Rhode Island White Sea Glass Earrings with Antique Silver Starfish Charms with your choice of Stainless Steel or Sterling Silver Ear Wires

$10.00


SEA GLASS
This white sea glass was found ourselves on Aquidneck Island, Rhode Island, USA. The two white pieces are nicely frosted and match well because they are the exact same size, shape, thickness and frosting.

Both pieces measure exactly 9/16 or .55" width X 15/16 or .94" The 2 pieces of sea glass match so perfectly that there isn't even a millimeter of difference.

*One piece has an incomplete fracture that does not go all the way through and doesn't effect the strength of the piece of sea glass. It is visible when put against the white background but can barely be seen when put against a piece of wood closer to skin color. I think the fracture is so much less noticeable than the pictures make it seem. It's because the earrings are small and the images make them bigger and exaggerate any issues they may have. If this crack would ruin your day, then do not order the earrings please.

DETAILS
Antique silver starfish charms .5" x .71" including eye,
Stainless steel links,
White sea glass,

EAR WIRES
Pictured with French style hypoallergenic surgical stainless steel ear wires ear wires but are also available in ball end sterling silver, please choose your ear wires upon ordering.

SIZE
They measure .55" x .94" + ear wires.

SYMBOLISM
Starfish are exclusively sensory creatures. They have nerves that run through their center to the tips of each of their limbs. This is in lieu of brains. The starfish facilitates feeling. Sensory perception is just the tip of the limb when it comes to symbolic starfish meaning. The starfish's ability to re-grow their bits and pieces is also symbolic of healing and renewal. This also ties in with water symbolism. Water is symbolic of healing, purification, cleansing. Water is also symbolic of emotion and intuition which ties in with the starfish meaning of sensory perception.

Christianity:
In Christian symbolism the starfish represents the Virgin Mary (Stella Maris which means Star of the Sea) who lovingly creates safe travel over troubled waters and is also seen as an emblem of salvation during trying times. The star as well as the starfish are seen as celestial symbols and as such, they represent infinite divine love. In addition to love, the starfish also holds characteristics such as guidance, vigilance, inspiration, brilliance and intuition.

Egyptian:
In Egyptian legend, starfish meaning is connected to the goddess Isis. Isis is a mother goddess who had a Salvation Army motto: "Befriending the friendless". In other words, Isis is the mother and friend to slaves, the impoverished and those in dire need. Her connection with the starfish deals with being a guardian to troubled seafarers on the Red Sea and abroad. Isis and her sacred starfish are also associated with Sirius. Sirius is sacred to Isis because it appeared annually at the rising of the Nile - which was a time of abundance and renewal for the Egyptians.

Roman:
In Roman mythology, the starfish is a symbol of the love goddess Venus. She was born from the foaming tides of the Adriatic sea. Some paintings depict her with a shell in her hand - others with a starfish. Venus shares a connection with the starfish because she is a sensory goddess, and so too is the starfish. Like the waters she is born from, Venus is a goddess of feeling and emotion. She is also a goddess who governs tactile, physical attributes. The five-pointed starfish is a symbol of two arms, two legs and the top limb as the head (think Vitruvian man). Venus and the starfish make a symbolic duo of love, sensitivity, emotion, and physical wholeness.

Tsimshian:
Tsimshian is an order of Native Americans who hail from the Northwest Coast of North America. This order is comprised of Tlingit and Haida, of which are divided into two factions: Ravens and Eagles, respectively. Within the Haida-Eagle faction, there is a sub-clan. The starfish clan. In fact, starfish are sometimes carved into Haida totem poles to mark the lineage of this branch. Haida picked the starfish as an emblem because they observed it to be super-strong. Its ability to crack into a mussel shell proved great strength. Haida also connected longevity with starfish meaning. They observed the starfish ability to regenerate, and deemed the starfish to be immortal.

ETC
All jewelry comes in hand screen printed recycled paper gift boxes.

Please feel free to contact me with any custom requests, comments or questions, Thanks for looking!

Payments

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Shipping from United States

I am able to ship most items Monday through Friday and if things are busy, Saturday also. Please check your item for how long it's expected to take.

I usually ship USPS 1st Class within the United States and globally I use First Class International. Certain items ship priority or flat rate and for those, it will be indicated within the listing.

All of my packages have tracking and I am willing to add services as long as you pay for them. Convo me for anything you need.

Refunds

Items can be returned if buyer is not happy for any reason within 7 days after receiving item. Buyer to pay return shipping.

In the case of breakage or a lost item, I would choose something as close to possible to what it is you lost or got broken and I will replace the missing item with something of similar to higher value.

Most times, I do need the broken earring to make it a match or the necklace to attach a new clasp. In this case, buyer pays all shipping and small fee for replacement of the parts not to exceed their value.

If something just up's and breaks immediately or due to no fault of your own, I am very happy to correct the situation and I will replace the missing item with something of similar to higher value. I would choose something as close to possible to what it is you lost or got broken. I would rather have my customers pay a couple of dollars to get a handmade pair of earring repaired by me than get upset. I always take care of my customers...

Additional

Trade friendly, local pickup if possible.

I am wholesale interested. Wholesale orders would have to be lost wax castings rather than OOAK sea glass creations. With that being said, I can give better pricing if you decide to buy something in a bulk or have me make something that turns out to be a large order.

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