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Aphrodite Baroque Pearl, Byzantine Inspired Hoops. All 925 Sterling Silver Hand Forged Ear-wires - Darkmoon Fayre

Darkmoon Fayre

Aphrodite Baroque Pearl, Byzantine Inspired Hoops. All 925 Sterling Silver Hand Forged Ear-wires


*You will get the exact pair of earrings as shown in the photos*

Aphrodite White/Pale Ivory Baroque Pearl, Byzantine Inspired Hoop Earrings. All 925 Sterling Silver Hand Forged Ear-wires. Seed and Baroque Freshwater Pearls. Two simple but beautiful and timeless ingredients: Sterling Silver and Peals, are bought together in this creation.

✩Size (all measurements are approximate)✩
2.5cm from top of ear-wire to bottom
Large Pearls are around 11x8mm (are a natural organic shape, so will vary from each other slightly in size)

✩Cultured Pearls✩
Cultured Pearls are real pearls, they have been made by the mollusc. Once the nucleus (usually a mother-of-pearl bead) is inserted into the oyster or mussels, the pearl growing process is the same as that of a natural pearl. Their outer coatings (Nacre) are the same material as a natural pearl, and they take years to form in a mollusc's mantle. Nacre is formed from iridescent layers of crystallised calcium carbonate. It’s pretty much impossible to tell the difference between a natural and cultured pearl by just looking at its outer appearance. The only way to make absolute certain whether a pearl is natural or cultured is to perform an x-ray of the internal structure of the pearl.

✩Pearl Mythology, Legends, Lore and History✩
Pearls are natural wonders that have been treasured for centuries by cultures ancient and modern around the world. Greek mythology proclaimed pearls to be tears of joy shed by the goddess Aphrodite. Ancient Egyptians associated pearls with Isis, the goddess of healing and life. Pearls are the Birthstone for June and the Zodiac stone for Gemini.

The hand forged Sterling Silver ear-wire/hoops are suitable for regular pierced ears, they are made from 0.6mm wire which I have lightly hammered for spring and texture. This is quite a fine wire and will easily fit regular piercings.
*Due to the integral design of the bead and ear findings a direct swap for non-pierced finding is not available. But if you like this design I could make you something very similar with a non-pierced finding (the non-pierced findings would be silver plated).
*These earring hoop finding can be worn through a gauged tunnel, I have tried this style of ear-wire trough my own 8mm tunnels and they look fantastic.
Please message me if you are interested in any variations (ear cuffs, single earrings etc.)

✩The hand photo✩
Meet Mephisto the measuring hand, he will help show you the rough scale of the jewellery. The hand is exactly the same size as my own hand (I’m an average UK ladies size 7 glove).

Your purchase will come gift wrapped in a lovely organza bag, acid free coloured/patterned tissue paper (colour+patterns may vary depending on season/item) and a sturdy outer packing mini corrugated cardboard box, ready to give as a loving gift to someone special or for a treat for yourself.
If you have any special requests, please ask.

If you like these earrings see my other listings for a beautiful matching necklace or request a custom design. Please message me if you are interested in matching items.




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