Sterling Silver Filigree and Herkimer Diamond Drop Earrings

in: Earrings

$49.00

Pretty Sterling Silver Filigree and Herkimer Diamond Drop Earrings.  Okay, so Herkimer Diamonds are not actually "diamonds", but double-terminated quartz crystals with exceptional clarity (water-clear) discovered in Herkimer County, New York.  The "Diamond" in their name is due to their clarity and natural faceting of this gemstone. This clarity makes it hard for me to photograph how beautiful these little nuggets are!

 

I used beautiful sterling silver filigree drops - oxidized to bring out all the texture of the swirls - and wrapped these shimmering Herkimer Diamond nuggets in sterling silver.  These earrings are incredibly lightweight and have such a nice swing when worn!

The earrings are suspended from French style ear wires, which I forged from Argentium  Sterling Silver, and tumbled for extra strength and shine. The earrings measure aproximately 1 7/8" from the top of the ear wire to the bottom of the earring.

I was inspired by the month of April's birthstone (Diamond!) in making these earrings.

Jewelry is made using traditional metalworking techniques, including soldering, filing, sanding, texturing, polishing, and tumbling in my home studio. Jewelry comes wrapped in a cotton-lined gift box and ships quickly. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.  

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NOTE: 100% of the proceeds from the sale of these earrings will be donated to Miracle Horse Rescue, a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for helping me help those who cannot help themselves!