Perihelion Earrings

  • $158.00

Illuminated by light, a delicate butterfly wing is encased in a semicircle of glass and metal. The metal work extends from the edges of the glass, forming graceful arcs that trace the orbit of a celestial body and allow light through the open framework. Within the open space of this metal, three curves emanate from the same point and extend in ever-widening paths to the other side, as their orbital paths take them closer to the glass. The cyclical journey towards the closest point to the glass, and its subsequent retreat reminds us of the cycles of nature and change in our own lives: from the orbital path of our earth around the sun, the solstices and seasons, the growth and transformation of our own souls.

The focal portion measures 1 5/8" x 1 1/2". 

All ear hooks, posts, backs, hoops, and ear threads are sterling silver. The focal portions are constructed with lead-free silver solder, oxidized, and polished.

Please note this item is MADE TO ORDER and therefore WILL NOT SHIP until 1-2 weeks after you place your order.

As this item is hand-made to order, each element (butterfly wing, feather, snakeskin, skull, etc.) is unique in its own way, and may vary slightly in the finished piece. There may also be a difference in size of up to 1/8". The focal-piece is constructed with lead-free silver solder, oxidized, and polished.

All of HartVariations materials are cruelty-free and ethically sourced with great care. We are dedicated to No-Harm principles in our work. Please visit the FAQ page of the website to learn more.

JEWELRY CARE: Please handle this one-of-a-kind jewelry with great care, avoid water and remove before applying lotions. Because of the stained glass medium we work in, we are able to use delicate materials from nature that are very heat-sensitive. Too much heat and the wings change color, sometimes losing the vibrant magic that makes them so special. The metal in our work is an alloy of silver and tin, which melts at a lower temperature than sterling. We 100% stand by our work and have sold thousands of pieces in the eight years we've been in business, with a very small number needing repair. The same way you would take care of a silk blouse, please consider the medium in the treatment of your piece and approach with intention and care.

SHIPPING: Please be sure to read the shipping and policies information before your purchase.

>>> Please see FAQ page for more jewelry care and process details.

Thank-you for shopping, and please feel free to contact the HartVariations team if you have any questions!

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