One Half Studs / Mother of Pearl
True to our design ethos, these versatile earrings honor nature’s creations. At center stage is shimmering mother of pearl, an iridescent material that catches the eye. Dainty, yet bold, the Half Studs were designed with versatility in mind; wear as set, a solo stud, or mix and match with your favorite gemstones.
Each shell is unique in nature and will vary from the shell pictured.
- Available in recycled 14k yellow gold + recycled silver
- Half circle measures 8.6 x 4.3mm
Inlay gemstones are cut locally in NY and set in 100% recycled 14k gold or silver that is certified as a responsible source by SCS Global Services.
Mother of pearl is the resilient, iridescent material produced by some molluscs. We source our mother of pearl from an individual who purchased old button factories that were manufacturing products between 1860 and 1970. The mother of pearl used in this design was originally destined for the buttons and decorative elements of instruments.
We purchase ear posts and ear nuts from a small business located in New York City’s diamond district. While much of the metal in their products is indeed recycled, they are unable to certify their materials as 100% recycled due to the prohibitively expensive certification process. While this is one link in our supply chain that needs improvement, we are also proud to support small local businesses and believe that our support will only help them achieve sustainable milestones as they grow.
Learn more about our approach to sustainability here.
Unless marked as ‘ready to ship’ (located above the add to bag button) all jewelry is made to order.
Ready to ship jewelry ships within 5 business days from the date of purchase.
Made to order jewelry ships 4-6 weeks from the date of purchase.
If your order is a rush, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will do our best to accommodate.