In a traditional yet timeless design, these Sterling Silver Knife-Edge Hook Ear Wires are simple and elegant. Designed for use with silver earrings, these ear wires are also an ideal solution for those allergic to plated metals and can easily be fitted to base metal earrings to provide irritation-free wear.Featuring a small decorative ball...
In a traditional yet timeless design, these Sterling Silver Knife-Edge Hook Ear Wires are simple and elegant. Designed for use with silver earrings, these ear wires are also an ideal solution for those allergic to plated metals and can easily be fitted to base metal earrings to provide irritation-free wear.
Featuring a small decorative ball and coiled spring, these shepherd's hook earring fittings have an open inward facing loop at the bottom which makes attaching earrings easy. Using two pairs of jewellery pliers simply twist one side of the loop to open, thread the earring on (ensuring you have the front of the earring facing away from the hook) and close the loop. Try not to apply too much pressure when using pliers so as not to bruise the precious metal.
For additional peace of mind, you might like to use our Clear Silicone Rubber Earring Backs to avoid earrings slipping.
Wrapping sterling silver jewellery and findings in acid-free tissue paper will protect them from the atmosphere and mean they are less likely to tarnish. If your sterling silver has tarnished this could be due to perspiration while wearing the piece, a reaction caused by cosmetics & perfume, or even from chemicals that occur naturally in the air. The black tarnish can easily be removed using an impregnated silver polishing cloth, although try not to rub the resin with the silver cloth.
For yourself: Each time you wear a piece of sterling silver jewellery you should give it a quick polish before you put it away with a silver cloth. Wrap it in acid-free tissue paper and store safely in a box.
For makers: When your resin piece is finished and ready to be sold, polish it carefully using a silver polishing cloth. We suggest wearing cotton gloves while polishing (as skin is acidic and will cause premature tarnishing, not to mention you will leave fingerprints all over the resin and the silver), wrapping the piece in acid-free tissue paper and putting straight into a biodegradable ziplock bag or box to prevent air getting to the piece.