Turquoise Jasper Handmade Earrings Pewter Hogan Gemstone Dangles
Make a LASTING IMPRESSION whenever you wear these beautiful handmade earrings. Sweet and simple in design, the lovely gemstone dangles pack a huge amount of stylish punch. Created with African turquoise jasper discs, the LASTING IMPRESSION earrings also feature lead free, corrugated pewter hogan beads and sterling silver. The Southwest inspired earrings do triple duty: subtle enough to wear to the office, perfect for weekend wear with your favorite jeans, and pretty enough to wear for a night out on the town. You have to love multi purpose earrings like that! Sure to become a favorite, the LASTING IMPRESSION earrings were carefully designed and hand crafted by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs for the woman who adores wearing one of a kind jewelry.
+ African turquoise jasper discs: app. 7 mm x 3 mm
+ Lead free pewter hogan beads: app. 8 mm x 5 mm
+ Metal: pewter and sterling silver
+ Earwires: sterling silver French hook earwires
+ Length: app. 1.75" / 4.4 cm measure from the top curve of the earwires
The African turquoise jasper discs used in the LASTING IMPRESSIONS earrings are absolutely lovely. African turquoise jasper is a gemstone mined in Africa and, unfortunately, is sometimes passed off as real turquoise because of its great resemblance in color and matrix to the much rarer stone. It has a natural bluish-green color with dots and swirls of black and dark grey matrix. The turquoise jasper used in these earrings are a hand cut disc shape; being hand cut, the discs are not exactly the same size, giving a wonderful rustic appeal to the earrings. Three discs were stacked on on top of the other for each earring. An oxidized sterling silver daisy spacer and 2 mm was placed at the top and bottom of each stack.
To add a glowing silver color and great texture to the earrings, I chose lead free pewter hogan beads made right here in the United States. Hogan beads are traditionally a bicone shape with a corrugated surface pattern. As you can see in the photos, the corrugated design runs from top to bottom. The pewter beads hang at the bottom of the LASTING IMPRESSIONS earrings and glitter as the earrings move. A 2 mm sterling silver bead was placed at the bottom of each hogan bead.
All of the components that make up the gemstone and pewter earrings were strung on a handmade (by me) headpin with a hand hammered loop at the bottom. The top of the headpins were carefully wire wrapped into a loop and connected to sterling silver French hooks for a perfect finish.
For a better understanding of the relative size of the LASTING IMPRESSIONS earrings, please be sure to check out photo #7 for a size comparison with a dime.
African Turquoise Jasper is said to help one pursue one's goals with determination and honesty; it is also believed to be a protective stone. Pewter is believed to be very grounding, bringing the wearer back to reality. Silver is a metal of love and healing; it is a mirror to the soul, helping us to see ourselves as others see us.
The LASTING IMPRESSIONS earrings will be carefully packed in an organza jewelry bag, perfect for gift giving to a loved one . . . or to yourself!
***Please be aware that not all computer monitors show colors exactly the same. The colors of the stones are extremely close to the actual color on my monitor. They may appear lighter or darker on yours.
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REFUNDS AND EXCHANGES
I guarantee my work - my good name rests on quality workmanship. I want you to be 100% happy with your purchase. If you are not, please email me within 14 days of receiving your jewels to discuss a refund or exchange. If you decide to return the item for whatever reason, it must be returned with delivery confirmation. Once the item is received in its original condition, the full cost of the item will be refunded to you, via your Paypal account or through other means as discussed, minus the cost of shipping. Customer pays return shipping. If your piece is being lengthened, shortened, repaired, or exchanged, I will pay shipping back to you.
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All jewelry is carefully packaged in an organza drawstring pouch, making the purchase perfect for gift giving. If you would prefer a jewelry box, please let me know - I will be glad to use a box at no extra charge. The jewels are then wrapped in bubble wrap and shipped in a padded envelope or a cardboard box, depending on the size.
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Please note that I declare the actual value for customs. Please do not ask me to declare your purchase as a gift as I could be held criminally liable for falsifying customs forms.
These earings are soo cute! And very well made. I'm thrilled with my purchase!! Thanks again!!
on Aug 23, 2015
Beautiful color. Nice and dainty looking. Love them!
Gorgeous as always and such a great shop owner to work with. I ordered these as a custom made and I just love them!
Another fabulous purchase from Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs! I simply LOVE everything I've ever bought from her studio and these latest black onyx earrings are no exception. Excellent customer service, super fast delivery, beautifully packaged and they look gorgeous on my ears! Thank you - highly recommend.
Absolutely gorgeous jewels! I love all my ShadowDogDesigns pieces and will wear them proudly for years! Catherine does a wonderful job: communications are excellent and transactions are a joy with her :) I'm sure I'll be back for more soon!