Sea Blue dichroic glass earrings, sterling silver wires
These dangle earrings for pierced ears are just lovely.
The luminous, reflective glass is painstakingly made by hand by our friends at Renaissance Glass Studio in N. Carolina.
The glass portion of the tear drop earrings is about 3/4 of an inch long, and from the top of the silver ear wire they are about 1 and 3/8 inches long. Not too big, not too small.
Dichroic glass displays two or more different colors by undergoing a color change in certain lighting conditions.
How are these made? Glass sheets are coated with a microscopic layer of metal oxides. This coating acts as a prism and splits the light into brilliant colors. Since no dyes or pigments are used, 90 percent of the light returns to your eye as pure color. This explains the luminous color and unusual brilliance. It also displays multiple colors depending on the angle of the light entering the sheet. This creates the dance of colors unique to each piece. In nature, this effect is found in rainbows, birds, insects and even minerals - - especially opals.
The glass is fired in special kilns to just under 1500 degrees for 12 hours.
We ship USPS First Class Mail with a tracking number, for delivery in 2 to 4 days.
They come in a gift box, of course. They really are exquisite. And they come with a plastic stopper for the ear wires, so you won't lose one if you brush up against a coat collar or something.
At The Orchid Gallery, we're more than great plants. We also carry a line of popular jewelry as well as a nice selection of Christmas items. And we're adding inventory every day.