Silver and Gold Chain Maille Cross Earrings
These earrings are a chain maille weave creating a cross design out of sterling silver and 14k gold filled* rings. The ear wires are sterling silver. The earrings are 2-1/4 inches from the top of the ear wire and 1/2 inch wide.
*”Gold-filled” is a U.S.A. industry standard that legally requires 1/20th or 5% pure gold by weight. It is a strictly regulated process that involves pressure boding multiple layers of sold 14k gold with extreme heat over a core of high quality jeweler’s brass resulting in a durable, quality, real gold product. Because the outer layer of gold is thick, unlike gold-plated, your piece will not tarnish, flake or fade. If one is not allergic to gold, it is unlikely one would get a reaction to gold-filled. While gold-filled remains a less expensive alternative to sold gold, it’s considerable gold content makes it about twice as expensive as sterling silver.