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  • A pair of delicate stud earrings for those people who aren't so comfortable with long drops. These are fine silver*  (999) stars, measuring 5mm at their widest point.

    After I made them, I put them in my barrel polisher, so they have a good depth of shine, which makes them a challenge to photograph! I make small batches, in one go - and you can see some of the most recent batch, in my hand, photographed in our garden so you can see the shine a little better.

    They have sterling posts and come, of course, with slightly more generous 925 sterling butterfly backs for comfort!

    As I make them by hand, having to sand and file the teeny edges, they may vary very slightly.

    Size = 5mm point to point

    These aren't hallmarked, as they are below the threshold of 7.78g which is the legal requirement for Assay here in the UK.

    * This fine silver is ArtClaySilver, which starts life as silver dust, reclaimed from the refinement process, in Japan, and then with the addition of a natural binding agent, becomes a clay. I can then mould and form it as one would a  traditional clay, firing it on a gas hob, or kiln. At this point the binder burns away, the clay shrinks approximately 10% and becomes 99.9% silver. I have (rather rubbish!) videos of this process on my facebook page and Youtube channel.

    Fine and Sterling Star stud earrings -tiny

    • 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.

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