These delicate flowers are made using fine (999) silver; into which I impressed a real leaf to give the subtle texture. I then made and soldered a 925 sterling silver earring post on and have added large (for comfort) 925 sterling silver butterfly backs.
I've then tumbled these to ensure the posts are firmly attached and this also gives an amazing shine - so much that it is really hard to photograph!
In the final photo, where I am holding a pair of each of the larger flowers, I have both the shiny and the patinated/oxidised in my hand, so that you can see the difference.
Fine silver will tarnish / oxidise naturally, but it takes much longer to do so than sterling, due to it's purity
I have 2 styles; a pointed, clematis style flower and a forget-me-not flower.
The clematis are approximately 10-12mm in diameter, depending on the depth of the curve
The forget-me-nots are available in three approximate sizes; 10-12mm, 7 mm and 6mm diameter. The 6mm never have a ball in the centre. The others are available with or without (tell me if you have a preference in your message to seller)
As with many of my pairs of earrings, I make these in small batches to try and ensure I get a well matched pair. If the size you want isn't showing as in stock, do message me to see if it's just that I've not updated my listings, or to chivvy me along with making new.
Do let me know if you would prefer to mix and match a pair from this or my other listings (or indeed if you want to buy just one) as that can be arranged :-)
More of my jewellery can be found on my personal website: https://www.dawngilldesigns.com/
In stock and available for instant dispatch - price is per pair.
Delicate, textured, Clematis or Forget-Me-Not flower stud earrings
Sterling Silver will eventually oxidise or tarnish. It's a natural process that can be slowed down by regular wear and by keeping unworn items away from the atmosphere. If you leave your jewellery out on display, this oxidisation will be faster. You can polish up your items, with a soft cloth, some silver polish, or a buffing cloth such as Town Talk, which is readily available from any high street jewellers in the UK
Fine silver is 99.9% silver, and because of this the tarnish rate is much, much slower. Again, a buff should do the job for polishing it back up. If I have patinated your silver already, be gentle when buffing!
Each piece should stand up to regular wear, but , as with all jewellery, please remove it before washing, using chemicals or applying perfume etc
Apply body lotion and perfume a few minutes before putting on your jewellery to help slow down tarnish
The sterling silver used in these items was sold to me by my bullion dealer as certified recycled.
The gemstones I use have been sold to me by reputable dealers as untreated (unless stated specifically in the listing). They are a natural, organic creation from the earth and each one will be slightly different. You can see examples of this on my Facebook page.
I select the stones that I think go together best for each project, hence my comments that each item is individual.