Electroplated Quartz Teardrop Necklace
Hand-cut faceted electroplated quartz on sterling silver or gold vermeil chain, 18” length. Simple, lightweight and classic design - add a touch of moody iridescence to your look. Easy for everyday wear.
Handmade in Michigan
Designer includes at least one piece of reused or recycled material in each piece.
A donation is made to organizations involved in the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of pets in need with each sale.
From designer to maintain good condition:
"Avoid any contact with water or any other liquid to prevent damage and rusting. My pieces are strung with a seven strand core wire with an abrasion resistant nylon coating, which is very strong when cared for properly.
Brass, vermeil and sterling silver may naturally develop a darker patina over time as they react to the environment as well as the wearer's skin. Your piece will become unique to you as it settles in to your personal chemistry. If you prefer to keep your jewelry shiny and clean, try to avoid water (especially chlorine and saltwater) as well as lotions, perfumes, etc. Be sure to store your jewelry in a clean and dry environment.
If you want to give your jewelry a polish to brighten it up, there are many methods. Both brass and sterling silver are is easily cleaned with household substances such as white toothpaste, or by making a paste with lemon juice and baking soda. A typical jewelry cleaner or cloth works as well. If you are feeling lazy, your local jeweler would be able to clean up your piece as well. Avoid getting any type of cleaner on the stones themselves; it will weaken the finish and cause damage to the stone itself over time. A gentle cleaning with a damp cloth and diluted mixture of water and dish soap will be adequate to remove any buildup of residue from normal daily wear."