Aquamarine stones hang on sleek, hammered, anti-tarnish Argentium - The Finest Sterling Silver. Aquamarine makes a beautifully soothing earring with its varying blue hues like a foggy morning sky in the mountains. Look into the stones, you can see the clouds floating across the sky. I form the wire into a dangle style earring, gently curving it around a wooden circular mold, then hammer its end for a sleek, modern look.
- Ear wire material: anti-tarnish Argentium® Sterling Silver
- Length of earring from post: about 1-1/2". The longer dangling back is about 1" long.
- Stone: Aquamarine, 6mm
Hypoallergenic/Nickel Free: Yes
- Earrings will come on a Handmade In Conifer earring card in a 3” square silver gift box wrapped with a ribbon!
About Aquamarine & Metaphysical Properties
The legendary origin of Aquamarine is that it was found in mermaids' treasure chests, making it renowned as a lucky stone for sailors. Its name is derived from the Latin words for "water" and "sea". Consequently, Aquamarine is said to protect from perils fo the sea, including seasickness.
About Argentium® Sterling Silver
Argentium® – The Finest Silver - is a purer version of Sterling Silver that is also highly tarnish resistant. Standard "Sterling Silver" is an alloy composed of 92.5% silver and 7.5% other metals, usually copper. This is why you may also see "925 Sterling Silver" for items that are Sterling Silver.
Argentium® is made with 93.5% silver and 6.5% other metals, including germanium and copper, which gives Argentium® additional beneficial properties for jewelry makers. For my jewelry, the biggest benefit of using Argentium® instead of regular Sterling Silver is that it is anti-tarnish. It is also not plated, it is 100% Argentium® Silver - so there is no worry about plating rubbing off. Argentium® jewelry is always hypoallergenic.
In addition to these benefits, Argentium® is responsibly manufactured, is ethically sourced, and is certified to be made with 100% recycled silver.
NOTE: Argentium® Silver should never be cleaned using silver "dip" cleaners. Please either wipe with a soft cloth or use only water and mild dish soap if you need to clean your Argentium® Sterling Silver jewelry.