These elegant earrings are part of the T's Chain Maille Collection. They have been made with 925 sterling silver plated copper rings using a chain maille weave called 'sweet pea', a labradorite round has been added to compliment the subtle elegance of the chain maille.
These earrings can be made with 925 sterling silver earring hooks or completely in 925 sterling silver. Please choose one of these options on check out. If you have any questions please do not hesitate contact me.
Now for a bit of history!
Chain maille is thought to have been invented before the 5th century by the ancient Celts. The name is derived from the french 'maille' which is derived from the latin word 'macula' meaning 'mesh of a net'. There are three main types of chain mailed European, Japanese and Persian. This bracelet has been made using the european 4-in-1 weave which is one of the earliest weaves and is the weave commonly found in armour.
In these modern times is has been discovered that chain maille can look extremely feminine when made with precious metals and with the addition of gemstones or masculine with the use of heavier more industrial looking materials. Chain maille jewellery pieces are very durable piece as can been shown in the medieval armour that was made back then which we can still see today in museums. A piece of chain maille can be made to suit everyone, be it young, old, male or female. It just depends on the materials used: glass; metal; pearls; precious gemstones. The jewellery is only limited by your imagination.
Labradorite is a member of the feldspar family and is know for its play of colour across the gemstone known as labradorescence. When first seen the stone is a grey-green colour which can turn to copper, blue, green, coppery red when the stone catches the light. The most commonly seen colour is blue and called shiller. Labradorite was first discovered in Labrador Canada in 1770 by Moravian missionaries who named it after the area it was found in. There is great deal of myth and legend associated with labradorite the most commonly know being that the Inuit people claim that labradorite fell from the frozen fire of the Aurora Borealis. It is also thought to awaken one's awareness of inner spirit and intuition.
The crystal healing properties of this gemstone are only given as background to it and are not given as confirmed advice. The lore and mythological background of the gemstone is given for information only and is not the opinion of Toria's Trinkets.
If you are interested in anything in the Toria's Trinkets collection but would like something made personally for you please contact me
and I would be happy to sit and talk to you about your thoughts and how I can create a unique piece for you to treasure. I have a wide variety of gemstones that i use to create my pieces and if I don't have exactly what you are looking for in my stash i will be able to obtain it in order to create your piece of jewellery.
Your piece will come in either an organza bag or boxed.
All items from my collections are created with love, care and attention to detail and i hope that when you receive your item you love it as much as i do. I use 100% genuine gemstones and high quality materials. I love what i do and hope you do too.
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