The Arabesque Swirl Earrings measure 2.5in L x .5in W. Available in an oxidized top and bright silver bottom, Bright silver top and oxidized silver bottom, all bright silver or all gold vermeil. Although the image shows two different earrings, this is for illustrative purposes only and are sold only as identical pairs. Ships in 1 day!
SKU SK-3500 Oxidized Top - Silver Bottom
SKU SK-3600 Silver Top - Oxidized Bottom
SKU SK-3700 All Bright Silver
SKU SK-3800 All Gold Vermeil
Vermeil is a French word which came into use in the English language, as an alternative for the usual term silver-gilt, it is a combination of sterling silver, gold, or other precious metals. Vermeil is a thicker application of gold than the traditional gold plated jewelry or gold-filled alternatives.
The gold portion must be at least ten karats, however, most of the Artful Jeweler artist use the thicker 18 karat gold. To the naked eye, it looks just like pure gold.
The oxidation of silver jewelry is the process of chemical alteration that occurs when certain minerals make contact with oxygen. The result is a darkening or coloring of the metal. A controlled acceleration of the process results in different shades of darkened silver.