NYC Street Dirt Earrings

$20.00+



The perfect souvenir of your recent NYC trip. Perfect for homesick New Yorkers. Perfect for you.

These earrings are made from genuine New York City street dirt- the dirty kind of dirt- set in sterling silver. Completely handmade and totally waterproof- your dirt jewelry will not turn to mud!

I first started creating dirt jewelry after completion of an extensive diamond setting class in midtown Manhattan. As I sat diamondlessly at my jewelers bench, I looked out my window for inspiration. Trying not to stare directly at the lady across the street doing dishes, I noticed the fluttering leaves of the potted ivy plant on my fire escape. I looked at the mound of dirt at its base and felt a little sorry for it. Why shouldn't dirt get a little time in the spotlight?

Now I get my dirt from the street. I walk around the city with my little sister, and we scoop up dirty dirt (wearing rubber gloves) and put it in little baggies to bring back to the Saru Star studio.

Available in extra small, small, and medium (as shown in the first picture).

Custom dirt orders welcome, please convo me for more info.

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1-2 weeks

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

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Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

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  • To fulfill your order
  • For legal reasons (like paying taxes)

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