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Labradorite stud earrings set in recycled sterling silver. Labradorite is a mineral relative of moonstone (the feldspars), and displays a similar directional flash of color in a base of brownish gray. These 6mm gems have iridescent flashes of color in the blue-green-teal range; each stone is an individual but I only use the ones with nice strong "flash".

Eskimo lore holds that the Northern Lights were once trapped in the rocks off the coast of Labrador, but were set free into the air by one of their ancestors - some of the lights, however, remained trapped in the stone which we now call Labradorite.

What makes this gemstone special is the directional flashes of brilliant color, similar to moonstone but more intense. In some lighting and at some angles the flash cannot be seen, while in others it lights up like a spotlight. If you love moonstone, opal, sunstone, or any other gem with internal fire you will adore these.

SHIPPING:
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!

SIZE:
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

METAL:
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

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Quality and Comfort
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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.

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Genuine Gemstones
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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: N - Natural

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.

Labradorite Earrings: Sterling Silver Gemstone Stud Earrings, 6mm - Free Gift Wrapping

$36.00 USD
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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: sterling silver, labradorite, recycled silver, feldspar, cabochons, 925 sterling silver, solid silver
  • Feedback: 1861 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from Oregon, United States
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