Made with American gems, collected from the gravel bars and creek beds of Montana. They are genuine, corundum sapphire and one of my best selling gems. Most Montana sapphires are light shades of blue-green-grey, with occasional pinks, yellows, whites, and deeper blues. They have been heated to enhance the color and clarity of the gems.
These are priced according to quality and size, with more deeply saturated stones and brighter stones having a higher value. I got a great value on these by buying in quantity, and I'm sharing that with you in the form of special pricing on these beautiful all-American Montana sapphires.
Please allow around a week (occasionally two) for these to be created before shipping. Many of my earrings are made to order, and I end up with quite the workload sometimes!
This is my newest size, even smaller than the tiny 3mm stud earrings. Please take a look at the modeled pic of the 3mm, and imagine them even smaller! I wish to emphasize the teeny, tiny, micro size of these guys because the photos are deceptive in making them look much larger than they are. I would suggest only buying these if you *want* very tiny studs; if you hope they are on the large side of what you imagine, you may be downcast when you see them. They are visible, and they sparkle, but they are tiny.
Made with solid recycled sterling silver. They are easily upgraded to solid gold, palladium, and platinum; you can order upgraded settings 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 choose my stones with care. You will find no rhinestones, cubic zirconium, or lab grown stones in my work (unless you request them!), so you don’t need to scan the fine print for the “catch.” They are all real, selected knowledgably from trusted vendors and represented honestly in my product descriptions. I test stones in my own lab as well as sending samples out for independent verification.
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.
Montana Blue Sapphire Earrings in Gold, Silver, Platinum, or Palladium with Genuine Gems, Micro 2.5mm - Free Gift Wrapping
- Handmade item
- Materials: Sterling Silver, Recycled Silver, Solid Silver, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Montana Sapphire, Genuine Sapphire, Corundum, Natural Sapphire, Gold, Platinum, Palladium
- Made to order
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- Ships worldwide from Oregon, United States