Handmade contemporary sterling silver drop earring “Dagger”
Sterling silver drop earring handmade by Greek artist jewelry designer Austri Crux. This earring of modern jewelry design have been created by designer Austri Crux. Based in Athens, Greece he creates unique art jewelry with silver 925. These earrings are perfect for women that expect to wear handmade contemporary and unique silver art.
What is silver ring 925?
Sterling silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by weight of silver and 7.5% by weight of other metals, usually copper. The sterling silver standard has a minimum millesimal fineness of 925. Source: wikipedia
What does “Sterling” silver means?
One of the earliest attestations of the term is in Old French form esterlin, in a charter of the abbey of Les Préaux, dating to either 1085 or 1104. The English chronicler Orderic Vitalis (1075 – c. 1142) uses the Latin forms libræ sterilensium and libræ sterilensis monetæ. The word in origin refers to the newly introduced Norman silver penny.
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the most plausible etymology is for the word
sterling” is coming from the derivation from a late Old English steorling (with (or like) a “little star”). As some early Norman pennies were imprinted with a small star. There are a number of obsolete hypotheses. One suggests a connection with starling, because four birds (in fact martlets) were depicted on a penny of Edward I. Source: wikipedia
Is it jewellery or jewelry?
Jewellery (British English) or jewelry (American English) consists of small decorative items worn for personal adornment, such as brooches, rings, necklaces, earrings, pendants, bracelets, and cufflinks. Jewellery may be attached to the body or the clothes. From a western perspective, the term is restricted to durable ornaments, excluding flowers for example. For many centuries metal, often combined with gemstones, has been the normal material for jewellery, but other materials such as shells and other plant materials may be used. It is one of the oldest type of archaeological artefact – with 100,000-year-old beads made from Nassarius shells thought to be the oldest known jewellery. Source: wikipedia