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Elegant Black Onyx Earrings, Simple Modern Drop Earrings in Sterling Silver



Beautiful faceted black onyx gemstones look like black disco balls suspended elegantly at the end of a sleek silver ear wire. No dangling, no fuss, just rich black color, a bit of faceted bling, and shining sterling silver wire make these handcrafted drop earrings simple, modern adornments you'll love for any special occasion. These silver drop earrings with 3/8 inch (9mm) diameter black onyx spheres have an interesting cut. The shape is more pumpkin round rather than spherical with flat spots at top and bottom. And the facets make cool rectangular reflections in remarkable contrast to the rounded overal shape. They do look like mirror balls with the little facets largest at the equator and getting smaller toward the poles.

These elegant black onyx earrings are handcrafted from 925 silver (sterling) wire. I torched the ends of the wire to form a molten ball of silver. After cooling I flattened the ball end wires to make a plump paddle shape to hold the stone. I formed the shape of the ear hooks with a straight line for the drop and a curved tail that "closes" or touches the onyx bead at the back. This helps to keep the earrings secure when worn but makes them slightly tricky to put on. I recommend turning the earrings upside down, allowing the black stone to slide up the wire, then insert the tail into your piercing from the front of your ear and turn the earring right side up as you slip it on all the way. The stone will settle on its silver paddle and you're ready to go. Put you hair up to show off these cool drop earrings.

1 5/8 inches long from the top of the ear hook to the edge of the flattened silver paddle.

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