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Herkimer diamonds and sterling earrings are a fabulous and subtler way to say you are worth diamonds. These are true, natural quartz crystals from Herkimer, PA. Not as sparkly as their namesake but great natural fun for day use as well as eco friendly diamond alternative. I finished them with lovely faceted fine silver beads (pure silver) which also catch the light. Beautiful for weddings or any day wear. I oxidized this pair to accent the diamonds and it really makes them pop. Ready to ship gift in sterling silver.
I love what I do and am proud to be a craftsman working in the USA. Lake Tahoe Jewelry is designed for an active lifestyle from day to evening and is made in the American spirit.
A piece of my art from my other shop - "RiverLilyArt" has been purchased for the ETSY Collection in San Francisco.

Rings, earrings, bracelets and necklaces are all made by me, an artist, metalsmith and painter as well. I buy locally cut stones when available. I purchase recycled precious metals from a company who is a certified member of the Responsible Jewelry Council. That means the majority of the metals are recycled or from mines that adhere to responsible practices.

My goal is always to make lasting and affordable, beautiful hand forged jewelry which has also had as small an environmental and social impact on our planet as I can accomplish. If it is worth doing. it is worth doing well with lasting materials and beautiful design. I use Opals, Sapphires, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and other semi-precious to precious stones.

All items come decorated for gift giving. My made in the USA brown Kraft jewelry boxes are 80% recycled paper content. My 100% nylon velvet ribbon is a soft and re-tie velvet. Options to upgrade to finer gift boxes are available.

Please take a moment to learn more about Tahoe Jewelry and Art on my About page below and my second Etsy shop - RiverLilyArt at
INSTAGRAM - See more about my process in pictures at @artnanceart or #tahoejewelryandart

You may purchase with PayPal or Direct Deposit through ETSY. Paypal is super easy to use, secure and you don't even have to have an account. You can simply pay with your credit card. Direct Deposit is just as simple. Etsy Gift cards are definitely accepted! I do not accept checks or money orders. Paypal allows use of most credit cards with or without an account.

Custom Orders: I require a 100% deposit on total purchase price on your custom request before the work begins - this covers the cost of materials to begin your project. Once I have ordered supplies or begun work this deposit is non-refundable. You may contact me to cancel, but it must be before I have ordered supplies or begun your project. Balance is due in full before shipping. No orders will ship until payment in full is received. Please see further details below under Custom Made or Personalized below shipping.

My items are made by me and cannot be duplicated. Shipping First Class Insured in the USA is offered on smaller items such as earrings is tracked. I make everything myself and so I take extra care it arrives to you in a beautiful condition. Earrings by law cannot be returned. Custom sizing requested cannot be returned. See below for ring re sizing. Priority Mail Shipping. (2–3 business days) which includes insurance and tracking is another small upgrade for faster delivery. Priority Express available too - see at checkout.

For International buyers please note. If you are concerned about any taxes and duties your country may charge for your shipment, please use this link to get an estimate prior to ordering. I cannot estimate this for you.

Because the majority of work in my shop is custom made to order after purchase, these items are usually not returnable for a full refund. If you are not sure of a ring or bracelet size, please request a ring sizer at check out if you cannot get to a jeweler for a proper sizing- many rings with stones cannot be re-sized. Contact me for instructions on how to measure for bangles.

If you have any concerns regarding width, thickness, sizing, or how a ring might look, please discuss these with me prior to ordering.

I am not responsible for rings ordered in the wrong ring size. I use a standard US ring sizing chart. The customer is responsible for the shipping costs to get the ring back and forth. Size differences over 1/2 size are considered an exchange and I will need to make a new ring for you. There is a charge for this, dependent on the item.

Engraved/personalized items are non-refundable.

Altered, customized and custom orders (including made to order), if accepted for return and not exchanged, are subject to a 20 - 30% restocking fee (sterling 20%, gold and any jewelry with diamonds, colored gemstones or flush set stones 30%).
All items accepted for return or exchange should be returned in the original packaging with a tracking number in the US and insured if over $50. Return should be in solid packing, at minimum a bubble mailer and not loose in a box.

If return is for re-size or exchange, include a return shipping address and what you need done on a piece of paper inside your mailer. Items received damaged in shipping due to improper packaging void eligibility for a full refund or no cost exchange.

My goal is 100% satisfied customers. I am here to make what you want, how you want it. Please feel free to ask and discuss and concerns you may have so we both have a very positive experience creating your new jewelry!

I want returns to be easy for you and will accept unworn pieces for up to 1 week from your receiving the merchandise. (EU has 2 weeks to return from receiving) I hope if there is a problem that we can work out something so you will be 100% satisfied. The shipping costs will not be refunded. Custom sized or personalized items cannot be returned but I will work with you to resolve any problem. However, you MUST inform me within 48 hours of your intentions to return the piece for a return or a re-size and you MUST have tracking on your shipment. Items returned without notification will be returned to you unopened by me.

I offer upgraded shipping if you need your jewelry faster but please allow up to 2 weeks for custom work to be created. I ship in 1 to 3 business days if the item is available or the materials are available (3-5 days) to create the piece. I am usually able to ship earlier than 2 weeks but some metals are shipped to me first to make the piece for you.

I am happy to reserve pieces for up to 2 weeks, but please note that all reserves are subject to a deposit. Deposits are non-refundable. Convo me to set up a reserve. It costs me to set this up for you. Please be considerate.

It is important to me with the purchases, so, if for any reason you are not satisfied with your item, contact me and I will do my best to remedy the situation. If you go to Purchases you will see a place with 5 stars where you may leave a review. I want you to love what I created for you!

Re-Sizing Costs
If rings are ordered in the wrong size and the ring you have ordered is a design/ or stone that I am able to re-size the charges below apply:
$25.00 for sterling
$40 for 14k gold
$60 for 18k gold
$70 if laser welding is required
Flush set stones cannot be re-sized without potentially affecting the integrity of the setting and possibly loosening the stone- Please order carefully, and be sure to read my refund policy on stone set jewelry. If you agree to have a ring or bangle like this re-sized, there may be additional charges to reset stones loosened during the process.

Millimeters to Inches
For your convenience, I've included an approximate conversion chart below:
7 mm = ¼ inch
9.5mm = 3/8 inch
12 mm = ½ inch
16mm = 5/8 inch
19mm = ¾ inch
25mm = 1 inch
32 mm = 1 ¼ inch
38 mm = 1 ½ inch
44 mm = 1 ¾ inch
51 mm = 2 inch
18 gauge is:.040" (1.02mm)
16 gauge is: .051" (1.30mm)
14 gauge is: .063" (1.60mm)
A penny's edge is 1.52 mm.
A dime is 1.35 mm.
A quarter is 1.75 mm.
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Frequently asked questions about TahoeJewelryandArt

Many items can be returned no questions asked though I would like the opportunity to make you happy with your purchase. Jewelry made to your specifications are custom and cannot be returned. I correct any errors I may have made but you are responsible to give me the correct size to begin with. I always aim to make you happy with your purchase. By law, earrings cannot be returned. Earrings are sealed in clear plastic and if they are opened are considered worn. There is a 30% restocking fee for gold items cancelled before the work is started as I order gold as the orders are placed.

Herkimer Diamond Earrings Sterling Silver, Sterling Lever Back Dangles Earrings, Eco Friendly Diamond Alternative, Natural Quartz Crystals

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  • Materials: Herkimer diamonds, sterling 925 silver, fine silver beads, sterling leverback
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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