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Black Resin and Alpaca Silver Oval Earrings with Abalone Shell (Mother of Pearl)


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Alpaca silver and black resin earrings formed into an oval hoop with inlaid Abalone shell (Mother of Pearl) shapes. Will shimmer in the light when worn.

5 in stock


Black resin and Alpaca silver Fair trade earrings formed into an oval hoop with inlaid abalone shell (Mother of Pearl) shapes.

•   Abalone shell shimmers beautifully when worn, so will create a rather glamourous effect.

•   The back of the earrings is a plain silver Alpaca metal, which is an alloy made from a mixture of zinc, copper and nickel.

•   Stamped on the back with “ALPACA MEXICO” for added authenticity.
It behaves like silver and can be polished in the same way.

•   The hooks are made from silver plated metal which is nickel-free and therefore hypoallergenic.

These shell earrings have been created in small workshops in Taxco, in the state of Guerrero, Mexico – an important centre of jewellery making since colonial times.

Mexican Jewellery Maker at Work

Mexican Jewellery Maker at Work

DIMENSIONS – the drop from the base of the hook is 3.5 cm x width 2.5 cm approximately.

Did you know?
Abalone is a common name for a group of edible sea snails.
The thick inner layer of the shell is composed of nacre (mother-of-pearl), which in many species is highly iridescent, giving rise to a range of strong changeable colours.

This makes the shells attractive to us as decorative objects, jewellery, and as a source of colourful mother-of-pearl.

to ensure longevity of these earrings, always remove prior to showering, swimming or exercising.
Keep away from perfumes, lotions and cosmetics.



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There is NO postage charge added to your order - delivery is FREE.

(However, any orders managed manually, outside of the website Checkout, will attract the appropriate delivery charge.)

How long will it take for my order to arrive?

You should receive your delivery within 3-5 working days. I will always let you know by email that your order is being dealt with and also when it’s gone in the post - so you won’t be kept in the dark! However, please allow up to 7 working days before you make contact with any issues.

Deliveries are made from Monday to Saturday between 7am and 3pm.

Who will deliver my order?

Royal Mail, using their 2nd Class service. (For certain heavier packages, Parcel Force will be used.)

You will not need to sign for receipt of your delivery, but if you are out and the item is too large to post through your letterbox and/or a neighbour is not available to take delivery, Royal Mail will leave instructions with you in these circumstances, making it clear what action you need to take, via a red & white “Something for you” card.

Want to have your order delivered to a different address?

Perhaps you work, or would like your gifts sending direct to a friend or family member? No problem! Simply use the box provided at the checkout to confirm the details.

I always request a "Proof of Postage" document from the Post Office for each order sent out to customers and these are kept on file in case of a query.

For full details, please refer to the "How to shop/FAQS" section.



Can I return an unwanted item for a refund?

Yes, of course you can - and it`s simple and quick!

This is where the 30-DAY, "NO QUIBBLE" MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE comes in....

Simply notify me of your intentions within 30 days of your initial receipt of the goods. I will then agree with you what action to take, including the opportunity to exchange your unwanted product for another item. (Please use the contact us page to get in touch. This page also includes the address to send your "returns".)

FOR A REFUND, you will then need to return the good(s) promptly in an unused and resaleable condition. I will then provide a refund,(BUT NOT for the postage cost you have incurred in returning the good(s). The refund will be actioned via your original payment method.

In the case of EXCHANGES, a re-delivery charge at Royal Mail`s 2nd Class rate will apply. (Buyer pays the return postage.)

For full details, please refer to point 7. of the "How to shop/FAQS" section.

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