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all pieces are handmade and unique - stoning patterns may vary from those shown
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Our perennial CALIFORNIA has been reborn! If you've always loved this classic design, but found it a little on the...
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- 3-5/8″ long
- 1-3/8″ wide
- Roughly 3-1/4″ below the earlobe
- NOTE: We recommend this earring for CLIP
- Hypo-allergenic surgical steel posts or padded comfort clips
- Palladium plating
- 14k and Rose & Yellow Gold by special order
- Standard back (no stones) or solid color pavé backs
- Lead & nickel free
- Made with love in Texas
- Shipped in our signature padded logo gift box
- Shipped in our signature padded logo gift box
While all Stefanie Somers jewelry is famously sturdy and long-lived, it is crystal, and therefore somewhat delicate by nature. With a few simple precautions, your SSC jewelry will last many, many years, perhaps even a lifetime:
- Do not throw or drop jewelry onto hard surfaces.
- Avoid direct contact with sprays and liquids—hairspray, perfume, etc.
- Hairspray first, earrings last. Every time.
- Remove your jewelry while showering, swimming or working out.
- Do not place directly in water for an extended period of time, and only when necessary.
- Never use chemical cleaners or polishes; gentle cleansers like clear or white dish soap work well if needed.
- Clean and polish with a soft, dry cloth (we like old t-shirts).
- Store jewelry in its original box or other safe container.
- Keep jewelry – including earrings – separated from each other to avoid scratching.
- Never pull or yank on drop earrings; remove gently by the top of the earring - including taking them out of the box.
- Clean gently with lukewarm water and a soft bristle brush (we like a soft toothbrush) to loosen embedded dirt and dust.
To see our complete page on Jewelry Care, click here.
Each piece of jewelry from Stefanie Somers is covered by a Limited Lifetime Warranty, subject to certain restrictions.
Stefanie Somers jewelry is handcrafted so there will be variations from piece to piece. These do not reflect product flaws, but rather make each piece a unique work of art.
Should your jewelry exhibit damage upon receipt due to defects in workmanship, the item will be repaired and if needed, replaced. Repairs resulting from normal wear and tear will be charged accordingly. By treating your SSC jewelry with the utmost love and care, you will be able to enjoy it for many years to come.
SHIPPING & DELIVERY
Most items from our Ready to Wear Collections are shipped within 5-10 days of order. Because we craft each piece specifically to your order, please allow us the needed time to make sure your jewelry as perfect as possible.
From time to time, we may be out of stock on specific crystals, especially if you have requested a custom colorway or palette change. We will always let you know at the time of order if we expect any delays. If you have an in-hand or event date that you're concerned about, please let s know and we'll do everything in our power to make sure you receive your order on time.
FedEx ground shipping is included on all orders over $125 shipping to addresses within the USA at no additional charge. Expedited shipping (2-Day and Overnight Service) is available at carrier rates upon request at checkout. Smaller orders ship FedEx ground for $9.99.
Please understand that once your order leaves us, we cannot change the shipping method, nor are we responsible for any delays created by the carrier.
International shipping is available and is quoted on an individual basis. Please contact us.
RETURNS & EXCHANGES
Due to the nature of special occasion, we are only able to accept returns within a limited timeframe. We will accept returns and exchanges of unused, undamaged merchandise for a full refund if we are notified of your desire to return within 2 days after receipt. Packages must be in the carrier stream within 3 days and must be delivered back to us with 10 business days of your original receipt. Return and exchanges are subject to certain guidelines.
Please click here to read our complete Returns policy.
More about this design...
Our perennial CALIFORNIA has been reborn! If you've always loved this classic design, but found it a little on the heavy side, it's the perfect time to revisit this beautiful fave. Now less than half the original weight, and so much more comfortable - hand cut and polished, easy to wear all night long!
Based on our Couture design for Carrie Prejean, Miss California USA 2009 and 1st RU to Miss USA, our CALIFORNIA crystal hoop earrings are sized for easy wear and maximum impact. Available in our comfort clip (suggested) or surgical steel posts, CALIFORNIA takes most colors, palettes and colorways beautifully. The ultimate crystal hoop earrings, often imitated, but never equaled.
