Terrazzo River Bed Earrings in Umber
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These Sterling Silver and Terrazzo earrings by Fiddlehead Studio are subtle and earthy in light brown with a hint of olive and a "river" of blue. With their simple classic shape and gorgeous neutral colors, you will wear these earrings all the time! Earring Girl loves the texture and sheen of Fiddlehead Studios' Terrazzo, read all about this unique material and labor intensive fabrication process below!
These earrings hang 1 inch from the ear including the earwires and are 1/2 of an inch wide.
The origins of Terrazzo can be traced back to 15th Century Italy. Venetian craftsmen had discoverd a use for the small remnants of marble chips from the studios of local sculptors. Craftsmen would combine the marble with mortar to create beautiful ornate flooring for their terraces.
Fiddlehead Studio has incorporated this Old World technique into their jewelry, using a combination of reclaimed marble and recycled glass, small batches are cast into recycled sterling silver bezels. Additional color and texture is achieved by layering semi-precious stones and river rock. After curing for 2 weeks, pieces undergo 5 stages of hand-polishing. This polishing technique reveals the colored matrix of marble and glass. Terrazo components are then combined with sterling silver and semi precious stones to form a timeless handcrafted piece.