silver and gold and gemstone earrings handmade by Sally Ratcliffe, image property of THE JEWELLERY MAKERS
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Twffa long earrings, silver with gold and gem details by Sally Ratcliffe

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TWFFA. A Welsh word, describing long, thin rock formations.

Rock twffa, are the rock formations that you may know better as stalagmights and stalagtites! Who remembers '(staleg)tights fall down, (staleg)mites might reach the top?' They occur when there is an uneven erosion of rock, the softer rock goes over time, leaving the harder rock behind, creating the long rock posts full of texture, over many years, sometimes over decades and even centuries.

As a keen rock climber, Sally was fascinated by these strange twffa and created this stunning silver and gold jewellery collection, scattered with gemstones and details of yellow gold, making something heavy and unusual and lovely to wear. The word 'TWFFA' is welsh and is pronounced TUOOOOFA

Every pair of earrings is made from scratch to order, so yours may vary slightly from the picture shown, making them even more special, please allow for some differences in the placement of the gold details. The Twffa can vary in size - you can choose the length you prefer, the ones pictured are 5cm long, including the hook. There are also butterfly backs included to keep the earrings secure in your ear. The gems are 4mm diameter.

Sterling silver, 9 carat yellow gold and a choice of stones, opal, garnet, peridot, swiss topaz and amethyst. Choose your stones below.

Your earrings come beautifully and simply packaged in one of our grey 'The Jewellery Makers' boxes, which is hot foiled with our silver logo.

A quick buff with a silver cloth will keep these looking tip top, or a wash in warm soapy water, with a soft toothbrush. Keeping your jewellery stored away from light will slow down the natural tarnishing process. Keep your jewellery away from acidic chemicals, like perfume, chlorine and bleach. Take it off when bathing, swimming and cleaning. Spray your perfume and let it dry before you put on your jewellery. Follow this advice and your jewellery will look like new for years and years to come.

Estimated Delivery: 10 days UK DELIVERY ONLY