Unusual reticulated & oxidised sterling silver long drop earrings with a 24ct gold stripe.
Handmade with sterling silver sheet that has been reticulated to give it this unusual stone-like texture on the surface. 24ct gold foil is applied in the ancient Korean technique of Keum-Boo, where the 'attached gold' is fused to the surface of the silver with pressure and heat. The earrings are then submerged in an oxidising solution which darkens the silver, (these earrings have taken on a lovely graphite/ slate colour) but leaves the gold untouched, to increase the contrast between the two. The oxidising will very slowly reduce with wear to give a lovely antique look. The silver can be treated again if a darker colour is desired.
Total length 33mm (from top of ear wire loop to bottom of drop)
Actual Drop is 21mm long
sterling silver ear wire
24ct gold foil stripes.