Ziggurat Earrings

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Ziggurat Earrings

35.00

ZIGGURAT /ˈZIGƏˌRAT/ FROM AKKADIAN ZIQQURATU

A ziggurat is a rectangular temple or terraced mound built by ancient Assyrians and Babylonians (Mesopotamia). The word means "height, pinnacle." Some people believe the top of each ziggurat was used as a shrine. Others believe it was a high place where priests could seek refuge during floods. 

Dimensions (L x W) Medium: 0.9" x 0.5"

To give them their silver frame, we grind a groove into the side of the glass and use the groove to wrap with silver wire. Ear wires are hypo-allergenic, nickel-free Argentium silver.

NOTE: The dichroic glass used in this design varies from silver to silver-red. Also, there is variation in the pattern used from piece to piece. In other words, may not look like photo!

The BRIGHT MOSAIC line is like mosaic work -- an assemblage of different-colored, different-shaped glass is arranged and fired together to become one piece. The pendants and earrings are then selectively cut from this mosaic sheet and fired again to make the final piece. Dichroic and patterned glass are used in combination with solid colored glass to add some brightness and sparkle to the piece.  

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