Ashley Earrings - Sapphire Crystal and Sterling Silver
The color of the crystal on these rustic layered circle earrings is so deceptive with its saturation of color. In many of the pictures above the deep blue color looks almost washed out, a light, paler blue. But when you actually hold them in your hands, you see how the pointed faceting reflects light so it looks lighter. The light passes through the sapphire crystal but it changes depending upon how the light hits the facets. I tried to get several different angles with the pictures so you can see what I mean with the color. I love these and only have a couple pairs of these delicate blue crystal pairs left.
10mm Sapphire Crystal faceted oval briolettes dance along the bottoms of pairs of Sterling Silver circles given a rustic hammered texture. The delicate dangles are suspended from Sterling Silver balled earwires. Total length from the top of the earwires to the bottom of the briolettes is just over 1.5 inches. Oxidized, buffed by hand and tumble polished. (Please scroll through the photos to see the Sapphire Crystal version of these earrings on my lovely model Carly.)
Sapphire Crystal briolette size: 10mm
Largest Sterling Silver Circle size: 3/4 inch
Total length: just over 1.5 inches