Sunset Agate Earrings
Sunset Agate Earrings
Sunset Agate Earrings

Sunset Agate Earrings

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Reminiscent of a sunset over clear water, these orange and clear Sumatran agates are surrounded by a fancy bezel. The back plate is cut out behind the clear parts of the stone, so the light can shine through.

Crafted with traditional metal working techniques in West Oakland from ethically sourced materials


Materials:

Sumatran agate, sterling silver, fine silver

Over the course of millennia, when water carrying silica minerals drips through cracks or holes in igneous rocks, it has a chance to build up and form agate. This type of microcrystalline quartz can form striking bands and patterns with a variety of colors, depending on the other minerals that find their way in. Agate is relatively common as stones go, but they are also one of the most interesting and colorful - no two are exactly alike!

Silver, oh silver. This lustrous white metal is amazing - more reflective than gold, more conductive than copper and just plain gorgeous. When used for jewelry, silver is mixed with copper or zinc to provide more durability and reduce tarnishing. Fine silver is 99.9% silver while sterling silver is 92.5%. Other alloys are used for specific processes, such as reticulation (80% silver). All silver will tarnish over time, but can be easily cleaned and polished.