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I have made these earrings as companions for my rough diamond, pearl, and gold rings. To see these rings, look here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Specimental?section_id=7673583

My earrings are made from a nicely-matched set of freshwater pearls. The pearls are high-domed button shaped, which means they have a small, flat area on their bottom. The pearls in this set of earrings are a natural white colour, which has a pearlescent sheen. They are around 7mm across.

These pearls have been half-drilled, and are securely anchored into a post on the14k yellow gold six-prong earrings. The post is not visibile. The post is the method by which the pearls are secured into the earrings; the prongs are more for appearance. The precisely calibrated shape of the earring may not be formed completely flush to the organically-formed surface of the pearl in some spots. Any spaces between the pearl and the prongs are not particularly noticeable, and do not detract from the beauty of the earrings- they are minimal, if there are all, but I want to mention them for the sake of being thorough.

They come with a set of gold butterfly backings. The earrings and backings are solid gold, not gold-filled nor gold-plated.

My lead time on these earrings is around two weeks, so shorter than my six-week lead time on my my more complicated custom pieces. As these pearls are naturally-formed, regular pearl care must be taken with them. Please do not wear them into the shower nor the bath, as soap can dull their lustre. Their nacre is thick, but it can still become damaged if it is abraded against a hard surface.

SHIPPING- please read: These ship with Air Mail Small Package, unless otherwise requested by you. This method has no tracking number, and a 4-10 business day (estimated, not guaranteed) travel time from Canada to the USA. It generally takes around two weeks internationally- again, not guaranteed. They are fully insured with this shipping method. If you would like a tracking number, or a faster shipping method (anywhere from three business days to overnight), please get in touch for an estimate prior to purchasing.

Frequently asked questions about Specimental

I am always open to hearing your design ideas. Please contact me through the shop, or at treloar@telus.net to discuss design possibilities.
If you are unsure of your ring size, the best way to be sized accurately is by visiting two commercial jewelers. Please ensure they size you using their thin sizing tools- not the wide band sizing tools, nor by having you try on rings from their display.

If any questions arise around being properly sized, I am always happy to help- contact me through the shop, or at treloar@telus.net
All of my pieces come ready to present as gifts, in attractive foil stamped jewelry boxes, enclosed in a lovely Chinese faux silk gift bag.

If the person for whom you are purchasing the piece shares your address, please be aware of the following: International export law dictates that the detailed contents of packages, and their value, be clearly marked on the outside of the package. This means that if they see the package before you do, they can easily tell what they are being gifted with.

I am happy to ship to your workplace, a friend, or a relative, when secrecy is necessary. The very best option is to have your package held for you at your closest Fed Ex store- if you are unsure of its location, I'm happy to help.
At this time, I do not sell wholesale, nor do I place my pieces on commission.
My gold is all recycled- the metal plant I purchase it from has been in business for over 100 years. They smelt their metals to the highest environmental standards, to cause the least impact on the environment. They do not deal with newly mined metals, as these metals cause much greater destruction to the environment.

There is no visible difference between recycled metals and newly-mined metals. There is also no difference as far as the karat of the metals go- 18k recycled gold is exactly the same in constitution as 18k newly mined gold. The vast majority of my clients prefer their metals recycled, as environmental impact is of concern when choosing the perfect piece of jewelry.
No, I cannot. I am not set up to smelt gold in the studio, so am not able to melt down your old gold pieces for you.
I can use your heirloom stones in a new design. The stones must be pulled from their settings and checked for stability by a professional jeweler prior to shipping them to me.
My current production times are listed in my shop announcement. If you need something more quickly, please get in touch via the shop, or at treloar@telus.net

Depending upon my work and family schedule, I am happy to accommodate your rush orders. There is no additional charge for a rush order. However, please do get in touch prior to ordering to discuss your deadline with me.
Yes! All of my pieces are completely hand fabricated in the studio by me, from raw materials. I am able to create any of my designs with any stone, in any composition. In short, you can have your ring absolutely any way you like it. Contact me through the shop, or via treloar@telus.net to get the discussion around your perfect piece of jewelry started.

White Pearl and 14k Yellow Gold Earrings

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: freshwater pearl, 14k yellow gold, 18k yellow gold
  • Made to order
  • Ships worldwide from Canada
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