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Ark Shell Studs

$76.00

The Ark Shell Stud Earrings are made from the molding and casting of a real found Transverse Ark Shell in recycled silver. I collected the original empty clam shell on a beach in Cape May, New Jersey and then sent it to a local, family owned casting company to be cast in multiples of solid metal. Once the casting is returned, I solder on fixed sterling silver posts. The Ark Shell Earrings are only about 10mm long and 15mm wide.

The Transverse Ark Clam (anadara transversa) filters salty seas and feeds on phytoplankton, there are about 200 species of Ark Clams worldwide. This species can be found alive up and down the East Coast and into to the Gulf of Mexico. Strong storms have been known to bring empty specimens over to the Pacific Coast beaches.

All HKM Jewelry pieces are properly hallmarked for metal type and stamped for authenticity.

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Packaging:
All HKM Jewelry will be neatly packaged in a sea-foam colored HKM branded box with blue raffia ribbon and tissue. I also use 100% recycled/recyclable shipping materials.

Care:
All jewelry needs special care, even the “indestructible” kinds! My jewelry is meant to last for generations when proper steps are taken, but natural aging and wear can occur. Jewelry should be the last thing you put on and the first thing you take off each day, avoiding contact with makeup, lotions and sprays will prolong its finish. Keeping your polished silver in plastic is the best way to prevent tarnish when not being worn. Do not swim in chlorine or saltwater wearing your HKM Jewelry and it is not recommended to clean or wash dishes with chemicals that can breakdown the metal or stones. All Jewelry can be cleaned with warm water and mild soap and a toothbrush, a polishing cloth will restore shine and help with tarnish on your silver.

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Width

15mm

Material

sterling silver

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In silver and gold I fabricate, carve and cast using traditional metalsmithing techniques to create heirlooms for ocean lovers. The found objects I use are from the Atlantic shoreline and consist of seashells, fossils, stones and sea glass.

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Shipping Policy

Free shipping is available for all my products, this option will only be for USPS First Class mail - typically arriving to most US locations in 2-4 days. You may choose local pick up at checkout if you prefer to meet me in person to pick up your product in my West Chester studio location. I will contact you via the email that you provide at check out, to arrange a time to pick up your order.

Refund Policy

I do not allow refunds at this time.  I would be happy to exchange your product for a different size or item of equal value. Please email me within 10 days of receipt of the item for an exchange.

Cancellation / Return / Exchange Policy

If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, or if an item arrives to you damaged, you must contact me within 10 days of receipt. If a condition of the refund is to ship the item back, please use the same packing supplies and branded HKM gift box that it arrived in. For items that were damaged during shipping, you must provide photographs of the packaging as well as the item that is damaged.

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HKM Jewelry - Hali MacLaren

In silver and gold I fabricate, carve and cast using traditional metalsmithing techniques to create heirlooms for ocean lovers. The found objects I use are from the Atlantic shoreline and consist of seashells, fossils, stones and sea glass.

More Products from HKM Jewelry - Hali MacLaren