Dragon Stud Earrings in Sterling Silver
These handmade .925 sterling silver dragon earrings design are from a collection of master designs I got from a retiring jeweller here in Montreal. They are 1.2cm wide and 0.9cm high with a sterling silver post. The design is a left and right mirror design.
The original design dates from the 40's-50's, but I made a new mold and started making them in silver to introduce to a younger audience! I always love to change my look with a pair of earrings, and of course dragons are first on my list! . They are small enough to wear in secondary ear hole or be centre stage!
Sterling silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by weight of silver and 7.5% by weight of copper. The sterling silver standard has a minimum millesimal fineness of 925.
These were created because the only form this style was available was in costume jewellery, and I really wanted something in silver I could wear. Well solution found!
Dragons are found cross culturally found all around the world. A dragon is a large, serpentine legendary creature that appears in the folklore of many cultures around the world. Beliefs about dragons vary drastically by region, but dragons in western cultures since the High Middle Ages have often been depicted as winged, horned, four-legged, and capable of breathing fire. Dragons in eastern cultures are usually depicted as wingless, four-legged, serpentine creatures with above-average intelligence.