These earrings are elegant in their shape and length and design. They are made from Sterling, Fine Silver and 14Kt Gold.
The stones are amazing colored .45 carat weight each at minimum, fully faceted Oval Tanzanite gemstones. These gemstones are tri-chroic gems exhibiting the deep blues, purples and flashes of red characteristic of this variety of Zoisite. They are mined in one area of Tanzania and are considered a single source Gem. The stones are set in Bezel settings formed from reclaimed 14kt Gold and forged and milled into the Bezels for these stones.
The earrings are made after the Russian Filigree style and utilize the techniques to create the Filigree and design. These earrings are a little different in that each open cell in the design is not filled with Filigree but rather the negative spaces in this design are as important as the Framing and filigree of the earring. These are extremely elegant while being delicate and the Stones are absolutely stunning.
They measure a sixteenth of an inch shy of 3.0 inches in length overall. Not quite shoulder scrapers, but close. They are almost too fancy for everyday wear but they are dazzling with any wardrobe. I recommend adding some small rubber post backs when you wear them to insure they are not inadvertently lost.