I was recently asked to make something for a very favourite customer by her husband. I had a loose brief, which consisted of a budget and an idea of pendant or earrings.
Because snowdrops give me hope in dark times, and this commission arrived during the Covid-19 lockdown, I thought I'd start with those
I have two pairs, in two different lengths to show you here.
35mm or 48mm (approximately, to the longest part of the flower / gemstone)
I can, of course make these into dangly studs if you would prefer
The standard option is for freshwater pearls and peridot, but as you can see, I can make them with other stones if you would like.
The other option shown here is emerald, pearl and garnet, in the longer length and this pair is ready for immediate dispatch
To order the standard peridot and pearl option, just select your drop length from the variations. If you would like a different gemstone option, you can either tell me in the customisation field, or send me a message.
If you would like a bespoke pair, with Argentium earwires please contact me, as I'll be happy to make a pair just for you.
Snow drop earrings - peridot and pearl (or add birthstones)
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.