Mockingbird earrings made from sterling silver and tanzanite, and I love how they turned out! The birds look as though they will fly off any second, which is what I was trying to capture. They were meticulously sawed out by hand, then soldered to textured discs. I added a patina to bring out the details and they are hand-polished to a satin shine.
Hanging from each earring is a cluster of genuine tanzanite gemstones, wire-wrapped in sterling silver, that catch the light beautifully. Tanzanite occurs only in the East African state of Tanzania in a volcanic basin called Merlani, and was discovered only about 50 years ago. Tanzanite mines are predicted to run dry roughly around 2022, making this a very desirable gem!
They hang from sterling silver ear wires and measure just over 2" from the top of the ear wire to the bottom of the tanzanite stones. They are about 7/8 inches at their widest point, and are a nice comfortable weight.
Made with love and care, these will last a lifetime and beyond, and would make a wonderful gift, especially for a bird lover.
Like all my jewelry, it comes artfully gift boxed with eco-friendly packaging, ready for giving!
Copyright 2017 Annette Thomason
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If you have ordered a ring and the size is not right and you need to have it resized, I will be happy to do it but there is a $15 stocking fee plus shipping costs. So it is much better to have the right size from the beginning! If you would like to buy a ring but are not sure of your ring size, I can send you one free of charge. Just send me a message with your request and an address.
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