Niobium hypoallergenic French Ear Wires, RAINBOW assortment 20 gauge, jewelry making, 6 pair

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Fabulous RAINBOW Assortment.
Add some creativity to your work - but not sensitivity.
Anodized (permanently elementally color-changed) Niobium wires won't rub off or significantly change color. Soft matte colors work with many pieces.

You will receive 6 pair (12 pieces), one pair each in the following colors:
Rosy pink - A soft pink color, interesting to use with rose gold or any pink crystals.
Gold Yellow - A soft yellow that works with gold pieces and is less expensive than real gold and even lower allergy for many. Doesn't tarnish, turn.
Green - Soft spring green, adds a pop for Emerald, jade, green stones
Teal - Blue green interesting color, works nicely with turquoise (imho)
Blue - A medium deep blue, use with sapphire, deep blues, or mix with silver.

I currently also have yellow niobium as a separate item, but don't have the other colors individually at this time.

Since these are anodized (an electrochemical process), not dyed or painted, there can be some variation between batches. So, if you need to match, keep in mind some of the deeper colors (like the teal and blue) might vary from one order to the next. The ones in the order you get will match.

The good news is that they colors don't rub off or typically fade, as the color is part of the metal, not just a surface coating.

Most people have heard of titanium, but here comes NIOBIUM, another inert metal that is excellent for jewelry making. What's the difference? Besides the actual elemental metal:

Niobium is available in anodized colors that are purer than titanium
Niobium is also nickel, lead, and cadmium free. Meets E.U. standards
Niobium is also hypoallergenic and non reactive. It is very corrosion resistant.
Niobium is a slightly thicker gauge (just a bit).
(Niobium is also more expensive than titanium....)
While most people also tolerate gold, it has alloys as well and can cause allergic reactions.

NOTHING is 100% non-allergy, but I have not heard of anyone having issues with niobium. Keep in mind, if someone's ears are currently irritated, nothing should be worn until they are fully healed - or check with doctor and/or piercer. Just the presence of something in an inflamed ear could be uncomfortable.

And, I haven't seen titanium in any of these fabulous colors. Featherweight, too.

Meets European Union Standards. Made in the U.S.
Nickel and Lead Free.

Loop opening is about 3mm. The best way to attach the wires is to use a jump ring or directly wire into earring. Over twisting of loop could cause it to snap.

The best end "fasteners" are simple plastic backs. Most people tolerate them very well.

Additional packs ship free.

I usually ship via USPS First class mail (domestic or international) with delivery confirmation.

PLEASE make sure the address on the order is complete and correct. I cannot always notice address changes and, according to policy, I am supposed to ship to the address listed. I really want you to get your stuff, so take a moment when you finalize your order to make sure the address on the order is current.

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SHIPPING TIME: I typically ship within 1-2 days of receipt (even on weekends and holidays ) unless this is a large custom order that takes me more time, in which case we will have discussed before its creation so you know exactly what to expect.
Shipping depends on the weight & size of product, as well as destination.

I want you to get your stuff!
I ship with Delivery confirmation, which will be considered proof of delivery. PLEASE be sure that your address is correct and complete, and that you can safely/securely receive USPS packages to your location. They do not have to ask you to sign, and depending on where you live, might leave the item next to your door or in an unlocked mailbox. If there is a doubt, I suggest you have a hold placed on the item and pick it up at the post office.

**PLEASE make sure the address you use to finalize your Etsy order is current, correct, & complete. I cannot always notice notes or convos, and am supposed to ship to the address given on the order. I will not pick up Emails regarding change of address. ***

US/DOMESTIC: Most of my items ship via USPS first class mail, with delivery tracking, which is provided for your information as well. You can track the progress of your package online using that number. Some heavier items may be shipped priority mail, which also has tracking. The delivery confirmation stands as proof of delivery of your package.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: As long as you are in a country to where I ship (which usually means where I can get insurance), I typically ship via USPS First class mail international. Please note that postage prices have greatly increased, and I obtain insurance as well. For some countries, there is now final delivery confirmation. This will stand as proof of delivery of your package. For an additional charge, I can also ship priority mail or another method. Keep in mind this can be quite expensive, even for lightweight parcels.
The buyer is responsible for use taxes or any customs fees. Contact me if you have any questions before purchasing. I must properly declare on customs forms, usually as "jewelry, costume". (For my leaves, this avoids custom's panic that a living plant is inside!).

TRANSIT TIME: for U.S. orders, this is usually 3-5 business days. Holidays may delay deliveries a bit...beyond my control. I am in Pennsylvania, so figure that East cost items will arrive in about 3-4 days, south and west items in 5 biz days.
If you really need something by a certain time, I suggest ordering 10 days in advance just in case there is a holiday, storm, etc. - stuff that can occur beyond our control.

For PRIORITY Mail: 2 days near me, 3 days rest of country (Florida, midwest, west, Alaska, Hawaii, etc.). EXPRESS MAIL: Overnight service to most places if I can get to the post office by 3 p.m.

INTERNATIONAL: 14-30 biz days, depending on country and customs. Lately, packages to Canada have arrived in about 10 days, Europe 14 days, Australia also about 14 days. That's just an estimate, and I suggest for something important to allow 30 days if you need it by a very special date.

PRIORITY MAIL INTERNATIONAL: 6-10 BUSINESS days for most countries (that I service). I also can offer UPS and other services, but we need to talk in advance as this is expensive and I want to make sure all is okay.


I accept Paypal (confirmed verified addresses), Etsy Direct Checkout, as well as Money order and checks. I normally ship within 1 business day from receipt of payment. Please note that Paypal usually requires me to ship to the registered name on the account, but you can always add another address PRIOR to shipment on to your Paypal Account. This is for both our protection.

I can usually ship to a different domestic address, but for large/expensive orders, let's make it safe for both of us.

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I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Additional return information
I want you to be happy with your purchase. I accept returns within 10 days, less the Shipping & Handling charges. Buyer is responsible for return shipping charges. Please drop me a note for RA information - and so I understand what you want or need. Used or worn merchandise is not returnable. All packaging must be included.

Custom orders are normally not returnable, as I have created the item just for you. However, if something needs tweaking - let's talk! I am a real person and care about my customers.

DAMAGE/LOSS: If there is damage or loss in transit, please report RIGHT AWAY - within two days if possible - so we can quickly assess the situation. Keep all the packaging in case the insurance company needs to verify.

I pack very well and have had minimal loss or damage over the years. I am sorry if this happens, let's fix it right away.

If a delivery confirmation is received, this is considered proof of delivery and if you have NOT gotten your package (a rarity), then it is your responsibility to contact your post office, since they had to scan the physical package in order to enter that confirmation.

Additional policies

I welcome custom orders, so let me know if you need something special.