Handcrafted and hammered 14k gold filled or sterling silver crescent moon pendant on your choice of chain.
There are a ton of mass-produced crescent pendants here on Etsy that are strung on to a chain. They do look pretty and they certainly are inexpensive. If you are looking for fast fashion then those may work for you. This crescent pendant is not one of those. I would love to tell you about the labor of love that goes into a pendant like this crescent.
It starts off as a piece of thick wire. It's a solid tube. The wire is formed around a mandrel and shaped almost into a circle. It takes a bit of fitness since the wire is thick. After some shaping, the piece does not look like anything but a curved piece of wire. Where the crescent begins to take shape is in the hammering. Each strike with a chasing hammer pushes the metal, one way or another, creative curves in all the right places. A little more hammering is needed to create a dappled look on the front. Next comes a little filing (but not too much on the gold!) and polish, polish, polish! The best part is seeing the brilliant shine take form with a little rouge polishing compound flying fast on a felt wheel.
With all that said, each one of these crescents will be unique and handmade just for you. If you are looking for something you won't see every day then you found your necklace.
✦✦✦HOW to BUY:
1. You can choose THREE variations: METAL (14k gold filled or Sterling Silver), LENGTH, and CHAIN style
2. 14k Gold Filled has TWO chain Styles: Satellite Chain (cable chain with gold beads) or Bar Chain (flat bars connected by links)
Sterling Silver has ONE chain style: Satellite Chain (cable chain with silver beads)
3. The drop-down menu will allow you to select your chain length and preferred chain. If you choose a silver chain your crescent moon will be silver.
If you choose a 14k gold filled chain your crescent moon will be 14k gold filled. (Of course, if you have a different combination in mind, please
message me and I will be happy to work with you.
GOLD FILLED & STERLING SILVER
Gold Filled contains 1/20th or 5% 14k gold (real gold). The gold is pressure bonded to a core, typically jewelers brass. Gold filled jewelry will wear and look just like 14k gold when treated properly, lasting many years. Plated jewelry has a much thinner layer of gold and is not as durable. Sterling Silver is another highly durable, quality metal consisting of 92.5% silver. Both 14k gold filled and sterling silver are great for sensitive skin.
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: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery
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.
Jewelry is shipped in either a white shipping box or padded envelope for smaller items. All jewelry (except large beaded bracelets) are shipped in an anti- tarnish plastic bag which is placed inside a satin grey bag with Laura Hunter Handmade Jewelry stamped outside. Perfect for keeping your jewelry nice or for gift giving.
If your item is a gift and you would like me to add a note to the recipient, please contact me directly through Etsy's messaging feature.
All geode and druzy/drusy is unique and one of a kind. I do my best to pair geodes and druzy for earrings based on color or size. With that being said, when you order a pair of earrings the druzy will NOT be identical. This is what I find interesting and beautiful about these earrings.
Feel free to contact me if there is something specific you have in mind. I am happy to try to accommodate requests. Some geodes are color enhanced.
These are real sliced stones not plastic or glass. They are beautiful and delicate. They hold up well in jewelry when treated with care. If you drop your earrings or necklace on hard surfaces like travertine or granite, to name a few, it will cause damage or breakage. This is not a craftsmanship issue. I provide backs to earrings to keep them from slipping out. Necklaces have a secure S clasp and stay fastened around the neck.
Please treat your geodes with care and you will have jewelry that lasts for years and years.
Most photos are samples only. You will NOT receive the exact piece pictured UNLESS it is stated in the listing that it is one of a kind. I photograph most jewelry using a macro lens to show detail. Please refer to the sizing in the listing for accurate size.
If you have any questions or special requests I will be happy to try to accommodate them. Please use Etsy's contact feature for inquiries.
This is a handmade micro-business. It's just me making each piece of jewelry with care. My processing time to make the jewelry is 3 - 7 business days unless otherwise noted on the listing.
I generally offer either USPS First Class Mail or Priority Mail. When I generate your shipping label, Etsy will send you a tracking code. I can not guarantee USPS' shipping times.
Please contact me directly about UPS, FedEx or other upgraded shipping.
ON A DEADLINE? Need it for a birthday or before a certain date? Let me know and I will work with you on accommodating your need.
All Etsy's Return/ Exchange Policies Apply.
EU has 14 days to contact me for return/exchange.
Build your own Druzy necklaces are custom items: You can choose your geode slice/ druzy on my blog. You will find this information in the listing. If I don't hear from you about which druzy you would like, I will choose for you. Custom Items are not returnable.
Chains: I can not return/exchange a chain on a necklace. You can purchase a new chain for your necklace. Please contact me for details.