These sterling silver tally marks are made in a "five-bar gate" formation. Four sterling silver downward strokes have been soldered to their diagonal fifth mark with a sterling silver earring post at the back. The earrings are entirely hand fabricated from sterling silver square wire. The ear nut is also sterling silver. They measure about 9/16 inch wide by 1/2 inch tall (14mm x 11mm). These silver tally marks add 5 and 5 to 10! Wouldn't they be fun to wear to a bridge or bunco game or given as a 5th anniversary gift?
"Tally marks are an implementation of the unary numeral system. They are a form of numeral used for counting. They allow updating written intermediate results without erasing or discarding anything written down." Wikipedia
Please note that your earrings may vary slightly in line placement as each pair are handmade. Tally mark earrings will be made to order. Thank you for looking!