Earrings by Marianne Anderson These unique earrings are perfect for the evening and every day. Team these up with other pieces in my collection.Featuring an embossed surface reminiscent of acanthus scrolls and brocade textiles these earrings nod to these beautiful vintage styles in a contemporary way. Completely made by hand - like a tiny work of art on your ears! - Made from silver, 18ct gold, freshwater pearls- Overall size: 38x12mm- 38mm drop to earrings - Earrings hang down from the earlobe.- Pearl bead 4-5mm- Light and wearable every day- Hook wire with additional push-back (butterfly) fitting supplied- Made in Glasgow, Scotland. What makes my jewellery so unique?Each piece is thoughtfully made in small batches or as one-off pieces by me in my studio in Glasgow. I appreciate good craftsmanship and strive to achieve the highest standards every day in my work. From designing to making all jewellery is handcrafted and never uses any mass-produced parts. I hand-select the pearls and garnets that I use in my designs to ensure their quality, colour, lustre and sparkle is consistent. Features Primary Material : oxidised silver Other Materials : 18ct gold and freshwater pearls Length (mm) : 38 Fitting Type : Hook Dimensions (mm) : 38x12x2 One of a Kind : No Metal : 18ct gold and silver Gems : freshwater pearls Hallmarked : No Wire Material : silver Finish : oxidised Cleaning InstructionsJewellery CareAbout Oxidised SilverOxidisation is the chemical treatment of silver to change the surface colour to grey and black. My jewellery is oxidised to dark black with a rich luster. Oxidisation is not a permanent surface treatment and can wear off. The oxidisation on raised patterned areas is prone to burnishing off over time, especially in the case of ring shanks. This is often a positive feature as it highlights the detail of the pattern. Items such as earrings and brooches that sit static will maintain their black finish as long as they are cared for. I'm happy to re-oxidise any pieces you have bought from me without charge, however postal charges will be payable by the customer.Cleaning your jewelleryOxidised silver requires virtually no cleaning. To remove dirt from intricate patterned areas use a soft brush either dry or with soapy water. Avoid hard brushes or any abrasives as they will scratch the surface and remove the patina. Avoid immersing oxidised areas in any chemical jewellery cleaning solutions as this will remove the oxidisation. To clean gold areas use a soft polishing cloth that is suitable for use with gold alloys.