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Antiqued Bronze Gypsy Hoops, Natural White/Ivory Freshwater Pearls. Hypo-allergenic Niobium Ear-wire - Darkmoon Fayre

Darkmoon Fayre

Antiqued Bronze Gypsy Hoops, Natural White/Ivory Freshwater Pearls. Hypo-allergenic Niobium Ear-wire


HOOP (Dangle)- cast in Antiqued Bronzed "Tibetan Silver" (also known as Lead free Pewter)
EAR-WIRE (to go through the piercing)- in hand forged/hammered solid Niobium 0.8mm gauge wire (suitable for regular/normal size piercings).

Tribal statement antiqued bronze earrings with gorgeous colour shifting natural/cream coloured cultured freshwater pearls and handmade hypo-allergenic Niobium ear wires, for the Tribal/Gypsy/Fusion Bellydancer, BoHo Chic or Temple Goddess. These delicately detailed hoops, they have the look of old Hill Tribe earrings but they are much lighter, being made from Bronzed Tibetan Silver (Lead free Pewter). The pearls shimmer with hues of metallic pastel shades.

✩Size (all measurements are approximate)✩
*6.5cm (2.6 inches) from top to bottom
*width 3.8cm (1.3 inches)
*weight 7g each earring

*The cast pewter hoops have a raised & filigree design on the front, the reverse is plainer and flat, with a speckled texture design (as shown in 1 of the photos)*

The name comes from Greek mythology: Niobe, is the daughter of Tantalus.
Niobium is physiologically inert and thus hypo-allergenic. For this reason, niobium is found in many medical devices. Niobium can also be electrically heated and anodized, resulting in a wide array of colours using a process known as reactive metal anodizing which is useful in making jewellery, its natural colour is a silvery grey. The ear-wires are made from solid Niobium wire which In this instance is anodized to an antiqued bronze/gold colour. Niobium is an excellent choice for anyone with sensitive skin, especially for those allergic to nickel, or the metals added to make 925 Silver or 9ct Gold alloys.

✩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.

Hand made Niobium ear wires come as standard on these earrings.
Earrings suitable for- regular/normal pierced ears and because of the gypsy hoop style findings these earrings are also suitable to wear through gauged flesh tunnels.
Due to the integral design of the ear-wires 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. Please message me if you are interested.

If you like these tribal style earrings but would prefer something a little shorter, please see my other listings for the bronze, silver, antique gold and bright gold versions without dangles. Feel free to message me if you are interested in any variations.

✩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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