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Uranium Glass & Antiqued Sterling Silver Steampunk Ear Cuff
Uranium Glass & Antiqued Sterling Silver Steampunk Ear Cuff
Uranium Glass & Antiqued Sterling Silver Steampunk Ear Cuff
Uranium Glass & Antiqued Sterling Silver Steampunk Ear Cuff
Uranium Glass & Antiqued Sterling Silver Steampunk Ear Cuff

Uranium Glass & Antiqued Sterling Silver Steampunk Ear Cuff

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$29.99
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Each ear cuff is made with solid, Sterling silver wire, a stainless steel watch gear and a genuine uranium (vaseline) glass bead. Every one is oxidized naturally with egg yolk, then sealed in clear lacquer to resist tarnish and preserve the aged finish of the piece over time.

Uranium glass fluoresces bright green under UV light and although it registers above background radiation on a Geiger counter, uranium glass is only negligibly radioactive and considered harmless. Uranium glass is often referred to as "vaseline glass" and acquired this nickname in the 1920s, given it's visual similarity to commercial petroleum jelly sold at that time. The term "vaseline glass" is still used widely in the United States and can refer to other kinds of glass that resemble it, but only glass that contains uranium fluoresces under black light, as shown in the second photo. The spirit level also fluoresces, matching the glass beads.

No piercings are required to wear the cuff. Simply place over the top edge of your ear and slide it down into place. Your ear cuff will arrive in a lovely gift box and ship securely in a padded envelope direct from my studio to your chosen destination.