№ 056 Coin Silver

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These earrings feature two antique coin silver dangles from Afghanistan.  These are some of Silvija's favorite components to work with due to their subtle details and beautifully worn texture.

Coin silver is made from a mixture of metals with a high pure silver content, often repurposing coins by melting them down.  The coin silver components I work with are antiques from all of the world, ranging from 80-120 years old, found in India, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, and many West African countries such as Nigeria and Mali.  The wear and patina of antique coin silver has informed much of my jewelry aesthetic over the years.  The pieces are very special and rare.

Earrings measure 1 ½” from top of earwire.  All findings used are oxidized sterling silver.