Delicate sterling silver necklace with reticulated silver charm and wire-wrapped "tea" quartz crystal beads. A gorgeous everyday necklace that can also hold its own on special occasions.
Sterling silver contains small amounts of copper to harden it and make it more durable. During reticulation, the silver is repeatedly heated and quenched (dipped into cold water while still hot), which draws the copper towards the core of the metal and causes the surface to wrinkle and pucker. This creates unpredictable valleys, ridges and craters- kind of like the surface of the moon!