SeraglioDesigns

Eclectic gemstone jewellery for a life less ordinary

Canberra, ACT · 198 Sales

SeraglioDesigns

Eclectic gemstone jewellery for a life less ordinary

Canberra, ACT 198 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Announcement   SeraglioDesigns offers a 30–90 day LayBy/LayAway plan for items of A$80.00 or more (excluding shipping cost). Customers may choose between a 30 Day (for items of A$80.00 or more), 60 Day (for A$150.00 or more), or 90 Day (for A$300.00 or more) LayBy/LayAway plan to better accommodate their shopping needs. SeraglioDesigns LayBy/LayAway plan allows you greater flexibility in payment as well as the ability to purchase some of my higher end items. I understand that it can be disappointing to miss out on something due to limited on-the-spot finances or cash-flow. More details my about LayBy/LayAway plan can be found under Shipping and Policies.

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IMPORTANT: Australia Post increased domestic parcel shipping costs at he start of October 2016. As with international charges, shipping costs applied before this time will remain the same. Only those items listed from October 2016 on will reflect the new prices. For international items, those listed before 18 April 2016 will retain the shipping applied in late 2013. All items listed from this date show increased postal charges
Unfortunately, postage costs to different international shipping zones are so varied that I am not yet able to offer flat shipping rates. I wish the situation were different, but I am offering the most economical rates I can. This means standard Airmail without tracking, so please be patient when it comes to delivery times.

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Just because your country may not be listed in the Shipping Costs, it does not mean that I don't post there. The costs are, in a sense, merely a guide: costs to Southeast Asia, for example, are the same as those to Singapore, while 'Everywhere Else' includes the Middle East and much (but not all) of Africa and South America. Please do convo me if you have any questions and we can always work it out. I have now added Indonesia, New Caledonia and Guam to the shipping list just to help clarify how Australian postage is priced, as our zones aren't the same as the US zones used by Etsy.

Otherwise, I do hope you enjoy browsing through my ever-changing and expanding range of gemstone jewellery designed with the discerning shopper and lover of 'real' jewellery in mind. My influences and interests are many and varied, so hopefully you'll find something amongst my treasures that you or a loved one might care to wear. Numbers of my creations incorporate gemstone and other beads and findings purchased from other lovely Etsy sellers. A collaboration of sorts therefore.

Be sure to LIKE my store page on Facebook (Seraglio Designs) to receive notification of all new additions to my store. I am also convo friendly so feel free to make requests. I am happy to accept commissions if you can't quite see what you are looking for.

Announcement

Last updated on 08 Jul, 2018

SeraglioDesigns offers a 30–90 day LayBy/LayAway plan for items of A$80.00 or more (excluding shipping cost). Customers may choose between a 30 Day (for items of A$80.00 or more), 60 Day (for A$150.00 or more), or 90 Day (for A$300.00 or more) LayBy/LayAway plan to better accommodate their shopping needs. SeraglioDesigns LayBy/LayAway plan allows you greater flexibility in payment as well as the ability to purchase some of my higher end items. I understand that it can be disappointing to miss out on something due to limited on-the-spot finances or cash-flow. More details my about LayBy/LayAway plan can be found under Shipping and Policies.

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IMPORTANT: Australia Post increased domestic parcel shipping costs at he start of October 2016. As with international charges, shipping costs applied before this time will remain the same. Only those items listed from October 2016 on will reflect the new prices. For international items, those listed before 18 April 2016 will retain the shipping applied in late 2013. All items listed from this date show increased postal charges
Unfortunately, postage costs to different international shipping zones are so varied that I am not yet able to offer flat shipping rates. I wish the situation were different, but I am offering the most economical rates I can. This means standard Airmail without tracking, so please be patient when it comes to delivery times.

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Just because your country may not be listed in the Shipping Costs, it does not mean that I don't post there. The costs are, in a sense, merely a guide: costs to Southeast Asia, for example, are the same as those to Singapore, while 'Everywhere Else' includes the Middle East and much (but not all) of Africa and South America. Please do convo me if you have any questions and we can always work it out. I have now added Indonesia, New Caledonia and Guam to the shipping list just to help clarify how Australian postage is priced, as our zones aren't the same as the US zones used by Etsy.

Otherwise, I do hope you enjoy browsing through my ever-changing and expanding range of gemstone jewellery designed with the discerning shopper and lover of 'real' jewellery in mind. My influences and interests are many and varied, so hopefully you'll find something amongst my treasures that you or a loved one might care to wear. Numbers of my creations incorporate gemstone and other beads and findings purchased from other lovely Etsy sellers. A collaboration of sorts therefore.

