Chunky Blue Pearls Necklace Labradorite Sterling Beaded OOAK Jewelry

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Chunky Blue Pearls Necklace Labradorite Sterling Beaded OOAK Jewelry

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SOUTH SEA BLUES is a stunning, handmade, one of a kind (OOAK) necklace that oozes tons of class! Created with chunky blue shell pearls, blue labradorite and sterling silver, the beaded necklace has a knockout presence to it!. SOUTH SEA BLUES is the perfect necklace to wear with a suit to the office or for a festive dress-up occasion. But, personally, I would also wear it with blue jeans and a white shirt for a change of pace! This beautiful piece of jewelry was carefully handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs.


+ Blue shell pearls: 16 mm rounds
+ Blue labradorite rounds: 3 mm
+ Metal: sterling silver
+ Clasp: flowery s-clasp; sterling silver
+ Extender chain: 2" / app. 5.1 cm, sterling silver
+ Length: app. 17.5"-19.5" / 44.5 cm-49.5 cm


The luscious 16mm blue shell pearls are a rich blue that has a touch of gray. What a wonderful luster they have! I had a hard time taking good photos of the necklace because the luster reflected my image in them! If you are interested in finding out more about shell pearls (how they are made, their strength, etc.) please see the information below. If these were cultured freshwater pearls, you would pay a small fortune for them! Even though she can afford the real thing, Oprah often wears large shell pearls.

And, if the gorgeous shell pearls weren't enough, tiny 3mm blue labradorite rounds, with LOTS of flash, separate the pearls with the help of 2mm sterling silver beads. The blue labradorite rounds are small but they definitely will be noticed as the light plays across them and a flash of blue color suddenly appears. This flash,appropriately enough, is called called "labradorescence". Be sure to take a close look at the photographs and you can see some "flash" - imagine what it would look like in real life!

To finish SOUTH SEA BLUES, sterling silver wire protectors connect the shell pearls and stones to a sterling silver flowery s-clasp on one side and a 2"/5.1 cm extender chain on the other side. A blue labradorite dangle hangs from the end of the extender chain for a perfect extra.

Shell Pearls are believed to stimulate intuition, sensitivity, imagination and adaptability. Blue Labradorite is said to help provide clarity and insight into one's destiny. Silver is the metal of love and healing.

Here is the important info for SOUTH SEA BLUES:

Blue shell pearls: 16 mm rounds
Blue labradorite rounds: 3 mm
Metal: sterling silver
Clasp: flowery s-clasp; sterling silver
Extender chain: 2" / app. 5.1 cm, sterling silver
Length: app. 17.5"-19.5" / 44.5 cm-49.5 cm

SOUTH SEA BLUES will come with two informational drop tags: one with the piece's name; the other lists the materials used in the necklace and the "language" of the stones and metals.


SOUTH SEA BLUES is an extremely classy necklace, a perfect necklace for many occasions. With extreme luster and flash, it is a necklace that will be noticed. SOUTH SEA BLUES will look amazing around your neck :)

Shell pearl information from Rings and Things:

"A cross between real and faux gemstone, the shell pearl has become popular for its perfect shape, feel and cost. Shell pearls are a genuine shell bead (usually mother of pearl) with a pearlized coating. The core is made from the same type of shells that produce real pearls. Therefore, the center of a shell pearl is its most important trait, bestowing weight, value and durability. The creation process begins with pulverizing shells into a mix. The resulting material is combined with a binder and then formed into a perfectly shaped bead. The final step is adding the pearl coating, in which the primary ingredient is often ground fish scales or pearl powder. Some labs dip the beads into a coating solution, while others use high-powered sprayers.

Shell pearls are unique in that their shape and color can be controlled, and they are available in almost any hue imaginable. The beads closely imitate the precise roundness and shine of oriental pearls, at a fraction of the cost. Their shell center also gives them a similar weight and feel to their expensive counterparts. In fact, the imitation is so fine that if you laid shell pearls next to cultured South Sea pearls of comparable quality and color, you wouldn't be able distinguish them. No matter how close the imitation, however, a shell pearl can easily be detected by the tooth test and by looking closely around the hole - the shell color inside is sometimes visible, and the pearly finish is often chipped just around the hole. But these issues are unnoticeable once the bead is strung. The finish on shell pearls will sometimes exhibit pock marks and nicks, just like a freshwater pearl. Shell pearls are easier to care for than natural pearls; they are much less affected by sweat, perfume and detergents, and have a more durable shine and color."

