These earrings use jade rounds, carefully wrapped in argentium sterling silver wire. These earrings are strung from handmade argentium sterling silver ear wires, and measure 4 cm (1 1/2 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’d like to discuss a similar pair, to be made as a custom order, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.