Gemstone Earrings Tourmalated Quartz Onyx Sterling Handmade Dangles
The beautiful BLACK MAGIC handmade earrings are elegance deluxe. Two types of gorgeous gemstones make up the main body of the BLACK MAGIC dangle earrings, unique tourmalated quartz and faceted black onyx. The glowing metal is sterling silver and a faceted black Czech glass bead was added to the French hook earwires. Perfect jewelry to wear with your little black dress, they also are fun for casual wear with a pair of black jeans and a white shirt. Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs carefully designed and crafted the earrings for the woman who adores handmade jewelry. Tourmalated quartz is also spelled as tourmilated or tormilated quartz or tourmaline in quartz.
+ Tourmalated quartz beads: app. 10 mm x 8 mm
+ Faceted black onyx rondelles: app. 5 mm x 4 mm
+ Faceted black Czech glass (on earwires): app. 4 mm x 3 mm
+ Metal: sterling silver
+ Earwires: sterling silver French hooks
+ Length: app. 1.75" / 4.4 cm measured from the top curve of the earwires
You might be asking what tourmalated quartz is? Let me tell you a bit before I start describing the BLACK MAGIC earrings. Tourmalated quartz formed at very high temperatures and pressure, when the minerals of quartz and tourmaline were in a liquid state. This liquid state allowed them to mix. As the temperatures cooled and the pressure dropped, the two minerals separated with many of the tourmaline needle-like inclusions ending up being trapped inside the quartz. While quartz is usually most valuable when crystal clear, tourmalated quartz is highly prized because of its black or dark green tourmaline needle inclusions.
The tourmalated quartz used in the BLACK MAGIC earrings generally has a milky white quality with a few translucent patches that are easily seen in good light. The rutiles running through the gemstone are black in color. Some grouping of rutiles show individual needles and some are grouped tightly together. Since they are Mother Nature made, they are definitely one of a kind gemstones. I tried photographing all sides of the beads so you have a good understanding of the pattern of the rutiles. The tourmalated quartz beads were hand formed so they are slightly different in shape, one being a millimeter larger from top to bottom than the other. Sterling silver daisy spacers cap the top and bottom of the tourmalated quartz beads, with a 2 mm sterling bead added at the bottom.
To enhance the black rutiles in the tourmalated quartz beads, I decided to stack black onyx rondelles on top. Three rondelles were used for each earrings. Because the jet black onyx is faceted, they give the BLACK MAGIC earrings wonderful sparkle. A single 2 mm sterling silver bead was placed on the top rondelle.
The components that were used to create the gemstone earrings were strung on handmade (by me) sterling silver headpins with a hand hammered loop at the bottom. The top of each headpin was carefully wire wrapped into a loop a connected to a sterling silver French hook earwire. To add just a bit more sparkle and elegance, I added a small jet black Czech glass bead to each earwire.
For a better understanding of the relative size of the BLACK MAGIC handmade gemstone earrings, please be sure to check out photo #6 for a size comparison with a dime.
Tourmalated Quartz is said to be a protective stone and brings balance and inner strength to the wearer and is often used as a good luck charm. Black Onyx is believed to be a powerful protective stone and is used as a defense against negative thinking; it brings balance to mind and body and helps the wearer approach a task with greater self confidence. Even though man made, glass carries the energies of transformation, rebirth and communication. 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 BLACK MAGIC 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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I ship out next day - sometimes even same day!
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In the event of non-payment with no return communication, the transaction will be canceled and I will relist the jewelry.
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.
I love working with people to create that perfect one-of-a-kind piece that speaks to them. Please email me and I'll be glad to start the process. If you are interested in a piece of jewelry that has sold, I will do my best to make something similar (but not exactly since all of my designs are one-of-a-kind). I require a 50% non-refundable deposit of the agreed upon final price (excluding shipping) for custom orders. I will not begin a piece until the deposit is made.
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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All Domestic orders will be shipped USPS First Class mail within 24 hours of receiving payment, although I often ship same day, depending on when the order is received. Shipping also includes delivery confirmation at no extra charge. If the total amount is over $60.00, I will self-insure the package at no extra charge to you for peace of mind. When your jewels are shipped, I will email you to let you know they are on the way.
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***If you live within 15 miles of me, I will be glad to deliver your order. You will receive a refund of the shipping cost. Please email me and we can work out the specifics :)
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An excellent artisan with stellar service - great communication, fast shipping, solid packaging. The Rudraksha seed earrings that I selected are absolutely stunning - more beautiful than the photos were able to capture. Their presentation was lovely too! A nice ribbon-wrapped box held a pretty little gift bag, in which were the earrings carefully wrapped in gorgeous tissue. So impressive! All in all, Catherine of ShadowDogDesigns exemplifies the best of handmade artisans, and everything about this purchase is a testament to the superiority of handmade as a buying choice! Thank you, Catherine - these truly are earrings to cherish for a lifetime!
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The earrings arrived today. They are perfect! They look wonderful on me and I am very happy with my purchase. Thanks a million. Garden Gate Designs
Hi Catherine---The necklace and earrings are stunning. I love them so much and I know she will love them too. They are one of those gifts to enjoy for a life time. Thank you for everything. Sue