Ethereal, liquid silver Southwestern necklace & earrings set
This gorgeous liquid silver (see 'Trivia' below) necklace and earrings set is the perfect way to make a chic, well-traveled statement. Exotic in a sophisticate and not cheesy, in-your-face way.
Both the long, slinky, fluid necklace and earrings comprise 10 strands of liquid silver that have a darkened gold/antique finish wash. In the case of the earrings, the 10 strands loop back and are capped at a cone.
Composition: Sterling silver.
Stamped: 'Sterling' (on the cones of both the necklace and earrings.)
Measurements: Necklace: 30" (including the hook closure). Earrings: 6 cms long (excluding ear hook) and approx. 1.8 cms at the widest.
Weight: Necklace: 16.09 gms. Earrings: 4.78 gms
Country of origin: USA
Trivia: Liquid silver is often referred to as “liquid heishi” or “silver heishi” and is a staple of Southwestern jewelry. It is fine, tubular, silver beads that are hand-strung together in what appears to be seamless strands of silver. When a bunch of these strands are strung together, liquid silver has a fluid feel almost like silk or water running through your fingers reflecting beautifully in the light- hence the name.
Please note: (1) All the jewelry in this collection is vintage, and thus neither new nor in mint condition. Wear, dents, scratches, oxidation, etc. are in keeping with the age of the jewelry.
(2) All the jewelry has been gently cleaned to remove surface dirt and oils but not the patina- which in our view adds immensely to the appeal of vintage pieces. While in great condition (none of the jewelry is broken/chipped/in need of repair), all were previously owned by someone else, and while not perfect each is full of old history and charm. Please use accompanying photographs to make your decision and be sure to ask any questions you may have before purchase.
(3) It is also worth reminding that since the jewelry is shot in close-up mode, the pieces may look bigger than actual size. Conversely, some large pieces may look smaller in pictures. Always refer to the mentioned dimensions.