Snake Stud Earrings with Rose Cut Chrysoprase


Delicate black snakes wrapped around a luminous prong set rose cut chrysoprase. I love how they seem to glow from within, and the saturated green color always reminds me of Art Nouveau jewelry. I've been using more and more rose cut stones lately. They are faceted across the top of the stone, but have a flat back, so they are as low as cabochons, but catch the light like a traditional faceted gemstone.

I fabricated the prong settings out of sterling silver, then sculpted two snakes out of jeweler's wax, and cast them in sterling silver. Then I soldered the snakes into place, cleaned them up, and cast them in sterling silver.


1/2" across, with a silky green 8mm rose cut chrysoprase.

Deeply oxidized sterling silver, with sterling silver posts and extra large earring backs.

The earring has an open back behind the stone, which makes for a lightweight earring for it's size.

Made by hand in Brooklyn and ships gift boxed. The paper lining in the gift box may be different than what is pictured, but it will be just as pretty.

Oxidized Silver

For my oxidized sterling silver pieces, I recommend using a silver polishing cloth to keep your jewelry bright.

I do NOT recommend a jewelry cleaning salvation like Tarn-x or the aluminum foil and baking soda method because it will remove all go the oxidization from your piece.


For my gold pieces, a silver polishing cloth will work as well. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Victoria Kihn
These are quite the beautiful earrings, an...

These are quite the beautiful earrings, and fit well for everyday wear as well as other styles!

C.B.I shall be strengthened.

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