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I have handcrafted these fancy oversized Modern Half-Hoop style ear wires from 18 gauge Sterling Silver wire - 18 gauge wire is a bit thicker than the average ear wires sold on the market, so these are great if your ear holes are a little stretched out or if you are used to wearing thicker wires in your ears.
The camera doesn't really show all the texture on these ear wires, but the front part (flat portion that faces forward) is hammered and lightly textured by hand and this allows the light to reflect and sparkle in various directions. It's just hard to capture with the camera, but it has a nice soft effect in person.
On this pair, I have added a pretty 8mm Ice Grey quartz faceted stones (real Quartz stones from Mother Earth that have been dyed this lovely shade of ice grey).
These earrings measure 1 3/8 inches from the top of the ear wire.