These fabulous spirals are made using the ancient filigree technique and are made from Sterling and Fine Silver components. They started out as flat shapes which were then filled with the delicate filigree wire showing off the miligrain affect of the wire, all hand forged and milled for these earrings. The trick is in the shaping and twisting to achieve the desired affect which allows the light to reflect off the polished surfaces and gives dimension to these pieces. The earrings are truly elegant and compliment any wardrobe and can be worn for work Play or evenings where they really stand out. They are polished to a high shine while the filigree is depletion gilded; a technique for raising the pure silver to the surface and crating the stark white contrast between the filigree and the Sterling Silver which has been highly polished. They measure approximately 2.25 inches in overall length.