Wire/Granulation Bali sterling Black onyx, pearls
and Sterling silver French ear wires
Heavy sterling silver Wire/granulation bali beads
combined with Black onyx, pearls with a french ear wire
make these earring a classic !
Bali beads are Sterling silver beads which are produced
in Bali,on a small island in Indonesia from a community
in Celuk, These artists are specialized silver craftsmen
from generations,and They are known for their
granulation and wire work decoration. They use very
simple tools and make the silver entirely by hand. They
mix the fine pure silver, copper and metals that will melt
when heated with a torch. After that, the silver will be
poured into a mold to create a sheet or a wire. The silver
is then cut into different shapes and sizes. After it is
formed, they will be cleaned by a solution and dipped
into an oxidixing solution which fills the silver with a dark
colour and highlights the images on a bead.
A limited amount of bali silver is made by casting
because of the nature of the design. Some of designs
also needs both hand skill and the casting process.
Although it is casted, the material used is still 92.5
sterling silver or better known as 925.
Throughout history, the pearl, with its warm inner glow
and shimmering iridescence, has been one of the most
highly prized and sought after gems. In ancient Rome,
pearls were considered the ultimate symbol of wealth and
social standing. The Greeks held the pearl in high
esteem for both its unrivaled beauty and its association
with love and marriage.
Onyx is the birthstone for Leos and the anniversary
gemstone for the 7th year of marriage. Black Onyx is the
anniversary gemstone for the 10th year of marriage.
Onyx is a variety of the microcrystalline quartz, called
chalcedony. The name “chalcedony” comes from
Calcedon or Calchedon, an ancient port on the Sea of
Marmara in Asia Minor. Black Onyx can be found in
Uruguay and bordering regions of Brazil, Afghanistan,
India, Madagascar, Peru and the US.
May we suggest matching Bracelet
|Sterling silver will tarnish over time. To clean, use a
polishing cloth, commercial cleaner or sprinkle a fair
amount of dry baking powder on a soft cloth. Rub
carefully to avoid scratching stones or glass
components. When done, shake the powder off.