Handmade sterling silver earrings Eight-ER-00198 with black plating and semi-precious stones (cubic zirconia). The plating on the silver jewel protects the metal from its natural tendency to blacken and keeps it shiny. There are four different plating techniques in our handmade jewelry, rhodium plating (silver color), 24K gold plating (yellow gold color), 24K rose gold plating (rose gold color) and black rhodium plating (black color). In many objects, two or three different plating techniques alternate and this is a key feature of the Eight Jewels, which creates sophisticated and original designs. Due to the fact that the item is handmade, there is a possibility of a small delay (2 or 3 days) depending on the workload of the Workshop. All Eight jewelry are either made of solid Sterling Silver 925 or solid 14K Gold or solid 18K Gold.