Guardian – Earrings
Snake Head Serpent Collection
Artisan Handcrafted Snake Head Serpent Earrings with Bloodstone Jasper
**This listing is for one pair of earrings only. Please see my other listings for other available pieces.**
Dating back to ancient times, snakes and serpents are one of the oldest, most complex symbols used in folklore, architecture and art worldwide. Serpents provoke fear as well as respect. In summary, they represent change, transformation, rebirth, life and death, immortality, fertility, sexual energy/ phallus, passion, healing, cleansing, eternal love, cosmos/ universal connection. For me they also represent mystery, intrigue and protection.
There is a whole lot of time, patience, skill and love that went into crafting the pieces that makeup my snake head ‘Guardian’ collection. I start with raw materials and shape each piece, sawing, soldering, filing and polishing to perfection. The eye catching stone featured in these earrings is Bloodstone, sourced from India. As a lapidary artisan, I cabbed this thick hand cut cabochon stone with a deep beveled faceted cut which lends more structure and poise. It took a high polish shine which balances very well with the timeless, unique, rustic styled metalwork.
The earrings are constructed from solid sterling silver and copper. A beautiful copper bezel was used to set the cabochons. They look really beautiful paired with the stone’s deep green color and flecks of dark red. The backplate is sterling silver. The overall design of these earrings have nice movement as the snake head dangles freely towards the bottom. I gave the metalwork a soft brushed satin finish and a black oxidized patina. I have used a professional grade wax sealer to help prevent air oxidation (tarnishing.) Although it is long lasting, it is not permanent. These earrings are comfortable to wear without wearing heavy on the earlobes, as well as easy to dress up or down.
A few of the listing photos shows the earrings paired with complimenting necklace pendants, and other earrings which are NOT included in this listing. The complimenting pendants are to give an idea as to how the earrings would look paired with such. The rock slabs that are seen in one of the listing photos is the type of Bloodstone Jasper rock material from which this cabochon stone was hand cut from.
My photography was taken both indoors and outdoors in the natural, indirect light. Colors do vary according to lighting, and in addition they will appear slightly different on monitors and devices depending on personal settings. The listing photos don’t do justice for this pendant.
Measurements are approximate.
Post Earrings with Bloodstone Jasper Stone:
Overall Length 2.01″
Triple Jump Ring Bail Opening: 0.27″
Closure: Push Backs, which I hugely prefer instead of small butterfly closures, unless you request them. The push backs hold the earring more balanced/ stable on the earlobe.
Artisan Hallmark Stamped
Stamped Sterling; Copper
“Guardian – Earrings” Will arrive in a gift box and packaged with class and care!