Gold Earrings with Lapis Lazuli and Inlaid Tibetan Bead

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Gold Earrings with Lapis Lazuli and Inlaid Tibetan Bead- I have a fondness from the handcrafted beads from Tibet.  Made with brass and inlaid with pieces of Lapis Lazuli, Turquoise, and Carnelian - and set with jeweler's grade resin.  The colors are amazing, as is the craftsmanship. I paired these beads with two faceted Lapis Lazuli, and two gold filled caps. If you are a lover of the color blue, these are "it"!

The earrings measure 2 1/4"  in length from the top of the GF ear wire to the bottom of the earring. 

All metals used in this design are Gold Fill.

Gold Filled vs. Gold Plated: Not the same! The amouhnt of gold used in gold plated (GP) Jewelry is less than .05%. The gold is electro-plated to the base metal alloy (usually jeweler's brass). One tiny scratch on plated metal can expose the base metal. The amount of gold used in Gold Filled (GF) jewelry is 100% more than Gold Plated - 5%. The base metal alloy is literally sandwiched between two layers of gold. As long as one takes care of ther GF jewelry, it can last a lifetime. To clean, without scratching, use an untreated cloth or mild soapy water. Do not scrub the piece.

Jewelry is made using traditional metalworking techniques, including soldering, filing, sanding, texturing, polishing, and tumbling in my home studio. Jewelry comes wrapped in a cotton-lined gift box and ships quickly. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

*****************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************NOTE: 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this jewelry will be donated to Miracle Horse Rescue, a 501(c)3 Non Profit Organization. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for supporting handmade!