Each earring is hand sawn out of a chunk of solid sterling silver. I then drill and burr out the holes for the pink tourmalines which have to be exactly the same size and shape of each individual gem, this is the tricky bit because if I take away even a fraction too much metal, I can’t put it back and the tourmaline 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 11mm 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 pink tourmalines and a natural diamond centre.
All components are sterling silver.