RHODIUM PLATED SILVER ANGEL WING STUD EARRINGS
These Sterling Silver Angel's wing stud earrings are lovely pieces of jewellery to remember someone by, or maybe because you just love angels. These studs make a lovely gift and as with all my jewellery, they arrive in a fully recycled Christine Alexander branded gift box. What's not to love?
A matching pendant is available, and this same design is also available in Silver.
Because bird and wing symbolism is closely linked, winged creatures in art can be rapacious and frightening (especially those with scaly or bat wings) or alternatively angelic. The artistic convention of giving angels wings appeared in about the 6th century CE, based on classical images of messenger gods and other winged deities. Winged discs are solar emblems.
A precious white metal from the Platinum family, Rhodium costs eight times more than pure gold (23 times more than 9ct Gold) and four times more than its relative Platinum! A very hard and scratch-resistant metal, it is sometimes used to plate silver, where it also prevents it from tarnishing. As it is whiter in appearance than White Gold and Platinum, it is often used as a coating and is sometimes referred to as Rhodium flashing. It is often electroplated on the shoulders or prongs of Yellow Gold rings, in order to create an illusion setting for Diamonds. To preserve this plating, avoid swimming in your jewellery as chlorine, in particular, can cause faster degradation. Chlorine is present in small amounts in tap water, so it is best to avoid getting your jewellery wet where possible. It is a simple matter to have items re-plated.