Emerald & Moonstone Long Earrings

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Earthy yet ethereal. Mesmerizing emeralds are wrapped with silver and finished with luminous, faceted moonstone briolettes. The perfect pop of springtime color. Handmade Shepherd hook earwires. Measures about 2 1/4". Sterling silver.

About emerald:  Prized since ancient times, a fine emerald can be more expensive than a high quality diamond of the same carat weight.  Emeralds are green members of the popular beryl family of minerals.  Mummies were often buried with emeralds and the gems were popular in ancient Rome.  They have graced Crown Jewels and embellished the thrones of some of the oldest dynasties in history.  In ancient times emeralds held a real fascination for the people.  Emeralds were, in fact, considered to be a cure for many diseases.  As a result of such claims, emeralds were greatly sought after and a profitable trade was established between Egypt and nations as far away as India.  Emeralds are the birthstone for May.

About Moonstone: Moonstone is one of the most mythical of all gemstones. With its exotic, lunar name and its milky unique rainbow sheen, it has been a highly prized stone throughout history. Moonstone is a sacred stone to the people of India, and was named by the Romans for its ability to reflect moon light, making it a sacred stone to this culture as well. Legend has it that amulets of moonstone, associated with the goddesses Isis (Egyptian), Diana (Roman) and Selene (Greek), were hung in fruit trees to produce abundant crops.  Moonstone is one of the birthstones for the month of June (along with pearl).

Your jewelry will arrive beautifully gift wrapped in a small box. Multiple items will be combined, unless separate boxes are requested. If this is a gift being shipped directly to the recipient, please let me know. I will be glad to include a note from you.

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FAQ

What is this jewelry made of?

I use quality sterling silver, 14k gold fill and 14k gold.  Occasionally I throw in some bronze, copper or brass.  I use all natural gemstones, some have been treated to enhance color.

About 14k gold fill: 14K gold filled wire is a professional jewelers grade wire. Gold filled wire is not plated. It is a tube of solid 14K gold mechanically bonded to a brass or silver base. There is 100 times more gold in gold filled than in gold plate wire. This layer of gold must be a minimum of 1/20th of the total metal weight to be called gold filled. The color looks exactly like 14k gold. It is tarnish-resistant, safe for sensitive skin and unlike gold plate, it will not wear off. It is a great way to enjoy affordable gold jewelry.

Are these pieces really handmade?

Yes.  Everything here is handmade by me. From my hands to you.  You can read more about me and my business on my about page.

Do you take returns?

My goal, always, is to make you happy. If you are unhappy with your purchase, for any reason, you may return or exchange it within 14 days of receiving it.  Custom orders, including rings, cannot be returned.  Please contact me for a return address and instructions on how to return your items.  Shipping costs will not be refunded.

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