Alternative August birthstone earrings, Purple spinels sparkle in a silver lotus petal design. Delicate everyday earrings that are perfect for an anniversary or birthday gift.
Spinels come in a range of inky blues and shades of purple, all the way to black. These are ones I hand selected during my time living in Sri Lanka where they are found. See a black pair in the link at the bottom. I only have one pair of these so they are completely one of a kind!
Easy to wear everyday but different enough to make everyday special!
+MADE TO ORDER - TAKES 1-2 WEEKS+
Shown worn with moonstone gemstones and examples with purple Amethysts. Also available in rose gold and yellow gold or white gold - contact me for a price. Shown in the last image with rose and yellow gold. Peridot are also the birthstone for August if you are looking for other colours for your birthstone. I also have other spinel earrings in the shop.
-Set with round faceted violet purple 4mm bezel set Spinels. -Wear them with the petals up or down in the ear how you prefer. -Pair well with a necklace without distracting from it. -Recycled solid sterling silver with a velvety matt finish. -Comfortable ear post length and secure butterflies. -Earring 1.5cm across. -Spinel is the birthstone for August, perfect for your friend who was born then, the mother of an August baby or to remember a loved one who's birthday was in August. -Free postage to Australia and worldwide. -Packaged in a branded Sinead Buckney matchbox with a reusable Sari silk pouch for storing. -Let me know if you want gift wrapping or a message included.
INSPIRATION My mandala collection began with inspiration from Tibetan Buddhist Thanka paintings and the traditional motifs used to decorate Buddhist temples, particularly in Sri Lankan temples during my time living there. My starting point was lots of drawing and variations of the combinations and designs and sizes. I then handmade my favourites using individual pieces of wire, soldering every joint. For this mandala design, I designed the piece using a 3d design program, which then can be 3d printed in a special detailed wax. Once I was happy with the design I was then able to make a mould which could be used for lost wax casting. I then cut this mandala up to make new different pieces such as the petals for these earrings. With the raw casting I have to file, polish, gently dome, solder on a setting and ear post, set the stone and finish the piece. Each piece is inspected carefully by me to ensure a fine finish with no casting marks or flaws. They are all stamped with my unique hallmark, SB and metal purity.
SHIPPING The listing is for this exact piece, which is made to order so will take 1-2 weeks before it is ready to ship. I will keep you up to date with expected finish times and let you know when the item is ready to ship, please let me know if you need the item urgently and I will do my best to prioritise the order. I post items within Australia using Australia post, which usually takes from 2-5 days. For international orders I use DHL which has tracking and insurance. This can take 2-4 weeks depending on location. I will be in touch to give you details of your package tracking details and estimates of delivery times. Let me know if you want signature on delivery, insurance or express post.