I love Iris, but I'm rubbish at growing them
These are more durable than a bunch of flowers from the supermarket and are made from fine (pure) silver*, with sterling silver posts and butterfly backs
At the moment there is just this one pair made, with a shaded patination, (just as iris in real life are often differently coloured) and this shows up the texture, but if you would prefer an unpatinated pair, just make that selection at check out
Size = approximately 17mm x 13mm with 10mm drop from piercing
They come, of course, with slightly more generous 925 sterling butterfly backs for comfort.
If you would prefer a pair made into drops please message me and I will make a pair, just for you!
Final photo of the iris that I envy at #HamlinLaneAllotments
Iris stud earrings - fine silver
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 ass certified recycled.
he 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.