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Request a custom order and have something made just for you.
These little specimen cuff links are a custom, reserve order for you. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CUFF LINKS IN THE FIRST FOUR PHOTOS ARE SOLD, and the photos are used as reference to show you how your cuff links will be built.

PRODUCTION TIME: As this is a custom order, please check my shop announcement (under the 'Specimental' banner) for my current lead time: http://www.etsy.com/shop/elseetee2

I build these cufflinks of sterling and fine silver, which is then polished to a rich matte brushed lustre. I can also make them in a high shine finish.

Each link is crowned in a gorgeous geode specimen. These little specimens are about 1/2- 5/8" across. They are a matched set, as they were once a single geode, which was bisected. A geode is a naturally occurring rock formation, which develops a pocket of crystals inside. Like all crystal formations, these geodes will take on different colour intensity depending upon the light. The photo of the available geodes shows them sitting in a window, in low, natural light.


PLEASE NOTE: Sets 1 and 2 are sold. Set 3 is a pale icy white-blue colour, with reddish rims.

The geode halves are bezel set into the cuff links. I ensure a good, durable join by using jeweler's epoxy in the bezel. To create added protection for the edges of these little specimens, I burnish the top edge of the fine silver bezel over the rims of the geode. Of course, like all specimen jewelery, these need to be worn with a bit of added care- they will not enjoy being smashed against a hard surface.

The geodes are held snug to your cuff using a curved, 1/2" bar and disc. The disc is domed, and is about 3/8" across.

The geodes halves are of slightly different shapes, as they are a naturally grown, organic object. However, each pair is a very good match to one another. If you see a set that looks as though they are different colours, they are not- it is just the way the light is being reflected off one side of the geode, which is sitting at a different angle from its partner.

If you are after something unique in the texture, I can also create these with a hammered texture- see this listing: http://www.etsy.com/listing/75221580/geode-cuff-links-in-hammered-sterling

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. 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.

During checkout, please feel free to copy and paste the below information into the 'message to seller' box:

geode pair:
finish choice:

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.

Geode Cuff Links in Sterling Silver- Custom Made- Choose Your Geodes- Unusual Colours

Overview

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