STERLING SILVER EARRINGS
These 'Classic' Sterling Silver earrings are hand made on Salt Spring Island, B.C.. They have a secure "stirrup" back and have a 1.25 inch drop.
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%. Most modern silversmiths today use sterling silver 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.