Eric Pearce on Jan 15, 2016
A uniquely beautiful necklace. Even more impressive than this custom jewelry is the outstanding customer service and attention to detail by Loella! By far the best experience on Esty I've had. I cannot compliment her enough!
Delectable designs to make you feel unique!
At the age of 9, I moved to New York City from my place of birth, the Dominican Republic. My father created jewelry before our family was reunited in NYC and he sent that jewelry to my mother in the Dominican Republic, where she would sell it to her friends and clients at her beauty salon. When I moved to NYC, I became interested in creating jewelry using the pliers and beads that my dad no longer was using. I also fell in love with gemstones after a trip to the American Natural History Museum, where I visited very often to see the permanent exhibitions at the minerals, and gems hall.
The love of beautiful gemstones paved the way to my love for unique jewelry that would fit my style and stood out from the rest. I began creating distinctive pieces of jewelry for myself and eventually started creating One-Of-A-Kind and limited edition designs for sale.
A few years ago, when I was planning my own wedding, I became interested in expanding my jewelry line to offer simple designs that would work well as gifts. This is how La Boda (The Wedding) Collection was born. To view this line, please visit: https://www.etsy.com/shop/LaBodaCollection
All the work you see in my shops is created from my home studio based in New Jersey.
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I love to create exquisite jewelry and helping my customers express themselves through my designs. I am a mom of two little bundles of energy and a wife to an amazing partner, who supports me on this crazy ride of running my own business.
Jewelry pieces are one of a kind, meaning there is only one of each. I can make a similar piece at a customer's request but not the same exact piece as I value my customers’ desire for individuality.
Your jewelry will be shipped one to two days after you place your order (and after your check clears, if you are paying by check). Rush orders can be arranged. Please e-mail me at Loella.medina [!at] gmail.com for rush orders.
Custom orders are shipped within a week, unless it is time sensitive. In this case, you are to tell me how soon you need your jewelry piece.
Please visit my Flickr page to check out Custom Order jewelry: http://www.flickr.com/photos/loellamedina/
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
- Other Method
If you are interested in purchasing any item in my shop that is over $100.00 I offer a 60 day layaway plan. Please contact me if you are interested and I can arrange a payment plan. I will reserve your item until you have completed payment.
Shipping is $3.00 via USPS First Class Mail in the continental US. If you would like expedited, overnight shipping, or international expedited shipping, please e-mail me at Loella.medina [!at] gmail.com
Refunds and Exchanges
Hopefully you will love your new jewelry, but if you do not, please send it back to me within 30 days for a full refund. Shipping is non-refundable nor included on returns.
I stand by my work and offer full guarantee that your jewelry has been made to last. I offer free repairs for any component that is faulty due to workmanship or materials. If you need a repair, please e-mail me at Loella.medina [!at] gmail.com
Additional policies and FAQs
The length of each necklace is listed along with the price and materials in the item descriptions. Earrings are measured from the ear wire. Almost all of the pieces can be made to the length that you would like. Please contact me with requests.
PACKAGING AND GIFT WRAPPING:
Your jewelry will come to you in an organza bag -Great for storage or gift giving.
Handcrafted jewelry by Loella Medina is made with the following materials:
Vermeil, high quality semi-precious and precious stones, freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystals, Cloisonné beads, Czech glass, coming soon 18K yellow gold.
Sterling Silver: Silver with a fineness of 925 parts per 1000 (92.5%) silver and 75 parts per thousand (7.5%) copper, which increases the silver's hardness.
Gold Filled Wire: Gold-filled wire is made by forming a tube of gold and filling the tube with a base metal, usually jeweler's brass. The gold is pressure and heat bonded to the inner core. The gold content is 5% or 1/20 of the total wire. Gold-filled wire for jewelry offers an affordable, durable choice at a much lower cost of solid gold. 14K gold filled wire is also called 14/20 gold filled wire. There is 100 times more gold in gold filled than in gold plate. A gold filled piece of jewelry with normal wear and care should last a lifetime.