These sweet leaf stud earrings are handmade with 100% recycled 925 sterling silver, which is printed with a skeleton leaf and oxidised to show the veins. The studs use a different leaf each time so each pair is completely unique to the wearer - not to mention that oxidisation brings out different colours each time too!The circles measure c. 0.8 cm in length and width. Once they has been cut, textured, filed, sanded, soldered and polished the items are coated in a lacquer to prevent tarnish. They are finished with recycled silver ear scrolls.They are made to order and are packaged in a recycled pillow box or gift wrapped in a recycled white jewellery box with recycled ribbon. They are posted in recyclable packaging.Recycled silver is a little more expensive but is infinitely better for the environment than newly mined silver!