Say hello to your new favorite everyday earrings in fun Herkimer diamonds electroplated in sterling silver! The April birthstone, diamond, in addition to being a symbol of everlasting love, was once thought to bring courage. Herkimer diamonds are not actually diamonds, but double-terminated quartz crystals discovered within exposed outcrops of dolomite in and around Herkimer County, New York and the Mohawk River Valley. Herkimer diamonds often contain other materials within them that are called inclusions. These inclusions can be minerals or bubbles and appear as dark areas within the crystal.
Diamonds are the birthstone for April and also traditionally given on the 60th wedding anniversary.
*Metal- Sterling Silver Over Brass
*Stone-Untreated Herkimer diamonds
*Dimensions- Approx. 8mm-10mm
*Arrives ready for gifting (example in last photo)
* Hand-picked stones matched for color and size
*All natural stones
* Approx. 8-10mm
* Lightweight and easy for everyday
* Ready for gifting in a hand-stamped boho gift box.
*About our gems* Each of the stones we use to create these special earrings were formed by nature over millions of years. Each one is unique and beautiful just like nature itself. They will vary one to another, just like Mother Nature intended. We don't treat our stones in any way and accept their rough and "imperfect" beauty and try to highlight their uniqueness in our plating process. We don't polish away "flaws" in the stones but rather leave them in their natural state. The pair you receive will be what nature intended that stone to be and may be lighter or darker, clear or more opaque, smooth or rough, rounded or angular. Just like people, each stone has special characteristics unique to itself and in that lies the beauty. Each pair is lovingly matched as best as possible but all are freeform and rough cut. Please expect some minor shape and color variations. Think of them as sisters, not twins.
GOLD CARE- * Warm water and a soft cloth are the best thing you can do to maintain the beauty of your jewelry. * Jewelry polishing cloths work great and are non-abrasive. * Salt water and chlorine take their toll on all fine jewelry so should be avoided.