Black Onyx and Rosarita Post Earrings

Black Onyx and Rosarita Post Earrings

90.00

The textured sterling silver posts are covered by Black Onyx cabochons, that are encased in a .925 sterling silver setting. The Black Onyx cabochons are attached by sterling silver jump rings to Rosarita cabochons, that are also encased in a .925 sterling silver setting. The earrings measure 1.6 x .5 inches (at widest points).

The Rosarita is a unique material, which derives its exceptionally rich, red color from the process of gold refining. It is a unique by-product of the 1960s and 1970s gold refining processes. Alaskan beach sand was smelted for its gold content and the slag by-product was Rosarita, which is essentially a gold-infused glass. The base material for Rosarita is silica (which is quartz particles) mixed with gold at high temperatures.

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