***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.

Shadow Dog Designs
Unique Handmade Jewelry
for the Discerning Woman

Inspiration/Story Behind This Product

The shell pearls used in SOUTH SEA BLUES really caught my eye! Since the pearls are rather large, I wanted to design something simple but extremely class with the pearls. SOUTH SEA BLUES is the result :)

Materials Used

16mm blue shell pearls; 3mm blue labradorite rounds; sterling silver 2mm beads, wire protectors, s-clasp, extender chain, headpins, crimp tubes and crimp covers; 49-strand jewelers wire

More Info

Carefully handmade in a pet friendly, smoke free studio!

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Product Attributes

Primary Material: Blue shell pearls, blue labaradorite, sterling silver

Size: 17.5"-19.5" / 44.5 cm-49.5 cm in length

Pattern: Shell pearl necklace

Color: Blue

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Shipping

Germany
First Item: $14.50
Additional Items: $1.00

Australia
First Item: $15.00
Additional Items: $1.00

United Kingdom
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Additional Items: $1.00

Canada
First Item: $10.00
Additional Items: $0.00

United States
First Item: $3.60
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Policies

WELCOME

Quality items and customer satisfaction are very important to me. If you have questions or would like additional information on any item, please email me and I will do my best to answer any question.

I ship out next day - sometimes even same day!


PAYMENT
My preferred way of payment is through PayPal or ProPay.

Note: You DO NOT need a PayPal Account to pay for your items through PayPal: Choose the PayPal Option during checkout. After you have submitted your order, click the "Pay Now" button. Scroll down and you will see the option to pay with a Credit or Debit Card WITHOUT having to sign up for a PayPal account. Payment must be made in full and have cleared before the item is shipped.

I accept checks and money orders, but the item will not be shipped until the payment has cleared.

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.


CUSTOM DESIGNS:
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.

OTHER INFORMATION:
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.

SHIPPING
Please notify me if your shipping address is different than your PayPal address.

DOMESTIC SHIPMENTS:
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.

I will be happy to ship by USPS Priority Mail if you would like your purchase mailed that way. Please let me know in the notes to the seller at checkout. A new invoice for the difference in shipping will be sent to you.

***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 :)


INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENTS:
INTERNATIONAL shipping costs vary country to country and are set by the USPS.

Please contact me for a shipping quote if your country is not listed in my shipping profile

Depending on the country, I can ship Priority Mail International - the average cost for a small flat rate box is approximately $36.00. This does include tracking. I can look up the exact price - please contact me if you are interested in your package being shipped by Priority Mail.

For INTERNATIONAL buyers:

Orders that are shipped to countries outside of the U.S. may be subject to VAT fees, import taxes, customs duties, etc. levied by the destination country ("Import Fees"). We have no control over these charges and cannot predict what they may be. Customs policies vary widely from country to country. If you need to know what import or VAT taxes your country will charge you in advance of your purchase, please consult your Post Office or government tax office.

Just know that all charges related to customs duties and clearance are the responsibility of the buyer.

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.

Reviews

PottyMouthGems

Excellent customer!! The best of the best. Thanks so much!!

AdobeSol

Absolutely wonderful ArtFire member. fantastic artist and a pleasure to work with!! Highly recommend.

DesertRubble

Awesome customer! thankyou so much and I'm so glad you liked it, thankyou!

AardvarkGemsEU

Perfect Customer! =D)Lightening Fast Payment and very Friendly. It was a Pleasure Working with you, Please come again; you are more than Welcome! =) Happy Holidays! *HUGS, LOVE and LIGHT* Mx

AardvarkGemsEU

The Perfectest Customer, See other Kudos I gave! =) Welcome any time! Warm greetz! Mx

artbylisi

Fast payment and excellent communication! Thank you so much! :)

DesertRubble

Thankyou Catherine, you're an awesome customer =)

cinnamonjewellery

Fantastic buyer, swift payment, Thanks Catherine!

artbylisi

Always a pleasure with each transaction! Thanks again! :)

Kaleida_Eclectics

Thanks so much ShadowDogDesigns for your support!I'm so glad you like my earrings :)

teaman

Fantastic working with you. Smooth transaction and lightning fast payment. Thank you and enjoy!

deStashNotTrash

one of my favorite Artfire artisans, thank you

nacyannequiltworks

Great customer service! I love my earrings, thanks so much!

bohowirewrapped

One of the very nicest people on ArtFire! Thanks so much for shopping with me, I hope you love your jewelry as much as I loved making it.

PrettyGonzo

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!

ForgetMeNotSoapShop

It is a always a true pleasure to do business with you.Thank you so very much.

teaman

Thank you so much for your continued support. Please enjoy the tea!

bluemorningexpressions

Fantastic! Thank you so much for your purchases. Blu appreciates the extra bones and belly rubs. :)

Gardengatedesigns

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

QuiltTops

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

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