Sterling Silver Artisan Earrings, Fine Silver Caged Larimar
Earrings made with Caribbean blue larimar caged in fine silver with sterling silver beads, by jewelry artisan Margaret Crow
The fresh blue of these larimar beads recalls sunny days on the beach at any time of the year. Wear them anywhere and feel wonderful. Theyre 1.5(37mm) from the top of the ear wires, 1 long dangle.
The larimar in these beads is exceptionally pretty, bright clear blue with swirls and eddies of lighter blue and white. Larimar is called the dolphin stone because the waves of shimmering blues and greens mingled with the white veins so strongly resembles the waters that dolphins prefer. Ive had people also tell me that it looks like a picture of the water in a swimming pool!
Larimar has only been known outside its native environment for a very short time. It is one of those stones that only occur in one part of the world, a volcano on the island nation of the Dominican Republic and was discovered by Peace Corps worker Norman Rilling and a Dominican, Miguel Mendez in 1974 . It is expected to be mined out in less than 10 years.
People who are unfamiliar with larimar often mistake it for turquoise but once they learn what it is they never make that error again. Larimar has a translucency and kind of shimmery quality that turquoise never displays.
Larimar is one of the hardest gemstones to cut because the various shades all have different hardness and cleavage, meaning that it can shatter during cutting or the softer parts can undercut making it hard to polish as well. All the colors are the same material, pectolite(NaCa2Si3O8(OH) Hydrated sodium calcium silicate), with trace amounts of copper as the coloring agent , but they are different densities and pectolite is fairly brittle.
First Item: $6.50
Additional Items: $1.00
First Item: $5.50
Additional Items: $1.00
* BUYER SATISFACTION *
I aim for customer satisfaction in all areas and have a money back guarantee within 45 days of purchase. In addition I warranty the workmanship for life with the caveat that the buyer must return the beads or stones, or acceptable replacements, along with the broken elements.
PayPal is preferred but I also accept USPS Money Orders.
Usual shipping for most purchases under $50 is USPS First Class, usual shipping for orders $50 and more is USPS Priority Flat Rate. We ship within 3 business days of receipt of payment or notice of payment clearing.
*Refunds and Exchanges*
I refund or exchange any item except earrings that is returned in the same condition it was shipped with no questions asked. Earrings are excluded by law.
*Countries I Ship To*
US Virgin Islands
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These are absolutely amazing earrings, just as described and pictured. Thanks for being very responsive and shipping so fast. I would buy from y-all again :)
Great person to with with so glad you found me.
great person to work with thank you for the help
Super wonderful customer, thanks very much!
Thank you so much for your visit to my studio and your purchase :DSo happy this lil guy will have a home for the holiday!Have a Wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!
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Superb ArtFire seller and just lovely in every respect! Thank you so very much!!!!!
Such delicious fruit of the God's has been captured and brilliantly woven into the most tantalizing earrings on this planet! Margaret--you're THE best! Emily/ExquisiteStudios
perfect as always! thanks for all your help...
Incredible jewelry artisan! My lobster clasps are in good hands! :)
The quality of the items received far exceeded my expectations! I will order again. And again!
Thanks for the awesome service, and great items!
Thank you for your soap purchase. Enjoy, Irena
Both pairs of earrings are exquisite! Am definitely keeping the ammonite/spirals pair for myself and I know my friend will adore the chrysocolla pair! Fabulous workmanship, great communication and the earrings got here quickly! Am 110% satisfied! Thanks, Margaret!
There simply are no words to adequately express my happiness with this gorgeous pendant. I am in awe of the detail and meticulous, intricate wire work. It is stunning! I can't wait to show it off. Photos do not do this artisan piece justice. It is amazing in person!
When orders arrive from this artisan, I am always amazed and delighted what I thought I was purchasing is so much better in person! Stunning detail, exquisite quality, arriving packaged for immediate gift giving or presentation. I am NEVER disappointed and ALWAYS surprised! Without a doubt I will continue doing business with this artist.
Love Love Love everything!!!!
All gifts, each person loved them!
You are such a wonderful Artist, and Artfire Seller!!! Thank you so much!!! Very personal attention to detail and customer communication!