Fabricated in sterling silver and fine silver, textured, oxidized and polished.
Crystal selection of five substantial stones to capture the element of water.
Labradorite (smooth, natural): about 14mm
Aqua Blue Chalcedony (smooth, natural): about 15mm
Chrysoprase (smooth, natural): about 13mm
Moss Aquamarine (faceted, natural): about 6mm
Sapphire (faceted, natural): about 5mm
They come with hand forged sterling hooks and I available in bright silver (pictured) and dark silver fish.
Alchemy is a philosophical and protoscientific tradition practiced throughout Europe, Egypt and Asia. It aimed to purify, mature, and perfect certain objects. (Wikipedia) It was based on the belief that there are four basic elements in nature: air, fire, water and earth.
Alchemy was rooted in a complex spiritual worldview in which everything around us contains a sort of universal spirit, and metals were believed not only to be alive but also to grow inside the Earth. When a base, or common, metal such as lead was found, it was thought to simply be a spiritually and physically immature form of higher metals such as gold. To the alchemists, metals were not the unique substances that populate the Periodic Table, but instead the same thing in different stages of development or refinement on their way to spiritual perfection.
(...) Beginning about the year 100 and reaching its flower in medieval times, alchemy was an art based partly upon experimentation and partly upon magic. Early investigators of natural processes centered their search on a mythical substance they knew as philosopher's stone, which was supposed to possess many valuable attributes such as the power to heal, to prolong life, and to change base metals into precious metal — such as gold. (This "philosopher's stone" was not a literal stone but instead a wax, liquid, or powder that held magical powers.)(http://www.livescience.com/39314-alchemy.html)
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Most items in my store are made to order. I make every effort to ship them within usual 3-5 business days. In case of any unusual delays I will contact you.
I use USPS First Class shipping. If you would like to upgrade to Priority or Express shipping, this can be done for an additional charge. Please convo me ahead of time so I can make a listing especially for you.
All items arrive gift wrapped in a cotton filled boxes and a ribbon and are shipped in a bubble envelope.
It can take up to 2 weeks or longer for the packages to arrive in some countries due to the mere distance, customs procedures, and swiftness (or lack of it) of the post office.
Please be advised that the European Union countries apply customs charges for items of value bigger than 35 euro.
I am not able to mark the item as a gift. Shipping labels are by default marked as merchandise.
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If you are unhappy with your purchase, you can return it within 5 business days for a full refund minus the shipping charge. Please convo me before returning an item. The item has to be in unused condition and I expect you to package in the original packaging.
I don't accept returns on custom orders. I can make changes but that will involve additional charges. Custom orders take long time to make and in most cases are not suitable for resale. After you approve it the item it is shipped and the sale is final.
Most of my items are made to order. The pictures are design guidelines, which I try to follow closely. Some variations - due to the nature of the creative process and the uniqueness of the natural materials used - are unavoidable.
Taking Care of Your Handmade Pieces
Hand made pieces and natural stones require more care in handling than mass produced ones. Please store them separately to prevent from tangling, avoid tossing hem in the bottom of your handbag, sleeping or working out wearing them. You will enjoy them much longer.
I will gladly repair any damage that might have happen to your piece due to a normal wear and tear for a very reasonable fee plus shipping.
I'm open to suggestions including metals, colors and finishes to my listings. There's a world of possibilities out there :)
If you have any questions at all, please feel free to convo me without hesitation. I am more than happy to customize pieces for you and if you like an item that is already sold, I probably will be able to make it again.