SOLD Sterling Sugilite Star Earrings
Sold Vintage Jewellery
Lovely sterling silver and stabilized sugilite hand crafted vintage star earrings. Nicely made, circa 1980 - 1990, lovely organic design - nice weight to wear.
2cm x 2cm
4 Grams (pair)
Sterling Silver, Sugilite
Spectacular vintage condition. Shows mild wear commensurate with age, no dings or chips, will come with some patina, as level of polish is a matter of taste. Has a handcrafted look to it - amazing vintage earrings.
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.
Stabilised stone is any natural stone, like turquoise, or lapis for example, that has been infused with a resin to strengthen and (sometimes) colour it.