Antiqued Sterling Silver Stud Earrings with Carnelian Cabochon.
These domed disc studs are handmade from sterling silver with a rusty red coloured carnelian cabochon setting. I wanted to give these earrings a worn and rustic appearance, to create an aged quality like that of an antique family heirloom or ancient relic. I have achieved this using heat and hammer tecniques and finishing it with a patina to oxidise the silver and give it that worn, aged look.
Some areas have been polished back to reveal the silver and give a contrast to the design. They come with sterling silver earring backs/scrolls.
Size: Approx. 13mm in diameter. The carnelian is 6mm.
Shipping: 1st class post, in an eco gift box (packaging is made from recycled materials and is reusable or recyclable).
Materials: Sterling silver 925 and carnelian cabochons.
Please note that the photographs are taken with a macro lens to show detail close up and the item will therefore appear larger in the pictures than it actually is. Please check that the size and description meet your requirements before ordering and contact me if you have any questions.
© Angela R Connah designer/maker ARC Jewellery
Oxidised Carnelian Studs
About Argentium® Silver
* Argentium® is less prone to tarnish than sterling silver.
* It has a higher fine silver content (93.5% or 96.5%).
* The silver is 100% recycled.
* It's less likely to cause irritation to sensitive skin.
For this reason I now make all the ear wires and ear pins on my earrings from Argentium® silver.