Moody Stud Earrings
What is better than earrings that make a statement? Why, earrings that make two statements, of course! Add a playful touch of fickleness to your ear game with this pair of enameled disc stud earrings, one fearing a smiley, and the other featuring a sad face! If confusing people (jovially, of course) is your thing, this pair will definitely help you with that! Matching charm and ring available. From RIVA New York’s Expression Collection.
At the moment, our enamel stud earrings are made to order, so please allow up to two (2) weeks before your order is shipped. (But please welcome the surprise if we can get it to you faster than that!)
Also very important to note: if you order the sterling silver version of these stud earrings, or the gold vermeil version (which has a sterling silver base), the posts that will thread through your lobes will be made of white gold, to prevent allergic reactions to silver.
- Dimensions: Approximately 10.6mm
- Adds a cheeky, playful touch to your everyday style
- Made by New Yorkers using ethically sourced and recycled materials, so it’s a piece you can be proud of
Please note: this listing is for a pair (one smiley face stud earring and one sad face stud earring), so no need to adjust the quantity above to “2” before adding to cart! When you chose the default quantity of "1" you will get the pair.
Moody Stud Earrings
What is recycled gold? Is every 14K gold piece from RIVA New York made of recycled gold?
Recycled gold, sometimes referred to as reclaimed gold, is gold made from old jewelry (or gold bars or coins), and discarded electrical and electronic equipment. The gold is melted down, refined (and re-refined) until all impurities and metals are removed, and the gold goes back to its most pure form. Gold can be recycled with very little to no degradation, and so purchasing/owning jewelry made from recycled gold is a very smart and sustainable approach. Yes, every 14K gold piece from RIVA New York is made of 100% recycled gold. We purchase recycled gold from SCS-certified suppliers; we also recycle gold from old jewelry and jewelry scraps.
I am purchasing this item as a gift. Is there a way for me to include a personal note with the shipment?
By all means! Please reach out to us within 48 hours of placing the order to request for a personal note to be included in your order. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, include the exact note you would like us to write/include. We will then write the note on a card, and send to you (PDF or photo) for approval. If you would like to write the note yourself, we recommend having the order shipped to you first, and then we will include a blank card for you to write your personal note on; you would then be responsible for shipping your gift to the recipient.
How is gold vermeil different from gold plated?
Gold-plated jewelry uses a thin layer of gold, usually 0.5 microns thick; whereas gold vermeil uses gold plating that is at least 2.5 microns thick. Also, not all gold-plated jewelry sterling silver as the base material; gold vermeil jewelry requires a base material of sterling silver.
Good to Know
Made by New Yorkers
This piece is made with tender loving care by talented artisans in our Brooklyn, NY, facilities. A crew so diverse it reflects the melting pot of a city in which we operate—and who have more than 200 years of combined experience in jewelry making!
There's no middleman here, since your RIVA New York pieces literally beeline from our benches to your shipping box, so you can rest assured that you won't see insane markups from us. One of our goals for 2025 is to be more transparent with our costs!
We are a small business and, as such, it is easy and important for us to be intimate with our customers. We treat everyone like family, and that’s a promise! Feel free to contact us if you have questions or if you need help, and we’ll be there (not literally, but you get the drift)!
Let's Do Our Part
Why Recycled Materials?
RIVA New York makes this earring using recycled metals. Especially for the ethical consumer in you! By making a conscious decision to purchase and/or wear jewelry that is made from ethically sourced and recycled materials, you are showing respect and empathy not just towards artisans, but towards the planet, as well; and you are doing your part in putting a stop to illegal and/or child labor, unsafe working conditions and unfair labor practices. Click here to read up on RIVA New York’s commitment to ethical sourcing and recycling.
We See You, Shining!
Protect That Shine
As much as we love the look of sterling silver, it does have some pitfalls. Unfortunately, silver is known to tarnish from exposure to oxygen and moisture over time. And although tarnish can be avoided by cleaning, and removed by polishing, we at RIVA use a more proactive solution: rhodium plating! The chemical properties of rhodium make it ideal for adding a protective coat around silver pieces. The hard exterior makes your piece of silver jewelry piece more resistant to scratches or tarnishing, and adds a brighter shine! Click here to learn more about rhodium plating.