Aphrodite Collection: Rutilated Quartz Necklace with Silver Rose and Ruby Accents, Delicate Ornate Dainty Gem Necklace, Valentine Gift

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Aphrodite Collection: Rutilated Quartz Necklace with Silver Rose and Ruby Accents

A luminous, clear half-globe of golden rutilated quartz is framed by a delicately detailed prong bezel setting. Above the stone is a handmade silver rose and two curved leaves. Natural rubies connect the chain to the hand forged clasp. The back has been patterned with a vine pattern.

• The rutilated quartz is 10mm in diameter.

• The 19" sterling silver chain can be shortened or lengthened upon request.

• Your purchase will be delivered in an elegant organza bag, ready to give or wear.

• Gift wrapping is available at checkout. Wrapping consists of a seafoam green jewelry box, secured with tasteful washi tape, placed inside a patterned organza bag and wrapped in damask-print brown paper.

Romantic and heartfelt, the Aphrodite Collection embodies love, beauty, and grace. Aphrodite’s symbolism includes roses, hearts, birds, and the ocean.

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Processing time

1-2 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 2 - 5 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Just contact me within: 30 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 45 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 0 hours of purchase

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Items on sale

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Questions about your order?

Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Frequently Asked Questions

Custom and personalized orders

I often have availability for custom work. Please contact me to find out my current wait time, and to discuss ideas for your custom piece. Once we agree on an idea and a price, I will create a listing reserved for you. After you have purchased the reserved custom listing, I will execute the idea and send you photographs. When you are satisfied with the result, I will ship your one-of-a kind piece.

Please note that custom orders take extra time to complete before shipping.

Sizing details

If you have any questions about the size of an item or stone, please message me. I sometimes approximate sizes, so I would always be happy to do a precise caliper measurement.

If you would prefer a different chain length on a necklace, I would be happy to work with you to customize your order, in most cases for no extra charge. Handmade chains will incur an extra charge to extend, as will an addition of more than 6” to a chain.

Some rings can be stretched up to half a size larger, but most rings other than the made-to-order rings cannot be resized more than that. If you would like to have a ring in a different size than the one in a listing, please contact me to start a custom order and to choose a similar stone for your custom ring.

Care instructions

I use only the highest-quality sterling silver and gold filled metals. I take care to build wearability, durability, and ease of use into every design. That said, silver does tarnish and wire does bend under pressure.

If your silver looks darker or less shiny than you'd like, I recommend using a treated silver polishing cloth rather than a dip. This will achieve the shiniest result without jeopardizing the gemstones.

If the wire components of your piece become bent, you can use gentle finger pressure to try to repair the bend. If the wire has become kinked, flat-nosed pliers work well. If the damage is beyond your level of comfort to repair, I would be happy to fix your item for you for only the cost of shipping.

Wholesale availability

My simple drop gemstone line is available for wholesale arrangements at 60% of my Etsy prices, with a minimum order of 10 pairs. Please contact me for more details.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Each order is carefully and beautifully packaged. The jewelry is secured on a card, tied into a delicate patterned organza bag, and finally placed into a paper bag with a printed design. I ship this inside a bubble-padded envelope.

Sometimes I ship the item inside a jewelry box for extra protection. If you would like to be certain of receiving a box, please let me know at the time you place the order.

Gift wrapping purchased at checkout consists of a jewelry box wrapped in patterned paper, then placed into a decorative organza bag.

Are my gemstones real?

Absolutely! I make every effort to buy from reputable sellers who fully disclose any treatments done to the stones. I prefer to buy real, untreated gemstones.

Some types of gemstones are treated, as an industry standard, to improve the color. This includes all chalcedony and topaz and most citrine. The heat and/or irradiation treatment is considered permanent for these stones, and it is practically impossible to find any chalcedony, topaz, or citrine without treatment.

I make an effort to find un-dyed ruby, sapphire, emerald, and lapis lazuli, though this means the color will be less saturated and more irregular than the dyed (or the very high-end) stones.

Does your jewelry tarnish?

14k gold fill never tarnishes. Most sterling silver, however, eventually does. Occasionally I use an anti-tarnish process on some of my sterling silver pieces. This is a thin, clear coating that prevents oxidizing agents from reaching the silver. As an added benefit, this coating is hypoallergenic. If you know someone allergic to metals, this is a wonderful solution!

The coating lasts for years. If your coated silver begins to tarnish, just send the piece back to me and I will reapply. To extend the life of the coating, please avoid using any solvents or abrasives on your jewelry.

I also use argentium silver, which resists tarnish, in much of my jewelry.

Please inquire about the coating status or material of any particular piece.

What is 14k gold fill?

Gold fill is a high-quality and yet affordable alternative to solid gold. Gold fill is made by permanently bonding 14k gold to the outside of another metal, usually brass or an alloy, using heat and pressure. It can't discolor, chip, or flake off like other alternatives to solid gold, and it retains its value well. It is more expensive than solid sterling silver and contains much more gold than gold plate (vermeil), at about 5% pure gold.

Can you personalize my piece?

Some pieces have room to add personalized elements such as initials on the back. Please inquire!

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