This listing is for a pair of natural New York Herkimer diamonds and 14k gold filled stud earrings. Despite their diamond misnomer, herkimers are actually six-sided, double-terminated quartz crystals and are relatively valueless. Nevertheless, unscrupulous jewelers during the civil war often tried to pass off these stones as the more precious variety. I love the natural characteristics and facets of these impressively sized stones masquerade as diamonds in my version of the classic stud earring. The natural faceted Herkimer diamond is hand set in a handmade prong setting. Each Herkimer Diamond is unique in shape and size. These techniques create a unique look for each earring.
Handmade in Portland.
►8-9mm Herkimer Diamond, mined in New York.
►Each Herkimer diamond is set in a handmade 14k gold filled prong setting.
►14k gold filled friction ear backs
►►►Note that each diamond has its own special characteristics and inclusions.
Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!