Amethyst kintsugi earrings on long gold plated teardrop ear posts
PLEASE READ THE FULL DESCRIPTION of this one-of-a-kind piece to understand its unique characteristics, how it's made, and what is included before buying.
WHAT IS KINTSUGI? Kintsugi (also known as kintsukuroi) is a Japanese art form that repairs broken pottery with a gold-infused lacquer to create golden seams in the repaired form that make it more beautiful and valuable than the original.
HOW IT'S MADE: These stones have been broken and repaired using a modern form of kintsugi with powdered gold mica, gold paint, and epoxy paste. The repairs have been sealed with a clear acrylic sealant to protect them. This piece is designed to symbolize the way that the healing of the broken places in our lives leaves greater beauty in its wake.
DETAILS OF THIS ITEM: Each kintsugi repaired stone is a one of a kind creation due to the randomness of the breaking and repair process. The earrings pictured are the actual ones you will receive. Please view all images closely to see the details of these specific stones.
STONE TYPE: Amethyst
STONE SIZE: 18 mm x 12 mm triangles
BAILS: 18-kt gold plated pewter glue-on bails (nickel-free with lacquer coating)
EAR WIRE: gold plated posts with long inverted teardrop-shaped front and gold plated push backs (see image 4)
DROP LENGTH: 42 mm from ear post (which is a little lower the top of the inverted teardrops) to the bottom of the earrings
CARE INSTRUCTIONS: Please treat this repaired item with care. Avoid exposure to water, sweat, cleaners, and other liquids. Do not wear or use it while bathing, showering, swimming, or similar occasions when it will be exposed to moisture. Hard impacts or stress on the stone should also be avoided.
WHAT'S INCLUDED: This item comes in a gift box and is accompanied by a note card explaining the meaning of kintsugi (shown in last image). Care instructions are printed on the back of the card.
NOT INCLUDED: Customs fees and import taxes (including VAT) are NOT included for shipments outside the USA. Buyers are responsible for any of these charges that may apply in the country to which it is being sent. Please make sure you understand your country's customs policies and costs prior to ordering.
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Although I have done my best to photograph the color of this stone accurately, please allow for variations in monitor settings and for the fact that the photo is taken under high powered lights.
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