Sidewinder Earrings - Choose your metal & stone
Sidewinder rattles are perfectly tiny; perfect for jewelry. These mild mannered little rattlesnakes are named for their unusual mode of locomotion, which allows them to travel over shifting sand dunes with ease. Their distinctive soft horns over their eyes make them a unique looking reptile and a very special fixture in the American desert.
These come on hyperallergenic niobium coated copper earwires, with darkened copper wire on the stones. Keep these clean and dry to keep them free from copper oxidation.
Options in 3 metals, bronze, copper, and sterling silver, with two possible uniquely North American stones to go with them; natural Nevada mined turquoise, and natural double-terminated Herkimer Diamonds from upstate New York. These are in fact a type of high grade quartz.
Each one bears a tiny maker's mark, and the sterling silver rattles have a 925 sterling silver assay on the top of the rattle.
No sidewinders were harmed in the procurement of the original rattle; the rattle on which the silver master copy was first molded came off a specimen which had died from old age after a long life in the living collection at Loma Linda University.
Don't kill rattlesnakes please - and if you are of that sort, please don't purchase my pieces! They are not meant for snake killers.