Mineral & Menagerie Collection: Reversible Hubei Turquoise Spinner Necklace with Herons
This double-sided pendant features a very unique, island-like Hubei turquoise on one side and a scene with a pair of herons on the other. The pendant can be turned without undoing the chain, using the spinner bail at the top. This piece has been entirely hand-crafted from sterling and fine silver.
• The pendant measures approximately 1 3/4x 7/8".
• The turquoise is 20mm x 31mm.
• The pair of herons has been made with fine silver PMC.
• The short-and-long sterling silver chain is 18" long and can be shortened or lengthened upon request.
• Small chrysoprase rondelles attach the chain to the handcrafted clasp.
• Your purchase will be delivered in an elegant organza bag, ready to give or wear.
• Gift wrapping is available at checkout. Wrapping includes a jewelry box placed inside a beautifully patterned organza bag and wrapped in damask-print brown paper.
The Mineral & Menagerie collection pairs top-quality gemstones with animals and other embellishments handmade from sterling or fine silver. 🦋🌹💎
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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.
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
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.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
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.
Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Some pieces have room to add personalized elements such as initials on the back. Please inquire!