Handmade earrings, black rutilated quartz, argentium sterling Silver

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Handmade earrings, black rutilated quartz, argentium sterling Silver

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Handmade earrings, black rutilated quartz, argentium sterling Silver - Pickup Sticks

These gorgeous, AAA grade, 10mm black rutilated quartz cabachons inspired the wild design for these earrings. The rutiles reminded me of the game pick up stix (or was it actually sticks?). I hammered the argentium sterling silver flat, cut it into random sizes and fused them together with the torch. All are soldered to a solid frame. The cabachon setting is open on the back so light can shine through and really show off those black strands. These are post earrings and total length is a little over 2" (5.1 cm).

It's possible that this is tourmalinated quartz. But the guy who made the cab bought black rutilated quartz rough so as far as he knows it's black rutilated quartz. I did a check online and some say that rutilated quartz only comes in gold, others say the color can range from gold to red to brown to black. Whichever it is - the cab is very cool looking!
Now some of the little reminders ... These are gemstone cabachons so they can get scratched or break if dropped onto a hard surface. I'll always combine shipping if you buy multiple items together. I accept paypal, money orders and cashiers checks. Your earrings will arrive gift wrapped for you to open yourself or give to someone else.

The shipping/handling price includes insurance and delivery confirmation (except for international since that service isn't available). There is no charge for shipping within the United States and there is a nominal shipping charge to other countries. If you would like international delivery confirmation let me know and I'll quote you the shipping price for that.

Inspiration/Story Behind This Product

The black rutilations in these earrings reminded me of a game I used to play as a kid - pick up stix! So I hammered some wire, arranged it randomly, fused and solder and voila - some wild earrings!

Materials Used

AAA black rutilated quartz cabachon, black tourmalinated quartz, argentium sterling silver

Product Attributes

Primary Material: Sterling silver, black rutilated quartz

Size: 2 inches

Pattern: Random cross hatch

Color: Black

Style: abstract

Color: black

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Shipping

Canada
First Item: $5.50
Additional Items: $0.00

All Other Countries
First Item: $6.50
Additional Items: $0.00

United States
First Item: $0.00
Additional Items: $0.00

Policies

At cserpentDesigns you'll find high quality, unique artisan jewelry and more, created and designed by ME!

Shipping: Free shipping for all domestic purchases. Unfortunately recent USPS changes to rates means I have to charge a nominal amount for shipping of international orders. I'll issue a refund in paypal or can send you an updated invoice if your estimated shipping is way over actual costs.

International - I'll be using international first class mail for all orders in order to save costs. Third party insurance is used for items that cost $25 or more. No delivery confirmation is available unless you would like to upgrade your shipping to global priority (which costs quite a bit more). If you would like tracking for your package be sure to let me know and I will quote you a shipping price using global priority mail.

Domestic - I use USPS first class mail or priority mail with delivery confirmation. For items over $25 I always add insurance.

Express shipping: If you want it fast just let me know and I'll adjust the shipping charges before you purchase or will send you an adjusted invoice if you decide after you purchase. I charge USPS rates for items so if you need an express shipping quote let me know.

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Refunds and Exchanges - If the item you receive is not what you expected please contact me about it. I want my customers to be happy with their purchases. If we mutually agree that the item should be returned then you'll need to return it in the original packaging and in the original condition when you received it. I insure items over $25 so if your item is broken in transit contact me immediately so I can arrange for the items return and for compensation from the shipping company.
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Additional Policies and FAQs

More on Gold Filled versus Gold Plated:

I use gold filled beads/wire rather than gold plated because gold filled is created by a process of using heat and pressure to bond a layer of real gold over some base metal (usually copper). Gold plating is an electro-chemical process which places a thin molecule of gold (or something gold colored) over a base metal and then a second chemical is often used for finishing to add a brightness to the bead. I found early on that gold plating can wear off in weeks if it is really poorly done and heavily used. Since that initial disappointment I've used gold filled beads (when available) and have never seen a sign of wear on any of the pieces I've worn over the years. I even polished some gold-filled beads in some jewelry my Aunt made me 20 years ago and they are now just as gold and shiny as when she first bought them.

Reviews

DerondaDesigns

Thank you so much. I love the earrings you created with the frit beads.-deronda

LilaandLub

This spider is absolutely stunning in person. The workmanship & quality are wonderful. Quick shipping and excellent packaging. I won't even need to wrap the box for Christmas!
On a scale of 1-10 this gets a 20 ;)

codyrachel

Susan's shop is wonderful - her jewelry is more beautiful in person - I was already in love now I don't know what to wear first each piece is more beautiful than the last one in my hand - thank you so very much -- I love every piece!!!!

codyrachel

Thank you so much - the bracelets are so beautiful and fit perfectly - I love each piece so much -- Susan thank you -I am so sorry I was away when the jewelry arrived but opening the packages & writing to you are two of the first things I did when I arrived home! Thank you - a thousand times thank you

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