Beautiful earrings. Butterflies have been hammered by hand (repousse technique*)
These earrings representing a small jar (cantaro) with butterfly are lightweight, so they mover graciously while you walk. Very Mexican style. They are for pierced ears, they can be made in other style for your convenience.
*Made in Sterling Mexican silver* .925
Repoussé or repoussage is a metalworking technique in which a metal like silver is ornamented or shaped by hammering from the reverse side to create a design in low relief.
Sterling silver is the main type used in silver jewellery, ornaments & Tableware today. Sterling silver is a mixture of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% of metal alloys. It is hallmarked as “925”.
Most silver jewellery from Mexico, today is Sterling Silver.