Clarity Studs • Quartz, April's birthstone & the stone used to represent Angels
Quartz is the stone that represents clarity; clarity of mind and clearing away negativity. These authentic Diamond Quartz crystals are incredibly gorgeous in person. They have beautiful clarity to them, with the most insane inclusions throughout the stone. They range in size from small, medium, to large & you can select your size preference during checkout. Refer to my Instagram highlights to see the different sizes of stones. These are a chunkier earring than some of my other studs, even the "small" are about half an inch across. Although they are chunky, the stones themselves are extremely lightweight, so even the "large" will be comfortable in your ears.
Each pair of earrings is handmade using raw, natural crystals. The beauty of this is that every pair will turn out perfectly unique. Some are small, some are larger, some are circular, and some are irregular in shape. The real Diamond Quartz crystals are set on solid sterling silver earring posts. All Little Sycamore jewelry is lead & nickel free.
The process: So many stones are searched through, hand-selecting the ones that will be prettiest for these earrings. Each stone is set with the prettiest side facing outward. The back and edges of the stones are carefully painted with conductive paint. The front of the stone is carefully painted with a protective sealant to keep the stone safe, which will be removed once the metalwork is finished. Using an electric current, pure copper deposits onto the base of the stones for 12+ hours, and I check and rotate things every few hours to keep things depositing evenly. This slow build up of metal creates a unique and organic looking setting that very securely holds the stones in place. The earrings are tumbled, hand-polished, and the setting around the stones is plated in the thickest possible plating of sterling silver.. Long story short... a whole lot of time and love is put into these little beauties!
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