This is a gorgeous pair of charoite and silver dangling earrings.
The stones are natural charoite. Charoite is a very interesting and rare semi-precious stone. It was only discovered in the 1970's and has only been found in one mine in Siberia. It is a deep purple colour flecked with black and brown.
The bead under the stone is extremely pure fine silver (98% purity). The small 'flower' bead on top of the stone, the silver wire inside and the ear hooks are all sterling silver (92.5% purity).
From the top of the hooks, the earrings are just under 3cm long. The charoite stones are 1 cm across.
I am the designer of these earrings and I have made them with my own hands. I have been making my living exclusively from designing and making jewellery for 9 years. I travel every year to seek out old and tribal silver from Asia and India along with semi-precious stones. Back at home in Brighton, England, I make these loose pieces up into beautiful and unusual jewellery.
Every item will be sent beautifully packaged in a cotton gift bag made especially for me by a women's self help group in India.