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Our larimar backdrop necklace with freshwater pearls is designed to compliment a backless wedding dress while adding something blue to your special day. The Dominican larimar stones are natural with a baby blue marbling color and we have simple drop earrings to add on if you like. The front is a double strand layered necklace and the back is made in a lariat style adorned with tiny white pearls.
- Available in your choice of 925 sterling silver, 14K gold filled, or 14K rose gold filled.
- The necklace shown is 26" with a 4" inch drop and the model is petite.
Larimar is found in the Dominican Republic. Deposits surface when crystallized minerals are pushed up through hot gases in volcanic chimneys or tubes. Often miners have to dig deep within these tubes to locate deposits. Sometimes the larimar can be found along the shore of the Caribbean where deposits are carried by the Bahoruco River.
Larimar varies in shades of blue ranging from a light blue to a deep sky blue sometimes with a greenish tinge of color. The colors are often in a marbling pattern mixed with white. The blue coloring comes from copper within the stone. Larimar stones are photosensitive and the color can begin to fade if exposed to strong sunlight and heat over a long period of time.
About Freshwater Pearls:
Pearls should be the last thing to put on and the first thing to take off when applying perfumes, makeup, and hairsprays. Always remove before showering and swimming in chlorinated pools.
Freshwater pearls are very sensitive to heat. Pearls should not be stored in airtight containers because this can cause the pearl to dry out. Pearls need to draw in moisture, so loosely wrapping in a soft cloth and placing in a slightly opened jewelry drawer is best.
Pearls can be cleaned very gently with warm water and a mild soap using a very soft cloth. Rinse well to remove any soap residue, and pat dry very gently. Never scrub a pearl or use ultrasonic cleaners.
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Measuring for a back necklace:
1) To measure for this backdrop style, cut a 28" piece of string and place the center of the string in front of your neck where you would like the shorter chain of the double strand necklace in the front to fall, keeping in mind the strands of chain hang 2 inches apart.
2) Bring both ends of the string around to the back, and then bring them together to form a V. Measure at 26" or 28" lengths to see where you would like the chain to be.
3) For the drop cut a 7 inch piece of string and measure at 4", 5", 6", or 7" to see where you would like the dop to fall.
4) It may be best to measure while wearing your outfit. If you prefer a different length just let us know.
You can always reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or click contact us.
Thank you for visiting our jewelry shop,
Linda and Joe
The front of the necklace is a double strand with the longer chain wire wrapped to the top pearl on both sides of the necklace. The shorter chain has 5 clusters of rice pearls with tiny beads (either sterling silver or gold filled).
The second chain comes down 2 inches longer with a larimar heart briolette and tiny beads on each side.
We continued wire wrapping the pearl and bead clusters from just above where the second chain attaches around to the back of the necklace.
The back is made in a lariat style with a tiny pearl dangling a larimar pear briolette for the drop.
Dominican larimar gemstones 8x8mm smooth heart briolette and 9x6mm-10x7mm smooth pear briolette
Freshwater rice pearls 5-6mm
14K gold filled, 14K rose gold filled, and 925 sterling silver:
1.2mm cable chain
2mm round beads
26G half hard round wire
5mm jump ring
20G french hook earwires
Welcome to Linda's Jewelry Shop! My son Joe and I are the owners of our jewelry shop in New Hampshire and we create handmade gemstone jewelry and gifts.
How it all began:
After 23 years of nursing I found myself needing to make a change in careers. I had always enjoyed creating things so I began jewelry making, and in 2014 I started Lindas Jewelry Shop. I loved working with all the different gemstones and metals and found the possibilities for designs were endless!
As things became quite busy, my sons Joe and Bill joined in and we formed our LLC family business in 2015. Since then Bill has moved on, and today Joe and I work together creating all our jewelry pieces. Joe is my go to when stones are hard to set and he has a great eye for design.
What we love about jewelry making:
We love working with natural gemstones and simple designs that bring out the beauty of the stone. There are always more gemstones to discover and more skills to learn in jewelry making. It is one of the remaining crafts that cannot be machine made or mass produced.
We would love to learn more metalsmith techniques next! It is such a rewarding feeling when someone purchases one of our jewelry pieces to give to someone special.
What are we working on now:
We just added dainty gemstone choker necklaces and we have more minimal styles coming with natural gemstones, including simple drops, dangle necklaces, and bar necklaces. Also working on our sister shop, Linda's Candle & Gift Shop with handmade gifts made with natural and organic ingredients.
What we are planning next:
We are will be adding more gifts and gift sets for the wedding party and other occasions and are creating some gift box ideas. We will be hand forging earwires and hoops soon and are working on some designs in sterling silver, gold, and rose gold filled.
