Sterling Silver Zodiac Stud Earrings Cancer
These are a pair of handmade .925 sterling silver zodiac stud earrings featuring the zodiac Cancer. The masters for the zodiac series I make dates from the 1940's/50's. I obtained the brass masters from a retired jeweller here in town, and made molds to reproduce them for a younger audience.
The zodiac is an area of the sky that extends approximately 8° north or south (as measured in celestial latitude) of the ecliptic, the apparent path of the Sun across the celestial sphere over the course of the year. The paths of the Moon and visible planets are also within the belt of the zodiac. In Western astrology, and formerly astronomy, the zodiac is divided into twelve signs, each occupying 30° of celestial longitude and roughly corresponding to the constellations Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces.
Materials: .925 sterling silver
Earring Dimensions: 1cm wide
Closure: earring post and butterfly
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.