Natural Iolite (also known as Water Sapphire) faceted teardrop earrings finished in your choice of solid 925 sterling silver 14Kt Yellow Gold Filled or 14Kt Rose Gold Filled
Iolite is unique in that it can appear to be different shades of light to navy almost black blue with tones of violet, grey and yellow when viewed at different angles or in different light sources this is an effect known as pleochroism, its very difficult to capture this effect in photographs but this can be seen as the gems move when the earrings are worn
When making earrings I always match the gems as closely as possible in shape and size but due to the nature of natural gemstones, hand made jewellery and the pleochroism effect it is impossible for them to be an exact match and there may be slight differences when they are held at different angles however this is part of the unique beauty of genuine and natural gems and is due to the fact that they are natural and untreated
I have photographed these earrings on hand forged 14mm french hook ear wires but i also offer the option of 14mm lever back ear wires or hand forged 27mm long marquise ear wires if these are preferred
Gemstones Quality - AAA+
Gemstones Size - 10 x 7mm
Gemstones Cut/Shape - faceted teardrop
Total earring drop from top of the ear wire (on 14mm french hook and 14mm lever back ear wires) - 27mm
Total earring drop from top of the ear wire (on 27mm long marquise ear wires) - 40mm
All metal components are solid 925 sterling silver, 14Kt Yellow Gold Filled or !4Kt Rose Gold Filled
Please note that the earrings in the photo are an example of the pair you will receive, your earrings will be made for you using the metal and ear wires that you choose, due to the nature of natural gemstones the earrings you receive may vary a little from the ones in the photograph, they will however be just as pretty, of the same shape, size and quality
1-3 business days
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
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All orders will arrive gift wrapped in pretty tissue paper and an ivory organza bag, if you are purchasing more than one item I will usually assume they are for the same person and wrap them together if you would like any items wrapped separately please just leave me a note at checkout where it says "note to seller"
All orders will be sent out with gift receipts (no prices will be shown) and a full receipt will be sent to your email, if you are sending directly to the recipient you can upgrade to add a gift card with a message at checkout for a small additional fee or you can leave a free message which will be printed onto the gift receipt, if the gift card is added but no message is left I will leave the card black for you to fill out
All of my designs can be customised to your preference, if you would like me to make any alterations to any of my designs or you have any questions please just send me a message, i am usually quite quick to reply
Gold-filled jewelry is composed of a solid layer of gold constituting a minimum of 5% of the item's total weight which is mechanically bonded to a base metal of usually either sterling silver or brass
Most gold-filled pieces of jewellery will have the same appearance as solid gold. The layer of gold on gold-filled jewellery is 15 to 25 times thicker than that produced by regular gold plating and 15 to 25 times thicker than that produced by gold electroplate
To keep your jewellery clean i always recommend polishing with a soft dry cloth (a silver cloth can be used for sterling silver items) gold filled and vermeil must only be polished very gently with a soft dry cloth and never with anything abrasive. Storing in an airtight container or bag if your jewellery is not going to be worn for a period of time will help prevent tarnishing and keep your jewellery clean
Please remove jewellery before bathing, showering, swimming, playing sport or using any cleaning chemicals. Cleaning chemicals, soaps, chlorine and sea salt can be damaging to natural gemstones, sterling & fine silver, gold filled & vermeil metals
Ethiopian Opals are hydrophane which will absorb water and fluids rapidly any impurities in the water will stay in the stone which causes them to discolour, lose their fire, become brittle and break
Please always remove Opal jewellery when bathing, showering, swimming, cleaning etc and follow general jewellery care instructions as above