Single small hoop in solid 9ct yellow gold. The small 8mm size is ideal for cartilage piercings in the upper ear such as helix. The earring is perfect for putting in and forgetting about, can be worn to sleep and daily.
This earring is a circle with an open end, no closure. So to insert the earring you need to twist the earring open and then twist closed to wear securely. This earring is not suited to changing very often as it is slightly more difficult to put in and take out.
For strength, the earring is 1mm thick (18 gauge). This can feel tight if you are used to the standard 0.8mm earring thickness and may take a few days to adjust to.
Lotus petals design adds detail and interest to the hoop.
-Recycled solid 9ct (375) yellow gold.
-Light as a feather.
-8mm across, 1mm thick wire.
-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.
My mandala collection began with inspiration Tibetan Buddhist Thanka paintings and 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. For this mandala design, it is difficult using traditional methods so I designed the piece using a 3d design program, which then can be 3d printed in a special detailed wax. Once I was happy with the design I was then able to make a mould which could be used for lost wax casting. With the raw casting I have to file, polish and finish the piece. 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.
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. International shipping I use DHL, which is insured and tracked, it takes 2-4 weeks depending on location. 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.