Stone of Intellect, Knowledge and Truth
Mined in Brazil
Two small rough apatite stones meticulously set in electroformed 14k Gold plated studs with Stainless Steel Posts
Electroforming is the process of slowly depositing (or plating) Copper to a surface. This process takes about the 24-48 hours hours to complete a pair of studs.
The copper studs are then plated in Fine Silver as a barrier metal, then plated with a heavy 3.5 micron plate of 14k Gold on top of the fine silver.
Electroformed studs are made to look rough and organic. The imperfections on the studs add to the unique beauty. The surfaces may be rough and natural looking rather than smooth and perfect compared to other types of stud settings.
Every stone is UNIQUE and ONE OF A KIND... meaning that the 2 studs will never look identical when made using raw stones. Each will have their own character and individuality, but will be similar size and shape. Expect variation is color, shape, size.
Our studs are made to be Hypoallergenic. Stainless Steel Posts and Rubber post backs are used to avoid any metal allergic reaction. Our studs are Nickel Free.
However, IF you have had an allergic reaction to copper in the past, I would not recommend these studs to you. Although they are plated with silver and gold over the copper, there is still a small chance of reaction to the copper if you are very sensitive to it.
These studs are one of a kind! And handcrafted with love and intention.
Your studs will come on a descriptive card as photographed along with care instructions for the metal.
Care Instructions: To preserve the studs finish, avoid wearing while washing hair, applying lotion, or a using any other chemicals. To clean, gently buff with 100% cotton cloth or a microfiber cloth. Do not use jewelry cleaner or rough polishing cloths on gold plated jewels.
COPPER: These Studs contain a copper base in the setting of the stone, not in the stainless steel post. If your skin reacts to copper there is a chance it will still react to gold plated studs as well. Greening is completely harmless and is simply the copper mineral breaking down prior to absorbing into skin. Copper is an essential mineral for the body and aids will arthritis pain and circulation.