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There earrings are a custom, made to order listing. They will be made for you when you order them. Please see my shop announcement (under the 'Specimental' banner in my shop) here to see my current lead time: http://www.etsy.com/shop/elseetee2

PLEASE NOTE: THE EARRINGS IN THE PHOTO ARE SOLD ALREADY- the photos are used for reference purposes, so you can see what your earrings will look like. As crystals are organic, natural formations, your crystals may vary slightly in size and shape from the ones pictured here. They will be the same colour, and will be as close to the ones in the photos- unless you request otherwise- as possible.

I create these earrings from ten little terminating points of aqua aura quartz. Aqua aura quartz results when clear quartz is exposed, under great heat, to pure gold. The combination of heat and precious metals creates the most luxurious and intense flash within the quartz- it is a vibrant blue with a warm iridescence.

These earrings are a opulent cascade of tiny crystals, each hanging at a varying height. The flash of the quartz is perfectly complimented by the bright, brushed finish I have given the silver.

I began by hand-cutting each little point to the correct length. I then built ten tiny fine and sterling silver bezels within which to cup the points.

To the tops of the bezels, I soldered fine sterling silver chains in various lengths. The chains are strung from small sterling silver bars. These bars were then soldered onto small, rounded sterling silver forms. The posts are also sterling silver.

After hand-burnishing each bezel and chain with a steel brush, I used jeweler`s epoxy to set the points into place. The final step was to close the bezels around the points, and re-burnish the sterling.

These little earrings have around a 4cm hang, and come with silicone backings- the snug fit of these backs ensures that these little sprays of crystals will not fall out of the ear.

I can build the earrings with longer chains, if you would like. I can also make them with hooks instead of posts- please see the final photo for an example of how these look with hooks.

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.

Aqua Aura Quartz Charm Earrings on Chains in Sterling Silver- Custom Made to Order

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: aqua aura quartz, fine silver, sterling silver
  • Made to order
  • Ships worldwide from Canada
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