Demantoid Garnet Earrings // Copper
Green Garnet Earrings // January Birthstone
Each pair of earrings is handmade using raw, natural crystals. The beauty of this is that every pair will turn out perfectly unique. This design features green Demantoid Garnet (4mm).
The stones are set on 22k gold plated earring posts. All Little Sycamore jewelry is lead & nickel free.
The process: I search through many stones, hand-selecting the ones that I think will be prettiest for these earrings. I give attention to set each stone so that the prettiest side is facing outward, and carefully paint the backs and edges of the stones with conductive paint. Using an electric current, copper deposits onto the base of the stones for 12+ hours. 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, given a patina to darken the metal, and sealed with a jeweler’s wax. Long story short... a whole lot of time and love is put into these little beauties!
Most earrings are in stock and ready to ship in 1-3 business days. Contact me for current processing times on exact items.