Passion Studs // Rubies in Rose Gold or Silver
Passion Stud Earrings // Ruby, July's Birthstone
Rubies are one of the four precious gemstones. There was a time in history when Rubies were more precious than Diamonds. With Rubies, the scripture "Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above Rubies" always comes to my mind. Ruby is the stone to help balance emotions; it represents joy, passion, spontaneity, laughter and courage. No doubt that Rubies are something special, and the natural geometric shapes of these Rubies makes them even more unique and wonderful. 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.
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 Ruby 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 (or pure silver) 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 rose gold (or left in solid sterling silver if ordered in silver).. Long story short... a whole lot of time and love is put into these little beauties!
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