*As these stud earrings are handmade by me for you after you order, please give me up to a week to make and ship it!* *These are sterling silver, but I can make them in 14k gold filled as well. These raw stone Herkimer stud earrings are meant to be as unique and special as their wearer! The Herkimer Diamonds are untouched by man, and gradated as AA quality. With 18 natural facets, a high quality "AA" grade Herkimer crystal is flawless to the naked eye. They are actually more rare than a real diamond! The soft glimmer of the stone will catch the eye and the non-traditional design of these studs will bring tons of compliments! Each piece of heirloom quality jewelry I make is handcrafted by me of the finest materials, with meticulous attention paid to all the details. Because the stones are not cut by man, but found in nature, each set of earrings will have their own unique beauty. This is truly artisan jewelry, for individuals who prefer to wear one of a kind items not found in any store. -These earrings are handmade by me and come with a soft, no-slip, hypoallergenic silicone backing. They are made with genuine Herkimer diamond gemstones ranging in size from 5-6mm. They are made of solid 20 gauge wire that I soldered, hand-forged and hand-hammered. They were then tumbled with steel shot to polish them to a high shine and harden them, before I set the gemstones by hand. -The Gold filled wire I use is a much higher quality than gold plated wire. The outer 5% of the wire is 14K Gold. This is hundreds of times thicker than electroplating, which can be measured in mere microns. Gold filled wire is almost as good as solid gold, as it holds up to years of wear without tarnishing or rubbing away. I also use solid 14k gold solder to make the join stronger. -All my items arrive gift-boxed and tied with an elegant ribbon! -I can do bulk orders on most of my jewelry if you need more than one item, like if you're buying bridesmaids gifts! Just send me a message and we'll work it out! -About Winter Woods Jewelry All my work is handcrafted with love in my Northwoods studio. When you purchase a piece from me, you can know that you’re getting quality jewelry that’s made by someone who cares about her customer’s happiness. -Photos of packaging are to give you an idea of how your item will look upon arrival. The earrings pictured in the box are samples and not included.