Several of my friends/customers have asked if I have earrings that are not that long, and maybe on ear posts, as opposed to the common French ear wires. Yup, here they are!
These are the same design as my Asynchronous Orbits earrings but slightly shortened on the top edge, and replaced with sterling silver ear posts.
They are still cute, very eye-catching, but not as long and dangly as the ones on ear wires. The slightly shortened length allows for the silver rings to fall just below the ear lope, preserving their subtle movement without tugging on the ears.
These are still 1/2" wide, a tiny bit over 1" long, colorful but slender near the ear, bright and lively at the silver rings!
~~~~ Materials ~~~~
Sterling silver and anodized niobium.
Niobium is a natural material, element number 41 on the periodic table. The color of natural niobium is a dark, warm gray. Natural niobium requires no maintenance, will not tarnish in our natural environment.
When anodized, a layer of "skin" forms on the metal surface and reflects colors of the spectrum. Niobium is hypoallergenic, even for people with most skin sensitivity. Anodized niobium will not tarnish either; however just as any anodized colors on metals, they should be treated similar to your other fine jewelry, avoid contact with any abrasive materials and prolong direct sun light. To clean it, use water and mild soap, gently slush and pat dry; store anodized niobium in separate bag/container to avoid accidental scratches by other harsh materials.
Niobium has long been my favorite metal to use in handmade jewelry. Hope you will like it too.