Snowflake Obsidian stones hang on sleek, hammered Argentium - The Finest Sterling Silver. 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: tarnish resistant Argentium® Sterling Silver
- Length of earring from post: about 1-1/2". The longer dangling back is about 1" long.
- Stone: Snowflake Obsidian, 6mm
Hypoallergenic/Nickel Free: Yes
- Jewelry will be nicely presented in a gift box wrapped with a ribbon!
About Snowflake Obsidian
Obsidian is a naturally occurring volcanic glass formed in swiftly cooling lava that has a high silica content. Snowflake obsidian gets its name and patterns from cristobalite (a type of quartz) inclusions formed in the obsidian as it devitrifies.
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. Thus, you see "925 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 much more tarnish resistant.
In addition, Argentium® is responsibly manufactured, ethically sourced, and certified to be made with 100% recycled silver.