STERLING SILVER EARRINGS
Each piece of Doreen Schneider's unique jewellery is a fascinating sculptural story framed in silver.
These sterling silver earrings have 2 concentric forged rings, the smaller has a small sterling silver bead; sterling silver ear wires.
Diameter of largest ring: 1.0 inch
Hand crafted on Vancouver Island.
Silver is a highly malleable metal with a brilliant white metallic lustre that can take a high degree of polishing. This has led to its huge popularity in jewellery where it is combined with copper to make it more durable. This alloy has been known as “sterling silver” since the 13th century. The minimum fineness of silver allowable in sterling silver is 92.5% which gives rise to the term “925”.
Since ancient times, silver has been closely associated with the moon and lunar influences. Diana the Roman goddess of the moon hunted with a silver bow.