Grandidierite Earrings - Copper Earrings - Stone Earrings - Blue Stone Earrings
Electroformed raw grandidierite earrings with sterling silver posts and ear nuts. The stones will be chosen at random and will be just as unique as you!
These earring were made using a process called electroforming. Electroforming is a metal forming process that builds copper onto a conductive surface over a period of 12+ hours.
Because we use raw gemstones, and no two gemstones are alike, please allow for variances in size, shape, and color of each beautiful stone.
Made to order items will take up to 2 weeks and will come in a kraft gift box, with a stamped muslin baggie.
Just contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 7 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:
I try my best to make sure each item is securely packaged before I ship them out. If for some reason your item is damaged, lost, or it wasn't what you expected, please let me know. I will gladly issue a refund for the item, once it is sent back in the original box.
*If item is damaged upon return, there will be an additional fee subject to the amount of damage.
*Refund will be issued for the purchase price of the item(s), but not shipping or Etsy fees once the item is returned
*Custom orders are non-refundable
- Electroforming Process -
Electroforming is a metal forming process that forms a layer of copper onto a conductive surface. This method allows me to create beautiful pieces that highlight the natural qualities of each stone, keeping true to an entirely organic look and feel. Allowing the copper to form around the curvature of each gemstone makes each piece completely one of a kind.. A combination of alchemy and art!
- Care and Maintenance -
To maintain its finish, avoid prolonged exposure to water (swimming, shower...). Also avoid contact with harsh cleaners or tarnish removers. A natural oxidation of the copper will occur after repeated wear.
- Patinas -
I stain each piece of jewelry with a patina called "Liver of Sulfur", and then seal it with a jewelers wax. Copper naturally darkens over time, and there are many different color stains which you can apply to enhance its overall look. Patinas wear over time, and should you wish to freshen your piece, you can purchase Liver of Sulfur at local craft stores or online.
- Greening -
Some people green and others do not. Greening is simply the copper reacting to the air and your body's chemistry. Greening is not harmful and can be removed with non-gel toothpaste.
If you are concerned with greening, you can apply jeweler's Skin Guard (available in a brush-on form) to the ring band to aid in preventing greening (found on Amazon and various online sources)
Please let me know if you would like a custom order. I will be happy to made something one of a kind for you!