Down the road we hope to do a few craft shows and gem shows and make some local connections. We are always adding new gemstones and designs to our collection.
Where can you find us?
You can find us here on our Goimagine marketplace shop:
And you can find us on the Etsy marketplace:
You can also find us at our website store:
Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions, or if you would like us to design something special just for you.
Thank you to all our customers for supporting our jewelry shop,
Linda and Joe
Welcome to Lindas Jewelry Shop. We have added some information and policies below. Please reach out to us at email@example.com if you have any questions or click contact maker.
Can I return or exchange my jewelry?
We want you to be happy with your jewelry purchase. If you would like to return or exchange an item, please email us at LindasJewelryShop@comcast.net to let us know.
For returns please notify us within 7 days and return the jewelry within 14 days. Items are to be returned in their original condition unworn and unused in the original box along with the items packaged with your order. The buyer assumes all return/exchange shipping costs.
Do you offer repairs?
Sometimes things happen, like pulling on an earring while combing your hair....or little ones that tug on a necklace chain. Please let us know if you need a repair. We do charge a fee to cover costs to replace missing or damaged items necessary for the repair. If we no longer carry the supplies to repair your jewelry (for instance we may be out of a particular gemstone), we will try to work with you to find a solution. Please return the entire jewelry piece, even broken pieces. The buyer assumes all return/exchange shipping costs.
Do you make custom orders?
We enjoy making custom orders and are happy to design something just for you. But because these items are customized for you and are not something we currently sell in our shop, we cannot take returns on these items.
This does include custom size ring settings because we order the setting specific to your requested size.
How long will it take to ship my order?
Currently we are shipping all orders in 1-3 business days and we are shipping from New Hampshire. We ship with USPS and offer First Class and Priority options. First Class shipping is free for all orders $35 and over. We do add tracking to all our packages.
Custom orders may take additional time. This usually occurs if we have to order certain supplies to make your custom order.
How long is it taking USPS to deliver?
First class takes 3-5 business days on average and Priority mail is taking 2-3 days. Unfortunately delivery delays can occur that are outside of our control.
What if I entered the wrong address?
Please always check the address you entered is correct before completing your purchase. If you entered an incorrect address please let us know as soon as possible so we can make the changes before shipping your item.
If the item ships to the wrong address, it can take quite some time to come back to us. We will notify you when the item comes back and send you a link to purchase another shipping label with the correct address. We are not responsible for items lost due to an incorrect address.
What if I ordered the wrong size?
Sometimes the fit just isn't quite right and you need your necklace or bracelet longer or shorter. Just let us know and we are happy to make adjustments for you. The buyer assumes all return/exchange shipping costs.
How can I make sure I'm ordering the right size?
- The size of each gemstone is provided in the item description section under "materials" or under the "how its made" section.
- We do offer different chain length options for most of our jewelry items. If you are looking for a different length just let us know.
- For measuring necklace chains, the best method is to cut a piece of string and wrap around from behind your neck, bringing both ends in front of you to see what length fits best.
- Our backdrop necklaces have instructions for measuring in the item description under "measuring for a backdrop necklace."
- For bracelets, you can cut a piece of string and measure around your wrist. We advise to allow a quarter to half inch extra for the bracelet to hang comfortably. Adjust the string to how you would like your bracelet to hang.
- If you are unsure of your ring size, any local jeweler can check your size for you (usually for free).
How do I return or exchange my jewelry?
With all returns please notify us first at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can place the jewelry in the box it came in, and place the box along with all packaging items in a bubble envelope. That will protect the jewelry during shipping. We always advise to add tracking to your package because we cannot be responsible for items lost with returns and exchanges, and tracking will help us locate the package
Where do I send it?
You can send it to
Linda and Joe Thibodeau
PO Box 343
Somersworth, NH 03878
We will send you a message when your order comes back.
How long will it take to issue my refund?
We issue refunds for jewelry items returned in their original condition within 1-3 business days.
My item arrived damaged. What do I do?
Please let us know right away if an item arrives damaged so we can make it right.
How do I care for my jewelry?
We do include jewelry care instructions with each order so you can enjoy a piece that lasts for many years. Please be sure to read about caring for your jewelry. Items that are damaged due to neglect of care, (for example: jewelry worn in chlorinated pools or cleaned with household chemicals, or items tarnished that were not stored properly), we cannot replace or repair.
Is our information kept private?
We never share any private information. We will only use your shipping and billing address and any contact information for the following:
To communicate with you about your order
To fulfill your order
For legal reasons (like paying taxes)