To create these sparkling, lightweight discs, I hammered sterling silver sheet into a patterned steel plate. I then cut, soldered the top rings and finished with elegant, curving, mirror-finished earwires. The inverted pyramid shape of the design suggests ancient civilizations -- whispers of those who came before us, and the beautiful adornments they made. The word jewelry is a form of the Latin word, jocale which means plaything. It is estimated that the first jewelry was created nearly 40,000 years ago. These measure 1 3/4 inches long from the ear to the bottom of the discs.