Mermaid Studs • September
Mermaid Stud Earrings • Color Changing Sapphire for September
Most of these earrings are definitely true blue in color, more of a navy blue. But the crystals used are a really high end variety of color changing Sapphires. Under certain types of light, a color changing Sapphire will have a more purple hue to it. It's some kind of crystal magic!! Another magical thing with these is that they naturally form into these amazing geometric shapes. With the colors of these and the crystal magic, I couldn't help but name them after Mermaids. They just belong on Mermaid 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 more square, rectangular, triangular, or irregular in shape. The real Sapphire crystals are set on solid sterling silver earring posts and the metal surrounding the stone is solid sterling silver also. The highest quality materials were used to make these.
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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