A pair of delicate stud earrings for those people who aren't so comfortable with long drops. These are fine silver (999) hearts, measuring 8mm x 8mm, with three teeny hearts impressed into each of them. Fine silver tarnishes much more slowly than sterling; I've created the patination using Liver Of Sulphur, which I've neutralised and sealed, with Renaissance Wax (see additional information section)
They come, of course, with slightly more generous 925 sterling butterfly backs for comfort.
I make these in small batches of 2 or 3 pairs at a time, so the precise orientation of the hearts will vary slightly, as may the exact colour of the patination, as indicated by the final photo.
If you would prefer a pair made into drops please message me and I will make a pair, just for you!
Also let me know if you would like to mix and match a pair with any of my other listings (or indeed if you want to buy just one) as that can be arranged :-)
Size = 8mm x 8mm approx
Triple heart studs
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.