archway earring /smokey quartz druzy
Handmade from start to finish these earrings are hand fabricated from 100% sterling silver and set with a druzy smokey quartz. On the back is a hand stamped water symbol, on red brass, which makes no contact with the skin and is only there for adornment. They are hanging on 100% sterling silver earhooks, which are hand made out of 20gauge sterling silver wire.
These earrings are both a statement piece and a daily wear due to their weight and light ear hooks. They are very sturdy, made with precision and care (see photos).
In addition to the generic healing properties of Quartz, Smokey Quartz is an excellent grounding stone. It gently neutralises negative vibrations and is detoxifying on all levels, prompting elimination of the digestive system and protecting against radiation and electromagnetic smog. Smokey Quartz disperses fear, lifts depression and negativity. It brings emotional calmness, relieving stress and anxiety. Promotes positive thoughts and action, and alleviates suicidal tendencies. Dispels nightmares and manifests your dreams. Smokey Quartz aids concentration and assists in communication difficulties.
Smokey quartz has been used so widely since ancient times. This is because it is so easy to cut as a gem and equally as easy to shape for ornaments and other practical applications. Smokey quartz was popular for making snuff bottles in China, and was also popular in ancient Rome for carving intaglio seals. The Sumerians cut and engraved various quartz stones as cylinder seals and used them later as ring seals. As the Sumerians invented writing, quartz is probably one of the first gem stone materials to be written on, and also to be used as a stamp to make a written impression in clay. Egyptians made beads, scarab figures, and other jewellery from many of the quartz stones.
SHIPPING / CARE / RETURNS
THIS IS A HANDMADE ITEM:
This item is already made, it will ship next business day via Canada Post Expedited, which includes insurance and tracking or Priority shipping and should arrive within 3-5 business days. International orders may take up to 2-3 weeks. ** If you need a rushed item, please contact me prior to making your purchase**
Each piece, whether handmade to order, made, or custom, is a wearable piece of art and needs to be treated as such. Sterling silver may tarnish over time due to oxidization. To slow down this process store your jewellery in a warm, dry place, and always take off when sleeping, swimming or in the shower. Metals can tarnish and lose their patinas more quickly if they get wet, washed with chemicals often or have exposure to perfumes or oils. Also, please remove your pieces before any strenuous activities such as heavy lifting, fast hand /body movements etc that may have you moving quickly as these are handmade pieces and can be fragile. Do your best to treat your jewelry like the unique piece of art that it is and it will remain in good condition for ages. For cleaning; DO NOT USE silver polish solutions, sponge cups, or anything of the like as it will damage your stones (if any) and remove the patina. DO USE a clean polishing cloth or a cotton cloth with toothpaste (yes this is real life, a little goes a long way) to remove any stubborn tarnish. Please contact me if you would like your piece re-patina’ed.
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