These Anthos Leaf Hoop Earrings are handmade from 19 gauge sterling silver or 14k gold filled wire. The hoops hang lightly from the ear for a sleek minimalist look. The delicate leaf shape is a unique take on the standard hoop earring.
Anthos, which means flower in Greek, is my collection inspired by nature and my Grecian heritage. You can also pair this ring with the necklaces, cuffs and earrings in her Anthos line.
The length of these earrings are approximately 2.5 inches (individual pieces my may vary slightly).
These earrings come attached to a jewelry card and packaged in a gift ready craft paper jewelry box for shipping.
I take great care in selecting the materials I use for my jewelry. It is important to me that the metal I use is beautiful, of the highest quality, while also being strong enough to be worn frequently.
I use 14k gold filled instead of gold plating because of its durability, strength and resistance to tarnish. Gold plating often flakes off quickly and tarnishes easily. Real gold is too soft for everyday wear. My gold filled jewelry can be worn daily and will last for years if maintained properly.
All of my silver jewelry is made with sterling silver. Sterling silver holds up well when soldered and doesn’t tarnish easily. I also love the way silver highlights different dimensions of color in my hand mixed resin.
As gold filled can not be cast I use solid bronze for my hand cast components. Bronze compliments the gold well and has an earthy quality to it as it wears.