LAPISLAZULI TINY GEMSTONE STUD EARRINGS
Stylish and unique these Sterling Silver earrings. Hand crafted on Saltspring Island B.C. by Alvaro Sanchez.
Length~ 1.25 inch
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 â€œsterling silverâ€Â since the 13th century. The minimum fineness of silver allowable in sterling silver is 92.5% which gives rise to the term â€œ925â€Â. Most modern silversmiths today use sterling siver on a ratio of 97.5% silver to 2.5% copper. 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.