Sterling Silver with Natural Lake Michigan Beachstones and Mexican Cherry Opal - With faceted Mexican Cherry Opal gemstones set into hand-picked beach stones from the western shores of Lake Michigan affixed to sterling silver posts, these Beach Stone Earrings are a simple yet bold statement. Reminisce about days at the beach, walking barefoot in the sand or simply state your love for the natural world in a unique way with these playfully elegant earrings. As with any natural treasure, no two beach stones are identical, and, actually, that's the hardest part -- finding pairs that match well enough to be put together as a pair of earrings.
I've set faceted Cherry Opal (3mm) into these beach stones, contrasting the natural shape and appearance of the beach stones with the sparkling beauty of gemstones. For me, making these earrings takes me back to my childhood when I would gather stones and head for the back porch with a hammer searching for geodes with crystaline quartz cavities hidden within the "ordinary" pebbles and stones -- these earrings are my way of re-creating that same feeling of finding beauty within the ordinary.
No, they aren't heavy. They're actually lighter than most earrings of the same size.
The earrings pictured here are the ones that you will receive. No two pairs are ever the same, as they are only shaped by the motion of the currents and waves (although I do drill into the stones to secure the posts and to set the Cherry Opals -- the settings for the Cherry Opals go through to the backs of each of the beach stones so that light can enter from behind the earrings).
All of the beachstones I use are personally gathered by me along the shores of Lake Michigan, north of Chicago.
Jewelry Items Shipped USPS Priority Service with Insurance and Cabochons are Shipped via USPS. Most of the Cabochons offer a choice of shipping options (e.g., First Class or Priority). If you would like to receive your item with special shipping (such as one day service or registered, etc., please message me before purchase and I will let you know the charges). Items are generally shipped out within 3-4 days of purchase, though I try to do it within 24 hours whenever possible.
Just contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Returns are permitted within 2 weeks of receipt