Gold plated Mandala hoops
Gold plated Mandala hoops
Gold plated medium size of the mandala hoops earrings, an easy size to wear everyday.
-The strong, light intricate wirework design stands out against the background and your hair.
-Yellow gold vermeil on recycled solid sterling silver
-Velvety matt finish
-Comfortable secure posts with butterfly
-Free postage in Worldwide
-Packaged in a branded Sinead Buckney matchbox with a reusable Sari silk pouch for storing.
-Let me know if you want gift wrapping or a message included
I wear my pair often - they are comfortable to wear all day, this size still large enough to turn heads but perfect for work. I find them a great finish to an outfit, especially outfits where the neckline doesn't work well with necklaces - or in winter where you have too many clothes on to see your jewellery!
Gold plating can last a long time on pieces that are looked after carefully. If pieces tarnish slightly, rub gently with polish cloth as vigorous rubbing will wear off the plating. Don't expose to perfumes / sprays or wear swimming.
My mandala collection began with inspiration from Tibetan Buddhist Thanka paintings and the traditional motifs used to decorate Buddhist temples, particularly in Sri Lankan temples during my time living there. My starting point was lots of drawing and variations of the combinations and designs and sizes. I then handmade my favourites using individual pieces of wire, soldering every joint. For this mandala design, it is difficult using traditional methods so I designed the piece using a 3d design program, which then can be 3d printed in a special detailed wax. Once I was happy with the design I was then able to make a mould which could be used for lost wax casting. I then cut this mandala up to make new different pieces such as these earrings. With the raw casting I have to file, solder earposts, polish and finish the piece before tumbling to strengthen the piece and obtain the subtle matt finish. Each piece is inspected carefully by me to ensure a fine finish with no casting marks or flaws. They are all stamped with my unique hallmark, SB and metal purity.
The listing is for this exact piece, which is already finished and ready to ship.
I will have the item packaged and in the post with 2 days depending on my schedule and any adjustments or customisations.
I post items using Australia post, which usually takes from 2-5 days within Australia. International shipping I use DHL, which is insured and tracked, it takes 2-4 weeks depending on location. I will be in touch to give you details of your package tracking details and estimates of delivery times. Let me know if you want signature on delivery, insurance or express post.