The perfect combination between edgy and elegant, these freshwater pearl earrings are sure to make a statement. Handmade using 100% recycled sterling silver and white pearls these earrings are one of a kind. The cup shaped stud is water cast, a process which creates these unique natural splash shapes that compliment the pearls perfectly.
Baroque Pearl Water Cast Studs
♢ Solid sterling silver (100% recycled) freshwater pearls (both half drilled round and fully drilled baroque styles)
♢ To create the silver cups shape for the stud, I gather all my sterling silver I plan on using and melt it down to over 1700 ℉. When the silver is nice and liquid I carefully pour it into water. As the molten metal hits the surface it sizzles and freezes in place, capturing the moment when the silver is transformed. I love this because each cup is totally unique, outside of my control and I don’t know what kind of shape will emerge!
♢ I have naturally darkened the inside of the silver cups with a patina to create a gorgeous contrast between light and dark. The top surface is polished to a bright shine, this contrast is what sterling silver is famous for.
♢ The butterfly style earring backs are a step up in quality, a slightly thicker gauge than normal. Since studs are my go to earrings I have found from experience that a nicer ear backing was needed to hold up in regular use and keep your earrings on.