Simple, elegant and timeless these solid gold ruby earrings would make a fabulous anniversary gift or an extra special treat for yourself.
Handcrafted from 9ct yellow gold the earrings feature a design based around circles and gemstones. The circles, or halos as we like to call them, have been gently hammered to create a unique textured appearance which not only gives them a wonderful tactile feel, but it also allows them to sparkle and shine when they catch the light. Hanging down from each halo is a gorgeous wire wrapped ruby which adds a touch of luxury and a splash of colour to these fabulous creations.
If you're looking for an extra special gift what could be better than a handmade piece of jewellery that was created just for her! No machines, no production line, just a skilled artisan sitting at a jewellery bench creating a fabulous keepsake that will stand the test of time.
As soon as we receive your order one of our trained silversmiths will begin work on your solid gold ruby halo earrings. They will start by measuring out and cutting two equal lengths of 1.5mm 9ct yellow gold wire. Working with a series of hand tools they will then bend and shape the wire into circles and use a combination of solder and flux to join each piece together. Using a rawhide mallet they will then hammer the parts onto a mandrel to make sure they are perfectly round and conform to the correct sizing's for this particular product. A bench block and jewellery hammer are then used to create the unique texturing that will make each solid gold halo totally unique.
The attention now turns to the briolette that will hang down from each earring. The jeweller will thread a thin gold wire through a purposely drilled hole in a ruby. Using a pair of pliers and a considerable amount of skill and patience they will tightly wrap the wire around the stone numerous times before creating a loop to finish, this loop will then be joined to the halo created in the previous stage. The final handcrafting process involves a gold ear pin being soldered onto the back of each individual halo.
Your item is now ready for the cleaning and polishing stage. The silversmith will use a combination of different sized files and sandpaper grits to make sure all soldered joins are invisible to the eye and smooth to the touch. A buffing wheel in combination with several polishing compounds are then skilfully applied to give your finished earrings the shiny, mirror-like finish that they truly deserve.
Finally it's off to packaging and dispatch where your item will be given a final polish before being placed in a Pretty Serendipity gift box. As a little added extra we'll also send you a 'thank you' card which includes the name of the jewellery maker who was responsible for the creation of your one of a kind earrings.