A bright, sophisticated purple-pink collection of freshwater pearls is the highlight of my little jewelry brooch with features a "rustic filigree" design. The pin is 2 1/2" wide and 1" tall (63 mm x 25 mm) and incorporates 7 bright pearls that are 4-5 mm each. The one of a kind design has been oxidized and polished for an antique silver finish. An artistic accessory created to add a sweet detail with flair to business or casual attire.
The pin form is formed and forged from heavy gauge silver-filled wire. Finer sterling silver wire and handmade head pins are used to wrap and bind the pearls to this form. A larger hand formed spiral is the final flourish and the pin clasp. The contrast of the bright pearls and the darker, textured silver is very eye catching.
Silver-filled wire, similar to gold filled wire, is a tube of precious metal with a core of jeweler's brass. Much more durable than plated or colored wire, silver filled can be formed, forged, filed, tumbled, oxidized and buffed and will still retain the look and durability of solid silver at lower cost.
Photos have been made with a macro lens so might give the impression this piece is larger--it was created to be medium to large sized. For size reference, in the last photo, my signature gift box is 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" (about 90 mm x 90 mm.)
The versatile pin is from a series of metalworked brooches created in my studio. Custom package is designed to showcase the piece and store it when not being worn--and all ready to gift.
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Cancellations are possible within 24 hours or less by contacting me through my shop. Layaway and payment plans can be arranged by contacting me. Special orders are accepted with a minimum of 1/2 deposit when placing the order & the balance is due prior to mailing
I will ship to the address you have listed with your order (can include sending gifts directly for you!) unless you contact me to make or confirm different arrangements. All U.S. orders are mailed "USPS First Class Parcel" which includes a tracking number. Mailing upgrades are available to purchase, U.S. only.
Pieces shown "ready to ship" are usually mailed within 1 to 2 business days. "Made to Order" pieces require extra time, depending on the order. You'll be notified when your piece has been mailed.
International orders do NOT always include prepaid VAT, taxes or customs fees. These are often collected from the customer upon delivery. I am not responsible for any delays due to customs or other mail delays.
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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:
I want you to be thrilled with my pieces and will exchange or refund items returned within 14 days of receipt provided they are in their original, unworn condition. Contact me within 7 days of receipt to confirm return procedure. Returns may require a 3.5% restocking fee and the refund does not include shipping charges. Custom work and bespoke orders are generally not returnable. Please photograph any shipping damages so I can file insurance claim forms.
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Every piece ordered is sent in my signature packaging-velvet bag or box-with a satin tie & glass bead to embellish. A complimentary gift card-including your personal message-can be included (add info in notes to seller) & I can ship gifts directly to your loved one-use their name & address in "ship to" information.
Please contact me directly for information on wholesale or consignment orders and information at willoaksstudio (at) aol.com