Lovely dove gray angelite beads are wrapped in a herringbone style with argentium sterling silver wire in these gemstone earrings. The wire framing gives these easy to wear earrings a great organic feel, and I love how the silver looks against the beautiful gray hue of the stones.
Total length is approximately 1 1/16 inches (2.7 cm), and the angelite beads are about 6 mm across. I've made the earwires by hand, and all wire is argentium sterling silver.
Argentium sterling silver has as much silver as traditional sterling silver (92.5%) but replaces some of the remaining copper with germanium, resulting in a highly tarnish-resistant metal that will stay shiny for years to come.
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