Lab created opal or Jade stones set in vintage brass bezels with brass "beams". Earrings are soldered to sterling silver posts, then polished and sealed with a clear varnish. Studs are 1/2" x 3/4".
Care: keep dry and clean with a jewelry cloth to protect the finish.
Jewelry with raw brass findings will darken over time, but can be easily cleaned with vinegar or a brass polish. The vintage findings may have slight discoloration or dark spots, which should be considered part of their unique character.
Cultivated Opals: The mineral composition of simulated opals is created through a process similar to what nature does beneath the earth, but in a lab.
About this maker:
Social Good, Employs Community, Hand Made, USA Made, Ethical Labor Practices, Small Business, Woman Owned
Based in Chicago, IL
Manufactured in Chicago, IL
Michelle Starbuck Designs has been handmade in Chicago since 2005. Our designs are a blend of old and new and use a mix of vintage metals and new bronze cast pieces made using CAD design and 3D printing.