STERLING SILVER & FRESHWATER PEARL EARRINGS
Each piece of Doreen Schneider's unique jewellery is a fascinating sculptural story framed in silver.
These beautiful earrings are made from scrolled sterling silver with freshwater pearls and sterling earwires.
Hand crafted on Vancouver Island.
Drop: ~2 inches
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.