Silver is a precious white metal which is highly conductive and malleable. Because of its softness and receptiveness to polish, silver was notably first used during ancient times to create tableware with intricate designs and a mirror-like shine. Then in 12th century Europe, people discovered that silver could be alloyed with other metals to create a more durable and useful material known today as sterling silver. Initially, sterling silver was used to make monetary coins. Early Norman sterling silver pennies were typically imprinted with small stars, so many believe that that word “sterling” came from the Old English word “steorling,” meaning “with a little star.” It wasn’t until the mid-19th century that sterling silver really became popular in jewelry making, later making its mark on Art Nouveau design and modern fashion.
These stunning, seashell earrings, made of .925 sterling silver, are perfect for the beach, resorts, vacations, and would also make an excellent gift for anyone who loves summer and the sea! These pieces are finely detailed, sturdy and lightweight. Each piece features three gorgeous sterling silver seashells clumped together just as they would be found in nature!
These earrings measure .75″L x .75″W, weigh .1 oz each and are in perfect vintage condition.
Please take a look at the other sea treasures available in our shop!