One-of-a-kind Silver Galapagos Drop Earrings, 'kissed' with 24k gold, Paua Shell
Stunning sea shells, polish to perfection, each possess their own personality. Coming from the renowned Abalone, these gems are known by their Maori name - Paua Shells. Gurhan and Fiona fell in love with them on their travels and are obsessed with the interplay of colors in each individual piece. Take the beach home with your own Paua Shell set in hand hammered silver.
Primary Stone: Paua shell
- Weight: 0.76gm
- Shape: Oval
- Cut: Cabochon
- Color: Blue/green
All of our stones are ethically sourced in accordance with the standards set by the Kimberly Process
- Bezel: Sterling Silver Layered w/24k
- Earring Post / Clip / Hook: Sterling Silver
- Jump Rings: Sterling Silver
24k gold is such an important part of our DNA, that most of the GURHAN Silver styles are ‘kissed’ with 24k gold. What do we mean by “kissed”? Simply, it means that they may be either vermeil plated or bonded with 24k gold. Vermeil plating refers to the common process of chemically adhering gold to silver. Bonding entails fusing an actual sheet of gold to the silver. While bonding creates a much thicker application of gold than vermeil, our vermeil plating process applies a substantial layer of gold, befitting a precious jewelry line, and in keeping with FTC guidelines (2.5 microns).
As dedicated advocates of responsible sourcing, we strive to use recycled gold whenever we can. Our supplier certifies its sources so you can share our confidence in purchasing sustainable, responsible gold.
- Stone Setting: Bezel, closed back
- Earring Backs: Hook
- Length: 1.75"
- Width: 11mm
- Construction: Hollow