Smoky Quartz Rose Cut Quartz and Sterling Silver Post Earrings

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I do love a post-style earring...I have long hair and sometimes, a French-style ear wire causes me to lose my jewels!  I used 10mm round Rose-Cut Smoky Quartz gemstones for the centerpiece of these earrings. The checkerboard facets cut into these gemstones provide a shimmer from all directions!

I set the Quartz in a pretty crown/gallery style sterling silver bezel. The quartz was so stunning that I wanted to do a little extra for these earrings. So, the gemstones are surrounded by a sterling silver accent that resembles beaded wire. I also cut out the center of the back plate of the earring to further enhance translucency of the quartz. Lots of hand sawing involved in this design - but I truly think it is worth it!

The sterling silver has been lightly oxidized, polished by hand and tumbled to enhance the beautiful patina. The earrings measure 17 mm round (just over 5/8") and include a sterling silver butterfly-style ear nut.

All metals used in this design are .925 sterling silver.

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 these earrings will be donated to Miracle Horse Rescue, a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for helping me help those who cannot help themselves!