I love making (and wearing!) jewelry that showcase stones in their natural, raw form - and Herkimer diamond quartz happens to be one of my favorites to work with.
It has taken me a while since I first started playing around with the idea, but I'm excited to finally be able to offer Herkimer diamond nose studs and tragus earrings in my shop!
I've previously made stacking rings and regular post earrings with these sparkly little beauties, but I needed to practice making durable claw settings that could withstand being pulled out of and pushed into Bioflex labret studs without losing their hold on the stone. My original four-prong design just wasn't secure enough for this.
The Herkimer diamonds that I'm using for my nose and tragus jewelry are so incredibly tiny, it's really hard to keep a good hold of them long enough to secure the prongs!
All that's left now is to sort the stones into two separate containers - one for nose rings (2-3mm) and one for tragus piercing studs (3.5-5mm).
My next raw gemstone project will be rough sapphire tragus studs - I have limited quantity of gorgeous deep blue 2-4mm stones that will look amazing as earrings!
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