catbrier thorn earrings
catbrier thorn earrings
model wearing catbrier thorn earrings and sweater surrounded by sumac
model wearing gold catbrier thorn earrings, white pines in background
close up of catbrier thorn earring with model's ear and pine needles
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catbrier thorn earrings
catbrier thorn earrings

catbrier thorn earrings

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These glinting earrings are cast from a Catbrier thorn - a determined and tenacious climbing vine that forms dense thickets when left to its own devices.

NATURAL HISTORY

Smilax rotundifolia

Catbriers, also known as greenbriers, are a tenacious climbing vine that reaches out with tendrils to grow and spread into dense thickets when left to its own devices. The plant blooms with small yellow-green flowers in May and June. Although catbriers cause trouble for gardeners their berries feed black bears, bluebirds and sparrows and deer feed on their leaves.

Greenbriers take their name from the Greek myth of Crocus and Smilax. Crocus, a mortal man, fell in love with the nymph Smilax and was transformed into a flower and Smilax, the woodland nymph, was transformed into a brambly vine.

METAPHOR

Tenacity and love. The feeling of a summer morning before the heat arrives.

MATERIALS + DETAILS

thorn is approximately .47 x .12 inches | 12 x 3 mm

recycled sterling silver | recycled 14k yellow gold | recycled 14k rose gold

handmade sterling silver / 14k gold ear hooks come with silicone stoppers

sold individually or as a pair

Each and every piece of Thicket jewelry is carefully made by hand in Thicket's studio and production can take 1-2 weeks before your order is ready to ship.

For more information about the holiday 2023 production schedule and shipping recommendations click here!

Quality

Thicket jewelry is carefully made by hand, one piece at a time, by designer Rebecca Perea-Kane using traditional metalsmithing techniques. You can learn more about Rebecca and the process right here. Pieces are designed and crafted to be of heirloom quality.

Thicket will clean, re-oxidize and repair your Thicket jewelry at any point in its lifetime (which will be long!). Email hello@shopthicket.com or send a message if you have a piece in need of some love.

Care

Thicket jewelry is meant to be worn and loved but it's always advisable to remove jewelry before exercising, swimming and using harsh chemicals such as cleaning solutions. If you use your hands for work or for other pursuits like gardening or cooking, it's also a good idea to remove rings and bracelets. (And if the piece includes a set diamond you will definitely want to take it off for any activity where it may experience any impacts!)

You can clean your jewelry at home with a soft jewelry cloth or with a gentle soap and a soft toothbrush. If your piece includes oxidized sterling silver avoid vigorous polishing to preserve the darkened finish.

If your piece is set with a diamond it is important to regularly inspect it to be sure the diamond is secure and that there is no movement of the stone in the setting.

If you have any questions about the care of your jewelry get in touch!

Shipping

Orders are shipped via USPS and you will receive tracking information as soon as your order is on its way. Standard orders are shipped via USPS Ground Advantage, Expedited orders are shipped via USPS Priority, and Express orders are shipped via USPS Priority Express. Thicket cannot guarantee delivery by specific dates!

International orders are shipped via your choice of USPS First Class International or UPS Worldwide Saver Express.

Returns

We want you to love your Thicket jewelry! If you don't for any reason we offer returns or exchanges on orders purchased directly from Thicket within 30 days of purchase. You can return your product for store credit, a different product, or a refund to the original payment method. Thicket offers free return shipping for store credit and exchanges. The cost of return shipping for refunds to the original method of payment will be deducted from your refund. Please note that returns and exchanges are not available for custom work and gift cards.

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josh sgouris
Perfect gift!

Got a pair for my partner and she loves them! Very high quality and they go well with any outfit!

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MBK
Gift that she loved!

I gave these catbrier thorn earrings to my sister-in-law. She said she'd been eyeing Thicket jewelry for awhile and was so excited to see the packaging, which itself is crafted carefully and beautifully. My sister-in-law loved the petite dangling silver thorns; she intends to wear them often!

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Mary
Dainty and perfect

My husband bought these for me after I found your jewelry out of the blue and pointed out how much I liked them. I have a love of simple and timeless jewelry, and these earrings caught my attention. They are dainty but I feel they make a big statement. They are light and the perfect minimal earrings you can wear daily. I love supporting small businesses especially when the love shines through in what you do!

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Elizabeth Johnson
Simple and stunning

I was overjoyed to receive such beautiful earrings. They are delicate but stand out and easily can be everyday earrings. I haven't taken them off yet! And the entire ordering and delivery experience was a breeze.

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Jennifer Keen
Tiny Thorns as a Reminder...

I love the beautiful delicacy of Thickets nature inspired jewelry. These tiny thorns remind me that beauty can be the result of growth through painful things and what we view as painful is at times a blessing. These earrings are delicate and subtlety fierce. Thank you for making beautiful jewelry Becca with great meaning.