Cosmopolitan, .75", Sterling Silver

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Most of our jewelry is hand-made by individual artists, but occasionally a fellow believer in the value of all creatures donates all or part of his or her collection.  I have received just such a collection of light-hearted and fun, vintage and retro, costume and better.  Over the next few weeks I'll be going through, repairing, cleaning, and listing so that these pieces that have brought so much joy can repeat that process timelessly.

I am uncertain what the black stones that are embedded in this lovely sterling silver casting, but I suspect they are spinel.  Often called "black onyx" in the trade, this is a misnomer, although spinel is a lovely gemstone in its own right.  (Onyx by definition is an agate with parallel bands rather than curved ones, so solid colors simply don't meet the definition.)  These earrings are classics and always an exquisite and tasteful choice.