Three ring circle earrings made with sterling silver and 14kt gold
How they are made:
The silver rings are formed out of 18 gauge wire, the gold ring is formed out of 20 gauge 14 kt gold wire. The three of them are soldered closed together and then forged (hammered).
Next, the ear wire is fabricated. This starts with a piece of 20 gauge wire usually about 2" long. The wire is heated red hot on one end just until a molten ball forms on the end, then it is quenched in water and pickled.
The circle is formed with round nosed pliers and then the shaping of it is done on a mandrel. The end of the wire is smoothed using a cup bur so there are no sharp edges and then the end of the wire is given a small bend.
Finally, the circles soldered on and the earrings are tumbled to 'work harden' them and give them their final finish.
From the top of the first circle to the bottom of the third one is approximately 1 ¾ inches.
First Item: $ 3.00
Additional Items: $ 0.00
I accept payment through Paypal or if you'd like to pay by credit card, you can use PayPal (without creating an account if you don't have one).
I will ship within 3 business days of payment with delivery confirmation, using the US Postal Service.
Currently shipping in the United States only.
*** California residents will be charged sales tax ***
I want you to be satisfied with your purchase, however, if you want to return for a refund, you must do so within 7 days of delivery date. Please email me prior to returning your item.
on Apr 17, 2013