Longevity Cuff Links and Earrings

c. 2000
Sterling silver, soapstone

This is a matched set made for my friend Patrick and his wife Yukari. The stones are actually discs cut from a tall round chop that I hadn't gotten around to carving. I cut it up, carved a stylized and popular version of the character for longevity, 壽 (shou) into the faces, and set them into a pair of cufflinks and a pair of post earrings.

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