Spring Green Studs // August Birthstone in Silver
Spring Green Stud Earrings // Peridot, August's Birthstone
The fresh & cheerful look of these reminds me of Spring! They're made with raw Peridot crystals; Peridot is the stone for optimism and cultivating a positive attitude. With the meaning of Peridot & the cheerful look of these earrings, I hope that they will add a little bit of optimism and happiness to your day every time you wear them!
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. If you have preferences on the size/shape, you can leave a note of that during checkout. The real Peridot 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. 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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