These new post-hoop earrings are compact but they still give you want -- a nice, chunky, semi-precious stone (8mm cushion) - set in .925 Sterling Silver and attached to a small, free-swinging, sterling silver hoop below. In house, we refer to them as door-knocker earrings.
These little stud hoops express some attitude and sophistication while wearing fun semi-precious stones in a modern design! They allow us a little class, color and swing -- while doing so in a compact gemstone and sterling silver package! And they're HOOPS!
Spiny Oyster, 8mm. Total size approx 11mm -- .925 Sterling Silver
Total length 1 1/8 inch
Traditional silversmithing is done in my Kensington, MD studio.
Spiny Oyster was used by Native American artists to make inlays in fine jewelry. It comes from the shell of the bivalve mollusk, Spondylus various. Like many other bivalve mollusks, the soft, meaty interior of Spondylus is edible, so the Spiny Oyster’s valued for its hard, outer shell as well as its interior meat. Despite its name, the Spiny Oyster’s much more closely related to the scallop than to the true oyster.
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