Kalahari Earrings 1 of 2
Part of the Ocean collection, inspired by the salt the sand and earth. Each piece in this collection I wanted to capture a love of movement and the contrast of warm and cool colors like when the waves hit the shore.
There are only two pairs of this style. Made with American mined Royston ribbon turquoise, 14k gold fill, snake chain fringe and reticulated silver texture.
Reticulation is used exclusively by studio jewelers to produces a ridged textured surface through controlled heating. Reticulation involves heating a sheet of gold or silver alloy up to 10 times to oxidize the copper at the surface, then pickling to remove the oxide and leave a thin layer of pure metal. This process results in different melting temperatures between the surface and the interior of the sheet, in the interior flows before the surface metal does resulting in wrinkles that look like a mountain ridge or surface of the moon. Do to the nature of the technique each piece is unique in its pattern and can never be repeated exactly, making each piece special and one of a kind.
- Made with .925 sterling nickel free hooks
- 14k gold fill
- American mined Royston Ribbon turquoise
- 4 inches in length
- Weight .25oz each