Winter themed treasury featuring my Ice Queen necklace- sky blue topaz, white freshwater keshi pearls, and sterling silver.
An Oddly Enchanting Gems shop customer sent in a photo today of a pair of earrings she had created using Akoya pearls that she purchased. They are incredible and I just had to share them with you.
Here's the description from her store:
Solid 22k gold earrings based on an ancient Roman design. I alloy my own gold mixture, the way the ancients made gold. Pure 24k gold is mixed with a very small amount of other metals to make it malleable and slightly less soft, while still retaining its beautiful, brilliant, yellow color. I draw out wire and mill sheet from this mixture. Days are spent making the tiny granules that are fused to the piece without solder. The gold domes are fabricated separately and soldered in place. A labor intensive, but very rewarding process!
Simple ear wires are fabricated from 20k gold, which is stronger and well suited for findings.
Two Akoya cultured saltwater pearls hang from each earring. There is no industry standard for grading, but these were graded AA+ based on GIA standards by a graduate gemologist certified in pearls. Along with the pearls, melon cut Aquamarine beads are hung from each earring.
Signed on the back.
2 inches (54mm) long
3/4 inch (21mm) wide
domes are 1/2 inch (14mm)
Shipping includes insurance and a satin gift pouch.
You could easily wear these when you go to accept your Oscar!
22K Gold, Aquamarine, Akoya Pearl, Roman Style Earrings
A little bit about me. I'm an Army brat that's finally somewhat settled after a childhood spent....everywhere. We just moved to Upstate South Carolina, and I've got to say, I love it here!