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The "Petit Pois" earrings, or "little pea", are the sweetest green amethyst briolettes cut in an onion shape. Beautiful faceting, with a pale sage green color, these tiny stones are just exquisite... particularly the way they reflect the light. They are offset by rhodolite garnet rondelles in a luscious pink shade, and topped with stacks of 24kt *vermeil rings (24kt gold layered over sterling silver, both precious metals).

The "Petit Pois" earrings are my interpretation of the pea in the fairy tale "The Princess and the Pea", another favorite tale in our household! I wouldn't recommend placing these underneath your mattress before you go to sleep, but I bet you'll feel very princess-like when you wear them! Just the perfect little accessory for every day wear, and a lovely gift for someone special (or yourself!)

The "Petit Pois" earrings measure approximately 1" in length and dangle gracefully from *vermeil earwires. ***Stone size approximately 11mm.*** Please refer to these measurements, as the photos are enlarged to show detail.

Your "Petit Pois" earrings will ship USPS first class mail with delivery confirmation and insurance, and will be lovingly packaged in a keepsake box tied with ribbon.

Thank you for shopping with The Bijou Babe!



*What is vermeil? Vermeil must meet the FTC standard of 100 millionths of an inch (2 ½ microns) of fine gold layered over sterling silver. In order for a piece to be labeled legally as "vermeil", the item must not be less than 10 karat gold and have a substantial thickness, with a minimum thickness of 2 ½ microns. A Vermeil piece of jewelry is made entirely of precious metals, which gives the piece an intrinsic value.


*Is "vermeil" the same as "gold plate"? Absolutely not! In contrast to vermeil, which is a regulated layer of gold (a minimum of 2 ½ microns) over a precious metal…sterling silver, "gold plating" is a miniscule layer of solid gold applied to a brass base. The plating does not compose any measurable proportion of the product’s total weight, and is estimated to be 0.05% or less of the metal product. Gold plating will wear off rather quickly and expose the brass base product.

*How to care for vermeil jewelry: While vermeil jewelry may tarnish (the base is sterling silver, a precious metal that tarnishes!), it is easily cleaned and will remain beautiful, if cared for properly. For starters, I recommend storing your artisan jewelry in the box provided to you when you purchased your jewelry, or you can store it in an airtight bag, such as a Ziploc. This is a trick I learned years ago while being employed at a hand crafted jewelry boutique, where I got my start! Exposure to the elements (including humidity, pollution, dust, etc) will dull ALL jewelry, so keep your treasures looking beautiful by wiping gently with a dry, soft jeweler's cloth. Please, NO harsh chemicals, as it may not only damage the vermeil, but some gemstones, as well. In addition, perfume and hair spray should be applied PRIOR to putting on your jewelry (again, this goes for ALL jewelry, not just vermeil!). Finally, never, ever bathe or swim while wearing your jewelry.

Vermeil and gold filled are beautiful and affordable alternative to solid gold, and will retain its beauty, if cared for properly. However, if solid gold is your preference, please contact me for a custom order and pricing!

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Green Amethyst Earrings-Petit Pois Earrings

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: prasiolite, vermeil, rhodolite garnet, earwire
  • Ships worldwide from Maryland, United States
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