Purple Sea Glass Pendant, Wire Wrapped with Copper Wire, Citrine Gemstone Beads, Lavender Beach Glass Jewelry, Purple and Gold

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Made in Bridgewater, Massachusetts

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Purple sea glass pendant, wired wrapped with pure copper wire, then decorated with tiny citrine gemstone beads which were wired on to a vintage earring piece for stability. I call the pendant "Sunspots" for the sunny color of the citrine, especially the faceted oval in the center. It is large for a piece of genuine beach glass, measuring 1 3/4" across, 1 1/2" high, and 1/4" thick. This glass was found on the coast of Maine, and was originally clear glass, explained below:

Throughout history manganese was used in high concentrations to intentionally give glass an amethyst to purple color. Used in small amounts manganese would provide just enough purple tint to the raw glass to counteract the green hue from the iron, resulting in clear glass. Early in the 20th Century other compounds gained popularity as clarifying agents as they were more effective in the mass-produced bottle making process. It was later observed that glass containing manganese began to change from clear to an amethyst color, most notably in the sunny Southwest. It was soon realized that the manganese, when exposed to the UV light from the sun, caused the amethyst tint. Glass left out in the sand or placed in windows in the southwest commonly resulted in this amethyst tint which led to this type of glass being called sun-colored amethyst or desert glass. The intensity of the amethyst tint was dependent on the amount of manganese used in the original glass mixture and how much exposure the object had to the sun. So the next time you discover a piece of sea glass with that sun-colored amethyst tint you will understand that the shard is not only very old but nature had more involvement in its creation beyond the usual conditioning and frosting associated with sea glass.

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JEWELRY ITEMS are fully guaranteed for 30 days for defects in workmanship and materials, excluding normal wear-and-tear or physical abuse such as dog's teeth, truck tires or hammers. I stand behind my craftsmanship, and I will always be open to discussion about any problems you may have. Items may be returned for a full refund of purchase price, excluding shipping cost within 30 days of receipt. A refund is given when the item is received back by me. Please pack and return the same way I sent the item to you, including packing, tracking and insurance, to protect you in your return - if the item is lost or damaged on it's way to me, I cannot refund. I will guarantee workmanship for the full 30 days, so if your product fails within that time frame, you will receive a full refund. I would ask for a photo of the damage. Problems after 30 days will be handled on a case-by-case basis. If you do not receive an item, please let me know as soon as possible after the normal, expected shipping time. Since all of my jewelry items are OOAK (one of a kind) I cannot exactly replace a missing item, but you may request a refund and purchase another item if you prefer. If you return a broken jewelry item made by me, I can probably restring or repair it and return it to you at no additional charge, as long as you return all the pieces.

VINTAGE ITEMS can be returned in the original condition when shipped to you for 30 days after receipt. Please package and mail the item back to me in the same way I sent it to you, including packing, tracking and insurance. When I receive the item back, you will receive a refund, minus shipping costs. If the item never makes it back to me, or arrives damaged by shipping, I will let you know, so you can file for an insurance refund for Non-Delivery or Item Damaged in Shipping.

If you need to cancel a sale, or receive a refund, please email me ASAP with the details of the situation, and we will work it out. If I have already mailed the item, and you need to cancel the sale, you may refuse the package and it will be returned to me by the USPS. As soon as the item is received back I will issue your refund, minus shipping cost.

If an item is returned for defects in the product, the original full shipping fee will be refunded once the item is received back. If I have determined that this is the case, I can send you a pre-paid return label to return the item. If the item is being returned for preference only, the original shipping fee will not be refunded, nor the return fee.

If any item is damaged in shipping, please send me a photo of the item and the packaging, so I can process a claim with the Post Office. As soon as I can verify the damage, I will send you a full refund including shipping charges. If it is something I can repair, I will pay for shipping to fix it and return it to you, if that is what you would prefer. Otherwise you do not need to return the item.

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Custom work can be negotiated with me before purchase. We will agree on the work you want, then draw up a contract which will protect both the seller's and the buyer's best interests. Payment in full is expected when you approve the work. If you have beads or findings that you would like incorporated into a piece of jewelry, I would be happy to do that. I love to use vintage parts in my jewelry, and I can use almost any item that you have to include in your finished product.