Gold plated larger size of the mandala hoop earrings, eye catching dramatic design but still lightweight. The strong open wirework design stands out against the background and your hair.
Shown in the second image worn in the silver colour.
-Thick gold plating on recycled solid sterling silver -comfortable secure posts with butterfly. -5cm diameter. -Packaged in a branded Sinead Buckney matchbox with a reusable Sari silk pouch for storing. -Let me know if you want gift wrapping or a message included -Free shipping worldwide.
I wear my pair often - they are large but not too heavy to wear all day. I find them a great finish to an outfit, especially outfits where the neckline doesn't work well with necklaces - or in winter where you have too many clothes on to see your jewellery!
CARE Gold plating can last a long time on pieces that are looked after carefully. If pieces tarnish slightly, rub gently with polish cloth as vigorous rubbing will wear off the plating. Don't expose to perfumes / sprays or wear swimming.
INSPIRATION My mandala collection began with inspiration from Tibetan Buddhist Thanka paintings and the traditional motifs used to decorate Buddhist temples, particularly in Sri Lankan temples during my time living there. My starting point was lots of drawing and variations of the combinations and designs and sizes. I then handmade my favourites using individual pieces of wire, soldering every joint. Once I was happy with the design I was then able to make a mould which could be used for lost wax casting. I then cut this mandala up to make new different pieces such as these earrings. With the raw casting I have to file, solder earposts, polish and finish the piece before tumbling to strengthen the piece and obtain the subtle matt finish. Each piece is inspected carefully by me to ensure a fine finish with no casting marks or flaws. They are all stamped with my unique hallmark, SB and metal purity.
SHIPPING The listing is for this exact piece, which is already finished and ready to ship. I will have the item packaged and in the post with 2 days depending on my schedule and any adjustments or customisations.
I post items using Australia post, which usually takes from 2-5 days within Australia. For international orders I use DHL which includes tracking and insurance. Depending on your location shipping takes 1-4 weeks. I will be in touch to give you details of your package tracking details and estimates of delivery times. Let me know if you want signature on delivery, insurance or express post.