Art Deco Inspired Donut Earrings. Natural Ruby & Black Obsidian. ALL Sterling Silver Hand Forged Hoop Ear-wires and Headpins. Dragon Glass. July Birthstone.
Art Deco Inspired Natural Ruby & Black Obsidian Earrings. All Sterling Silver Hand Forged Hoop Ear-wires and Headpins.
The Black Obsidian Donuts are from Mexico and the Rubies are from Africa. The Ruby beads are cute tiny smooth rondelles (around 2x3mm) and are a beautiful classic Ruby red colour, which work so well with the Black Obsidian.
Black Obsidian is a volcanic glass. On first glances it appears as a rich opaque black, but when held up to a light it has an occasional areas of translucency, showing rich browns or dark greens. Obsidian may also contain patterns of gas bubbles remaining from the lava flow. These bubbles can produce interesting effects such as a golden sheen.
✩Obsidian Mythology, Legends, Lore and History✩
*For fans of Games of Thrones this Obsidian is also know as "Dragon Glass", although I'm not sure how these earrings would help dealing with White Walkers!
*Since ancient times, obsidian has been used in making various tools such as arrowheads, knives, and saws. Today, some of the sharpest medical scalpels in the world or made from it, because of how thinly and smoothly the blades can be sharpened.
*Obsidian is a very strong gem stone of protection, worn by ancient warriors to ensure both protection in battle and also that they maintain their high standards of honour by being honest, sincere and truthful.
*Polished Obsidian was also used to make scrying mirrors for foretelling the future.
A ruby is a deep pink to blood-red coloured precious gemstone. It is part of the Corundum family, better known as Sapphires. The red colour is caused mainly by the presence of the element chromium.
✩Ruby Mythology, Legends, Lore and History✩
*Ruby is the Official Birthstone for the Month of July.
*Ruby is the zodiac stone for those born under the sign of Capricorn.
*Ruby is used for the Anniversary gifts for the 40th year of marriage.
*Its name comes from ruber which is Latin for red.
*From ancient times up through the Middle Ages, Ruby was worn as an amulet or charm to ward off plague and pestilence, and gave its wearer the virtue of prudence, and banished sadness and idle, foolish thoughts. It was reputed to bring the wearer peace, drive away frightful dreams, restrain lust, and to help resolve disputes. Not only was the wearer or carrier of this precious stone protected from all perils, but if the four corners of a house, garden or vineyard were touched by a Ruby they would be preserved from lightning, tempests, and worms.
✩Size (all measurements are approximate)✩
3.5cm from top of finding to bottom
Black Obsidian donut 14mm
Ruby Rondelles 2x3mm
(2.5cm = 1 inch, 10mm to 1cm)
The hand forged Sterling Silver ear-wire/hoops are suitable for pierced ears, they are made from 0.6mm wire. This will easily fit regular piercings but if you would prefer a thicker 0.8mm ear-wire, please add a note when you buy, I will make and replace this for you at no extra charge.
*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 gauged tunnels, I have tried this style of ear-wire trough my own 8mm metal tunnels, they fit and hang wonderfully.
Please message me if you are interested in any variations (ear cuffs, single earrings, thick handforged 2mm Aluminium earwires 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.
Please see the other listings for a matching necklace. If no necklace is listed I can make one to your requirements, please message me if you would like me to make one for you.