Forged Silver Hoop Earring “Petal Hoop” with gold, Size Small Handcrafted, Keum-boo
Ahhhh…the staple of any earring collection…the Hoop! I don’t know about you, but as I get older, I appreciate less fuss; less muss; things that are easy to wear. Welcome the Petal Hoop Earring with fully articulating ear wire for easy put on and take off.
Petal Hoop Earrings begin with sturdy, square Argentium Silver Wire. The wire is generously thick for the perfect combination of sturdy without being heavy. Argentium has a bit higher silver content than sterling silver. Petal Hoops are formed into gentle rounds then hammered for a delightful. These hoop earrings are dressed up with 24-carat gold, permanently bonded to the silver, using an ancient technique known as Keum-boo. After the gold is attached, the earrings are treated with a patina to tarnish the silver but not the gold; the contrast between the two metals is stunning.
Petal hoops attach to your ear with sterling, fully articulating “French” style ear wires that so many of you are familiar with. These ear wires provide easy on and off and lots of lovely sway.
To attach, just begin as you would with any French ear wire: insert through your ear and then flex the ear wire gently with your thumb, find the hole in the hoop, and insert.
Dimensions: Small Petal Hoop earrings measure 1 inch across and just over 1 and ¼ inches in length, measured from where the earring inserts into your ear.
NOTE: These hoops are hammered and with attached gold on one side and flat/level on the other side, so there is a Left earring and a Right earring.
Your earrings arrive in a sturdy gift box, already for gifting. Shipping is free!