These 100% Pure Silver & Black Silver Kazaz Eternal Love Knot Earrings are handcrafted by (1000 carat) 100% pure silver wire with traditional Turkish jewelry technique known as Kazaz. Kazazlık, (also known as “Kazaziye” or “Kazaz”), is one of the rare and rapidly disappearing handcrafts of Turkey.
Most silver jewelry is known as .925 sterling silver. This “925” number describes the purity of the silver. It means 92.5% silver and 7.5% of copper compound. You have to use this quotient to develop any kind of silver jewelry because of the suppleness of pure silver. However, jewelers have to work with 1000 grade 100% pure silver to process hand-crafted silver kazaz jewels. Working with such pure, soft silver requires a mastered artisan.
The word, “kazaz” means, the artisan who creates and/or sells silk yarns. Kazazlık is a lacing or weaving technique that uses 0.08 or 0.09 millimeter (approximately the thickness of a hair) 100% pure gold or 100% pure silver wire bound around either silk or nylon threads. This silver or gold wire becomes very tough and supple so that it can be woven without being damaged or breaking.
These beautifully unique earrings of 100% pure silver and 100% black oxidized pure silver, dangle 1″ from the french wire hook and feature an “Eternal Love Knot” approx. 0.5″ x 0.5″. It is elegant enough for the most special occasions, but with such a simple, classic design it can be worn everyday.