Please allow an average of 1-2 weeks, occasionally 3, for your item to be created before shipping. Most of my jewelry is made to order, and I am honored have a fairly high order volume. Good things come to those who wait!
This is my small 4mm size; please take a look at the modeled photo for an idea of how big they are in "real life". Exact size may vary +/- .20mm. More modeled photos at http://www.distinctionjewelry.com/info/lookbook
Made with solid recycled sterling silver. They are easily upgraded to solid gold, palladium, and platinum; you can order setting upgrades here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/jetflair?section_id=6885904
Quality and Comfort
After I got my ears pierced, I went on a buying spree and purchased a ton of cute sparkly little post earrings. About six years later, only two pairs remain. What happened to all the others? They fell apart, peeled, turned green, and suffered other unattractive fates. Glues, plated metals, fake crystal “stones,” cheap enamels….they all degrade sooner rather than later.
Now that I make my own jewelry, I have decided to make stud earrings that are beautiful, high quality, and will stand the test of time. They will cost a little more, but they’ll outlast 10 pairs of cheapies.
There is absolutely no glue or epoxy used in these; soldered construction and stones set using traditional metalsmithing techniques equal lasting durability. These are sturdy prong settings, not flimsy “snap-in” settings which hold the stones in prongs so thin you can literally bend them with your fingernail.
Sturdy, solid sterling silver clutches are made to grip the posts snugly, resulting in an earring that stays in your ear even if you lead an active lifestyle or sleep in your earrings. The posts are heavy-duty and slightly shorter than some, making them resistant to bending and comfortable to sleep in.
I use only genuine gemstones, verified in my in-house gem lab. Samples are also sent to an independent Graduate Gemologist for review. I buy carefully to ensure ethically sourced gems, usually supporting very small businesses like my own.
Part of the thrill of a beautiful piece of jewelry is looking at the gem and marveling at the beauty produced by nature. Why waste your money on imitation gemstones when you can enjoy the beauty of the real thing?
I can also special order gemstones and diamonds if you don’t see what you are looking for.
AGTA: D - dyed
Gems are individual pieces of nature's art and have minor variation in pattern, color, size, and shape. The actual stones may vary slightly from the picture, because unlike synthetic gems few of them are exactly alike. I do promise you'll be happy with the gemstones you receive, and accept exchanges as well as notes with special requests like "Prefer darker green over lighter" which I will do my best to match within my stock of gems.