Sterling Silver (925/1000) & Green Crystal Earrings - Long

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Earring styles go in and out of fashion depending in large part on whether current hairstyles cover or expose the ear. Earrings on long loops are a very early style, usually made from gold. Finds from the Mycenaean and Minoan cultures of the 14th and 13th centuries BCE include an integral 'boat' decoration, whilst finds from Phoenicia dating from the 7th-6th century BCE have a decoration applied to the base of the loop. Plain loops - "hoop earrings" - remain popular in most cultures.

The design is inspired by my annoyance over losing one earring of a pair for the one-too-manyth time! The length and shape of the earwires ensure that they cannot rotate out of the ear, and they are remarkably comfortable to wear.

The 50mm long loops are hand-forged from Sterling Silver (925/1000) and the green drops are commercially manufactured crystal glass. (The green is actually a bright peridot-green.) N.B. Although they look a bit lemon-shaped when off, once in the ear the earwires appear to be 'hoops'.

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