Sometimes it's fun to design something exactly how you want it. Also, when you DIY you can use higher quality materials like sterling silver, gold filled, or solid gold if you like so it will last longer.
Here are just a few items I purchased recently to put together earrings and necklace.
I got these gorgeous milky opal pictured below, rose, and aqua!
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