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Friday, April 22, 2022

Silver Cryptid Co Product Review

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Update: Silver Cryptid Co now offers clip-on earrings. When ordering, select "clip-on" under backing. This is a great addition to her shop and as a result, I have personally ordered three pairs of earrings for myself. They are comfortable, but like all clip-on earrings, require some getting used to. Long-term use will leave your ears slightly sore to the touch, but I managed to wear them for 8 hours straight with no ear pain until removing the earrings and even then it was only if I touched my ears. 

If I have said it once, I have said it a dozen times; I love supporting small businesses. It's a great way to keep money in the pockets of individuals instead of large corporations, and you know that what you spend helps feed a family. No more funding corporate welfare, am I right? Anyway, when Steph, a Latino earring designer and artist behind Silver Cryptid Co, reached out asking me if I would like to review her earrings, I couldn't pass up the opportunity.

I would like to preface this review by letting you know, dear reader, that I do not have my ears pierced. I know, I know. I do, however, have a large number of friends with their ears pierced, and upon Steph's approval, passed the earrings on to a friend who absolutely adores them. With that being said, the testimony to how they feel while wearing them is my friend's opinion. The design, construction, and packaging review is my own. So let's dive in!

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The package arrived while I was out of town last week in Savannah, so it was a wonderful surprise to find a small purply-blue package waiting for me on the kitchen table. The box is beautifully designed with the Silver Cryptid Co logo and design, so if you are looking to surprise someone in your home with a gift, you are going to want to make sure you get to this one first or send it to another family member. 

Inside, the contents were delicately packaged in ecologically-friendly packaging. Steph uses tissue paper and crumpled paper to secure her earrings and ensure they arrive in good condition. I know for many people packaging is an afterthought, but it's important to me that what I order produces as little non-recyclable waste as possible. I am an environmental science teacher after all. With that said, the packaging paper can be thrown into my compost pile or recycled with my plastics. It can also be reused to package other gifts or pieces given to my cats as a new toy. Yeah, Charlie loves bits of paper. The earrings, which were secured in tissue paper, came with a thank you card, sticker, and a small piece of selenite. The selenite is a wonderful touch and was not expected. I love receiving surprises, but by no means expect them as this expectation has led to small businesses unnecessarily stressing themselves to try and draw in customers by offering free items, such as crystal confetti. This is a harmful practice, especially when those extra gifts are not sustainably sourced. With that being said, I am happy to have an additional piece of selenite, packaged and sent with love.

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The earrings themselves, which were a total surprise, are absolutely stunning. I love the sun and cup design, an ode to the cups suit and the Sun card in tarot. The intricately cut triple moon on the cups adds an extra magical touch to already magical earrings. The brass cups are offset nicely by silver suns and rings above them. The color combination works well and makes them versatile enough to wear with just about anything. Tarot card t-shirts seem to be a hot item at the moment and these would match such attire perfectly. They are very well made, dangle beautifully, and are light, so your years don't feel weighed down after hours of wear. My friend wore these with her gauges and they fit perfectly. While stiff while attached to the card, the earrings flow nicely and do not get hung up on themselves while going about your daily life.

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Seph of Silver Cryptid Co has a large assortment of occult- and witch-inspired earrings, including such themes as cottage core, gothic, and mother nature. I love the universal planchette and Artemis mushroom earrings as well and know that you are likely to find something you or the witch in your life will love just as much. furthermore, all the earrings are fairly and reasonably priced and you would be helping support a Latino artist in the process.

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You can pick up your earrings online at Silver Cryptid Co and follow Steph on Instagram at @silvercryptidco. If you sign up for her newsletter, you can receive 15% off your next purchase!



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