Perfectly sized at 3-5/8’ long (a touch over 3” below the ear), dense, handset crystals make for a knockout of sparkle in a just-right package.
Crafted to your order, please allow us up to 10 days to create your pair depending on the time of year.
Don't see the color you need? Give us a shout and we'll see if it's possible.
Carrie's original Couture earrings are also available if you require something truly unique. Contact us for details.
CALIFORNIA | Collection, our sparkling Ready to Wear take on the original. Perfect for onstage and evening.
Image courtesy @ConstablePhotography
Carrie Prejean sparkling at the Miss USA 2009 pageant. Carrie’s earrings are the original Couture design, CARRIE Couture, sized at close to 5″.
Images courtesy HO/The Miss Universe Organization
* Rhodium plating available by special order only at current metal market rates *
It's simple. There's Stefanie Somers. Then there's everyone else.
- Darien, CT
The design, the quality, the colors… I’ll never wear anything else. #obsessed
- Dallas, TX
These earrings truly completed my look! I felt so beautiful and confident!
Thank you for everything!! You are so amazing at what you do!
- Boston, MA
How do you do it? Everything is always so perfect!
- Bixby, OK
Girl, I owe you an apology. We've bought a lot of your pieces over the years, and adored every single one - but I have to admit, I secretly thought they were a little over-priced. Well, last week, I decided I was going to stone myself an iPhone case. After spending literally hours and hours (and hours..) , and several hundred dollars of (now wrecked and gluey crystals) I can honestly say you really need to raise those prices. I have no idea how you and your team do what you do with those teeny little critters. All this crafty gal could do was make a mess. Please accept my apology for every unvoiced thought I ever thought. You deserve every cent you charge! (and then some....)
- Phoenix, AZ
You have been my secret weapon for my entire pageant career.
I always feel perfectly finished when I walk onto that stage wearing my Stefanie Somers.
- Grand Rapids, MI
I bought a couple of pairs of custom earrings from a company that a friend told me was "just as good as SSC" for my first pageant. They looked okay, and they matched my gown, so off I went to my first big adventure. When I got there, a store had this big set-up of your jewelry. Well... I found out real fast that "just as good" isn't even close. I gave those earrings away and bought new ones and I am so, so happy you were there. I might never have known what truly good pageant jewelry looks like if I hadn't seen it for myself. Thank you for doing what you do. Count me a client for life.
- Santa Fe, NM
I wish everyone's customer service was as fantastic as SSC's.
Every call and email makes me feel like I matter!
- Montpelier, VT
I was so nervous ordering, but you made it so easy - and my gorgeous earrings are beyond perfect.
I literally screamed when I opened the box. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! I will never - EVER - wear anything else!
- Vestavia Hills, AL
I cannot imagine walking onto that Miss USA stage wearing anything besides SSC
- Miami, FL
I couldn’t afford Stefanie Somers for my first pageant, but my mom found a pair on a resale site that were perfect. I was scared to wear “used” but when I got them I couldn’t believe how amazing they were - I’ve never even had new earrings that looked so gorgeous! Now I won't wear anything else - #SSCSpoiled
- Madison, MS
I didn't understand what all the fuss was about some earrings. But then I showed up to my first pageant with some el-cheapo things I'd bought somewhere else. SMH. I'll never do that again! There I was in this gorgeous gown and these earrings were just molting. But I could pick out "the good stuff" from a mile away when the lights hit it!
It was all SSC.
- Carmel, IN
No one accents a gown like Stefanie.
- Austin, TX
I just wanted to let you know.... over 20 years ago you made me the most amazing earrings for a pageant. Last week my daughter wore them for her first one. They sparkled as much for her as they did for me. Thank you for making it possible for me to have this connection with her that I never thought possible, and for making beautiful, quality works of art that truly do last a lifetime. In a throwaway world you are a treasure, and I am so blessed to know you.
- Kenwood, MN
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