These elegant little 14k yellow gold filled concave disk earrings feature subtle hammered texture, beautiful light play, minimalist design, and mixed metal versatility with fine silver faceted nugget beads nested in each disk. They wear perfectly for dress up or dress down and look amazing with just about anything. These just might be your new favorite wear everyday earrings.
These earrings are made to order and no two are exactly the same, yours will be created just for you.
-I named these the “Mini Gong” earrings because the shape and contrast make me think of tiny hammered golden gongs with silver mallets.
-Disks are 20 gauge 14k yellow gold filled about 9mm diameter (3/8″) , hammer textured and formed into concave shapes with nice subtle texture which cup the silver beads and catch light.
-A gorgeous little hand carved fine silver 2.5mm hexagonal bead dangles at the center of each disk from a fire torched sterling silver headpin. Headpin is left dark from fire torching to add contrast and visual interest.
-Total earring length from top of hook to bottom of design is 18mm (just under 3/4″). Drop length from connecting point at bottom of hook to bottom of dangle is 9mm (3/8″).
-Earring hooks are small solid sterling silver ball end ear wires.
Thank you so much for visiting my shop! If you have any questions about this design or any of the designs in my shop please message me, I’m happy to help!
ABOUT GOLD FILLED JEWELRY
Gold-filled jewelry is composed of a solid layer of gold, which must constitute at least 5% (1/20) of the item’s total weight, mechanically bonded to sterling silver or a base metal (such as jeweler’s brass). Gold-filled items are 5 to 10 times thicker than regular gold plating, and 15 to 25 times thicker than gold electroplate, making it much more valuable and longer lasting because gold-filled has an actual layer of karat gold, not just a microscopic film as on plated jewelry which is estimated to be 0.05% or less of the metal product. Most gold-filled is 12kt or 14kt gold-filled (I use 14kt for my pieces). Gold-filled does not de-laminate or peel like plated or “dipped” products. It is tarnish resistant and does not tarnish as readily as silver. Many find that they never have to clean gold-filled items at all. However, from time to time your jewelry may become dirty from everyday wear. To clean gold-filled it is best to use mild soap and water.
ABOUT FINE SILVER
My fine silver beads and components are made completely by hand in the remote mountain area of Northern Thailand by the Karen Hill Tribe. Known and respected for their skill and expert craftsmanship in silver smithing, and using centuries old techniques, these artisans create pieces of a distinctive style unique to them. Karen Hill Tribe silver pieces are made of a higher purity than 92.5% sterling silver. Because the actual range is 95-99% purity, these pieces are softer, have a whiter color and will not tarnish as readily as sterling silver. Beads may have a visible seam. Sizes and shapes may vary slightly with these handcrafted items. All of my Hill Tribe fine silver is purchased directly from the source using ethical and fair trade practices.
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