Mini Illusion Gold Hoops
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Minimal and sweet, these are THE everyday pair of earrings. The tiny spirals thread through a single piercing to make it look like there are two. Open them up to make it look like the piercings are widely spaced, or squish them down for a wider double hoop look. These are an easy set and forget style, perfect for the ear lobe or cartilage piercings. The ends are rounded and smoothed for your comfort, and are designed so that they come flush or nearly flush with your ear to reduce any potential snags or discomfort. Modern, elegant, feminine and bold, these earrings are always in style and will always match. Made from eco-friendly sterling silver, gold fill, or solid 14K, these earrings are sustainable and lovely.
Spirals are 8.5mm. Please note that in gold filled, the ends of the spirals do have a small amount of exposed brass where they touch the ear. If it helps, request an extra set of silicone earring backs (to keep the earrings from touching the back of the ear), and cover the tip in front with clear nail polish.
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WHAT DOES RECYCLED MEAN?
Recycled metal, in this case, is gold and silver that has been reclaimed from jewelry that is at the end of its useful life OR from metal that is left over from the silversmithing process (everything from tiny silver dust to excess wire). Recycled metals reduce the impact of mining while preserving the quality of your jewelry. Recycled metal does not mean that it is inferior in any way - it's not plated, a lower karat quality, or hollow. Exactly the same, just cleaner and more ethical.
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Shipping / Tracking
Orders ship within 1-5 days of their receipt unless I've told you otherwise for a custom piece. Most orders ship in just 1-2 days. Delivery times are in addition to that, so please plan accordingly. Send me a note if you have a closer deadline! I do not guarantee delivery estimates, but will do everything I can to ensure a timely delivery if you write me first to arrange details.
International customers are responsible for any customs fees.
I combine packaging for orders, unless otherwise requested. All orders ship insured.
Tracking is available via the USPS website: https://tools.usps.com/go/TrackConfirmAction_input
If you need your tracking number, check your account here or send me a note if you've any difficulty finding it.
Exchanges / returns
I gladly take returns and exchanges! Please contact me within 2 weeks of receiving your jewelry to initiate that process.
I cannot accept returns on custom work, made to order pieces, or sized rings. I'm so sorry. Each piece of jewelry I make requires hours of work and a significant commitment of materials. That said, I will gladly work with you whenever I can to alter or update a piece so that you'll be happy with it. My #1 goal is to have happy customers who love their jewelry.
Materials / Quality
Gold filled metal is a type of gold plate (14K gold over a matching brass or copper core) that is MUCH thicker than traditional gold plate or vermeil. This makes for a metal that will wear like 14K over the course of its lifetime, rather than having a gold layer that will wear thin or flake off. Otherwise, my materials are sterling silver and solid 14K gold. Gemstones are all natural and genuine, except for rare exceptions, which are always clearly marked.
All of the pieces that you find here are handmade by me in my studio. Handmade means that each piece will be a little unique and unlike any of the ones I've made before, since they're not made from a mold through industrial processes - this gives them personality, and means that I can personally ensure that everything is built to a high quality standard.
Care For Your Jewelry
Caring for your Lotus Stone Jewelry is simple and straightforward and will keep your jewelry sparkling while extending its life.
1. Store your jewelry in an anti-tarnish bag (always supplied in each purchase)
2. Wash with mild soap, avoiding harsh cleaners, abrasives, and acidic or basic cleaners
3. Use a polishing cloth as needed, avoiding any stones
Note: If you feel like your jewelry needs to be reshaped to fit, it's usually the wrong size and should be switched out for another size
Sustainability means several things at Lotus Stone Jewelry, but the three most important are the metals we choose, our packaging, and our smithing process. Ninety-five percent of our metals are recycled and we don't let a scrap of leftovers go to waste - everything is collected and sent out for refining and reuse. Our packaging is always chosen with sustainability in mind, too. Our boxes, bags, cards, and mailers are made from recycled materials and are recyclable and reusable. When exhausted, the anti-tarnish bags can be recycled at store drop off locations, just like our mailers. And, our making space, shipping, and office are carbon negative. We are constantly evaluating our processes to reduce waste and make it more environmentally friendly.