Silver is a precious white metal which is highly conductive and malleable. Because of its softness and receptiveness to polish, silver was notably first used during ancient times to create tableware with intricate designs and a mirror-like shine. Then in 12th century Europe, people discovered that silver could be alloyed with other metals to create a more durable and useful material known today as sterling silver. Initially, sterling silver was used to make monetary coins. Early Norman sterling silver pennies were typically imprinted with small stars, so many believe that that word “sterling” came from the Old English word “steorling,” meaning “with a little star.” It wasn’t until the mid-19th century that sterling silver really became popular in jewelry making, later making its mark on Art Nouveau design and modern fashion.
Here are a pair of exquisite puffed .925 Sterling Silver Butterfly Wing Earrings which are semi-solid Mexico silver that’s highly polished and absolutely stunning! This pair truly are conversation pieces. Butterfly lovers, nature lovers and collectors of fine silver would LOVE these as a gift or they would make an excellent addition to your own heirloom jewelry collection!
These pieces are signed .925, measure approx. 2″L x 1″W, weigh .7 oz. and are in excellent vintage condition.
Please take a look at the other exceptional .925 Sterling Silver Jewelry available in our shop!