterling silver alloy which modifies the traditional alloy (92.5% silver + 7.5% copper) by replacing some of the copper with the metalloid germanium. As it retains the 92.5% silver content of the traditional alloy, it is still referred to as sterling silver. Due to the modified alloy, it tarnishes much slower than traditional sterling silver.
NOTE: These earrings have now been sold. If you would like similar earrings, please don’t hesitate to get in touch to discuss a custom order!