Nalu means "wave" in Hawaiian. The 'Nalu Ear Cuff' original form was created through water casting technique using recycled silver. Molten silver represents lava flowing into the oceans - creating the Earth on which we live. We capture this unique form through the interaction of metal and water. - 18mm x 18mm - 925 sterling silver, 18K gold plated (18K Gold Vermeil*) - NO PIERCED EARS NEEDED - Sold as a single piece - Handcrafted in Taiwan (Each piece is handmade to order. Please allow for 4~5 weeks for this process.) *Gold Vermeil is composed of a thick layer of gold over solid sterling silver. We use 18 karat gold, 2.5 microns thick. The thickness of the gold portion is what really sets vermeil jewelry apart from gold plated pieces.