Quartz Druzy Post Earrings

$284.59

These earrings were designed and handmade in our home studio just outside of Seattle, WA. Each piece starts with a high quality gemstone to which a bail is added. A copper bezel is then electroformed around the stone to create a durable bond between metal and stone elements. The entire piece is then sent out to be further plated in 14k gold at a thickness ten times the industry standard. This results in an heirloom quality piece that can be enjoyed for years to come with proper care.

All of our post earrings are fitted with solid Sterling Silver posts. Our earring backs are surgical steel surrounded by a plastic disc, perfect for securing your earrings and supporting them against your earlobe.  We use only nickel free components in all of our jewelry. If they become tarnished, we recommend a soft polishing cloth.

Druzy is tiny mineral crystals that form on the surface of another stone. Quartz is the most common stone to form druzy, but not the only stone to grow in this sparkly formation. The color variations in druzy are often caused by a layer of stone underneath the quartz. Druzy can form anywhere there is a place for water to collect and evaporate from rock, making it most commonly found along rivers or shorelines. It can be found in a wide range of colors and shapes, from sparkling white to deep blue or purple, and from small, delicate crystals to large, dramatic formations.

Copper electroforming is the process we use to apply a layer of copper to each piece of jewelry. A bail or any other components are added to the piece with a cyanoacrylate glue, the surface is then coated with a conductive paint that will enable the electric current to flow. The piece is then submerged in an electrolytic bath containing a solution of copper ions. The solution also contains a copper anode, which is the source of the copper ions that will be deposited onto the piece. The piece and the anode are connected to an electrical circuit with a power supply that delivers a low voltage DC current. This causes the copper ions to migrate to the conductive surface of the piece. Over time, the copper builds up on the surface, creating a thick layer. This can take several hours or even days, to build up a layer of copper that will be strong enough to hold its shape. Once the process is complete we patina and buff the copper or send it out to be further plated in gold or silver.

All of our silver, rose, and yellow gold pieces are plated with a thick, high quality plating that is ten times the thickness of the industry standard for plating. The plating is highly resistant to chipping, tarnishing, peeling and flaking. 

When wearing your plated rings, take them off when washing hands, showering, using lotion/chemicals or are planning to do hard work to avoid scraping the plated layer off of the ring.

Our chains are gold or silver fill to ensure their durability, selected from the highest quality chains by industry leading manufacturers. 

Chemical or abrasive cleaners are not advised for any plated jewelry. We recommend a soft polishing cloth, possibly one that includes a jeweler’s rouge for cleaning. Our favorite cloth is available at many retailers.

We offer FREE shipping in the United States with orders over $100. Items will ship 3-7 business days after your order is completed. We ship via USPS Priority or First Class Mail and will combine multiple items into one shipment. 

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