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Tea in Boston Harbor Earrings

Tea in Boston Harbor Earrings

Regular price $46.00 USD
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Hoop Style

Throw boring style overboard with these Boston Tea Party-inspired earrings!

On December 16, 1773, a group of American colonists boarded three British ships, dumping 342 chests of tea into Boston Harbor. The destroyed tea belonged to the British East India Company, which had obtained a monopoly on tea importation that year. This monopoly forced colonists to accept and pay a British tax by selling tea at lower prices than untaxed tea from colonial merchants.

The Boston Tea Party demonstrated the colonists' resistance to taxation without representation, uniting them and fueling anti-British sentiment. 

This design takes inspiration from The Boston Tea Party, envisioning broken tea crates bobbing amidst the churning water of Boston harbor. It includes recycled gold and blue acrylic, maple veneer backing, and lightweight .925 sterling silver or 14k gold-filled hoops. 

This item is packaged in a beautiful black gift box with the original period imagery and historical information vetted by a museum curator. The box is perfect for gifting or storage!

Dimensions

Earring is approximately 4.4 cm high and weighs 4 grams (less than the weight of a nickel).

Care Instructions

Safely store jewelry in a box or pouch. It is best not to sleep, swim, exercise, or shower while wearing.

Remove jewelry before applying perfume, lotions, or hair products, as these may damage some materials.

Gently clean with a soft cloth.

Shipping & Returns

Shipping:

Orders ship in 2-3 days from our studio in Vermont. Depending on the US region, orders can take anywhere between 1-7 business days to be delivered. We will continue to find ways to reduce shipping costs and pass those savings on to you.

For wholesale orders and terms, please visit our wholesale page.

 

Returns:

Sometimes things happen and we would like to opportunity to set it right. Damaged items can be returned within 10 days of receipt (with the exception of sale items). Once we receive the returned item(s), we will issue a refund back to your credit card minus the cost of shipping. We do not refund shipping costs. 

To start the return process, please send an email to returns@dittohistorical.com along with an explanation and any photographs. 

If the outer carton is damaged, contact your local carrier for inspection and to file a claim. Always retain all packing materials, as the carrier will need to inspect them.

 

 

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