Ceylon sapphire starflower borage earrings


Handmade ceylon sapphire and sterling silver starflower borage earrings

1 in stock (can be backordered)


Borage for courage!

Roman soldiers used to drink borage wine for courage before going to battle…

Each earring is hand sawn out of a chunk of solid sterling silver. I then drill and burr out the holes for the sapphires which have to be exactly the same size and shape of each individual sapphire, this is the tricky bit because if I take away even a fraction too much metal, I can’t put it back and the sapphire won’t be set well. Once I have the gemstone seated perfectly, I burnish the metal down onto it, to lock it in (no glue is ever involved) For the finishing touch, I hand engrave the details to make the star shapes, I do this with a hand held, hand push graver. This takes years of practice to master, it is very easy to slip out and cut unwanted marks into the design.
These earrings are all slightly different, due to the hand crafted techniques used, and the nature of natural gemstones, so there is no factory made boringness.
Each disc is 15mm wide and the sheet I have sawn out is 2.5mm thick, so these earrings are moderately heavy.
Hand crafted with sterling silver and natural ceylon sapphires.
All components are sterling silver.