Our "Making a Difference" collection is based upon the starfish story. These pieces are dedicated to all those who are making a difference during these very trying times. It's a wonderful way to show your appreciation to someone whose made a difference to those you love.
Once upon a time, there was an old man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach every morning before he began his work. Early one morning, he was walking along the shore after a big storm had passed and found the vast beach littered with starfish as far as the eye could see, stretching in both directions.
Off in the distance, the old man noticed a small boy approaching. As the boy walked, he paused every so often and as he grew closer, the man could see that he was occasionally bending down to pick up an object and throw it into the sea. The boy came closer still and the man called out, “Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?”
The young boy paused, looked up, and replied “Throwing starfish into the ocean. The tide has washed them up onto the beach and they can’t return to the sea by themselves,” the youth replied. “When the sun gets high, they will die, unless I throw them back into the water.”
The old man replied, “But there must be tens of thousands of starfish on this beach. I’m afraid you won’t really be able to make much of a difference.”
adapted from The Star Thrower, by Loren Eiseley
Sterling Silver and/or 14K gold plated beads and charms
Shipping & Returns
Shipping & Returns
See our shipping and return policy.
Orders are processed Mon-Fri during normal business hours.
Orders are generally shipped in 2 Busines days after your order is processed and they normally take an additional 3 - 5 business days to arrive.
We want you to be happy! If you are not satisfied, for any reason, you may return your piece for a full refund, less shipping charges, as long as it is returned within 14 days of receipt. Item must be in original packaging and unworn.
You may return damaged or defective merchandise within 10 days of the original purchase date for a full refund minus shipping charges. We will also be glad to exchange the damaged merchandise for anything on our site of equal or lesser value.
One note, it is important to ship your piece back to us in a proper packaging. We can't make repairs to items that get damaged in the mail. We recommend that you use either a padded envelope or a small box with insulating foam.
Standard Length: 7 inches
If you need optional lengths or any other specifics. Please click CONTACT US on the bottom of this page and let us know the details.
Optional lengths: 6-1/2", 7-1/2", 8"
Standard Clasps: As shown
Variations contribute to the originality of each piece.
Assortment and availability will vary
The best way to keep your piece in top condition is to follow a few simple rules. First, never wear your jewelry in the shower, pool or hot tub as the chemicals can cause the finish to become dull over time. Second, let your skin dry thoroughly after applying any lotions or perfumes. The residue can get in between the beads and erode the shine. For the best results in keeping your piece clean, our recommendation is to use an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner. These can be purchased in a variety of places. Check with a jeweler for your local options. Finally, if you use liquid cleaner, use only a commercial jewelry cleaning solution. Just dip your piece quickly and polish with a polishing cloth.
It's the most wonderful time of the year!
The air is crisp, the decorations are up and the stress has begun! Let us help make gift giving easy. Check out our personalized pieces and our holiday collection.