SOLD Creatures of the Sea Earrings
Native American Vintage Jewellery
Liquid silver bead earrings with simple sterling stud and three sea themed sterling charms - seahorse, angelfish and pelicans, a nice big loop and quality detailed charms - great statement earrings, circa 1980s.
2.8 cm x 6cm
- acid tests for sterling
Spectacular vintage condition!! Shows mild wear commensurate with age, posts have been straightened at some point - minor, no chips, will come with some patina, as level of polish is a matter of taste.
About this Piece
Sterling is an alloy of silver containing at least 92.5% pure silver (925 parts of 1000 thus the 925 stamp), the remainder is made up of a mix of metals (most commonly copper) used to make the metal workable. Pure silver is generally considered too soft to work with, although you can find silver jewellery at 950 or 980, even the occasional 99.9% fine silver, which can be work-hardened to increase durability.