Be sure to LIKE my store page on Facebook (Seraglio Designs) to receive notification of all new additions to my store. I am also convo friendly so feel free to make requests. I am happy to accept commissions if you can't quite see what you are looking for.

Mandy Mottram

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About

Elegant and stylish jewellery for every occasion

Whether timelessly elegant and sophisticated, clean-lined and contemporary, or redolent of treasures unearthed from ancient tombs, Seraglio Designs jewellery collections are all the creation of Australian archaeologist and avid furniture restorer Dr. Mandy Mottram.

Seraglio Designs jewellery is handcrafted in Canberra, the Australian national capital, from an extensive and eclectic range of fine quality materials, including semi-precious and precious gemstones, freshwater pearls, ancient excavated glass from Afghanistan, antique African trade beads, and precious metal beads from Thailand and Bali.

With a background in Middle Eastern Archaeology, as well as long-standing interests in traditional crafts and craftsmanship, ethnic jewellery and furniture design, my jewellery is inspired equally by ancient cultures, the souqs and bazaars of the Middle East, and by mid-Twentieth century design.

The materials for my designs are sourced from around the world – from Australia, Africa, India, the Middle East, China, Afghanistan, Thailand, Bali, the United States – wherever there are beautiful beads to be had. A family pastime of gemstone fossicking and subsequent geology studies has also given me an interest in rare and unusual stones, so that while I am attracted to the strong geometric form and uniformity of machine-cut stone beads, which can show the inherent beauty of a stone, I love the surprise element and natural feel of free-form and rough-cut materials.

With my pieces I want people to feel as though they are wearing something precious, but which is still very much affordable.

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Shop policies

Last updated on 28 November, 2017
Welcome!
Thank-you for visiting my Etsy jewellery boutique. I hope you enjoy perusing my store and shopping for the baubles I have on offer here as much as I've enjoyed designing and making them.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
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 personalised orders
  • Items on sale
It is my sincerest wish that you are completely happy with your new piece of jewellery, so if there are any problems upon delivery please do contact me before leaving feedback. I will do my best to resolve any issues you might have. You are welcome to return any item within 14 days of receipt, for which I will issue a complete refund less postage costs.

Owing to the unique nature of many of my pieces, I am not able to offer refunds for a change of mind. Refunds will only be given in case of significant damage.

Exchanges can be arranged; however, note that all postage costs must be borne by the buyer and that a restocking fee will be charged for the item being exchanged
Payment
Payment is now possible either through Direct Checkout or with Paypal and is due at the time of purchase unless covered under Custom Orders or LayBy/LayAway. In each of these instances, 25% deposit required to initiate the purchase plan.

RESERVES
Reserved listings can only be held for a period of 1 week. If no payment has been made on an item, the reserve will be lifted and the item will be returned for sale. Only two items can be placed on reserve at one time.

CUSTOM ORDERS
Custom orders are always welcome. Custom order deposits are 25% of the quoted price, with full payment due upon completion of your order. Deposits on custom orders are not refundable. All efforts will be made to create the accessory of your dreams. I allow for changes a long the way. My goal is to make your custom piece exactly the way you would like it to be.

LAYBY/LAYAWAY
Customers may now choose between a 30 Day (for items of A$80.00 or more), 60 Day (for A$150.00 or more), or 90 Day (for A$300.00 or more) LayBy/LayAway plan.
To set up a LayBy/LayAway please contact me through the "Contact Store Owner" link provided in my Etsy shop. Let me know the exact Title, or Name, of the Item(s) you are interested in placing on LayBy/LayAway. Tell me how much time you need –30 days, 60days, or 90 days (items $300.00 or more). Items can always be paid off sooner than the plan requires!☺

Under the plan you can reserve one item or a combination of items totalling A$80.00 or more (excluding shipping cost). The item(s) will then be reserved for you for 30, 60 or 90 Days. They will appear in my store as RESERVED and with your name on them. A 25% deposit is required up-front and you may then pay as frequently as you like. After each payment I will update the listing(s) with a new Total Owing.

Should you neglect to complete payment by 5 days after the due date, you will forfeit all previous payments and the item(s) will be listed for resale. If you are having difficulties making payment, I am very open and reasonable so please just contact me regarding any problems or issues that arise. If more time is needed, do let me know and I will be happy to make alternative arrangements. Items will be shipped immediately after the last payment is received. Deposits are not refundable.
Shipping
I ship twice a week.

All items are packed in individual gift boxes or pouches as indicated and shipped via Australia Post. If you'd rather not receive this packaging, let me know and I can recalculate shipping costs for you.

Domestic shipping costs are for pre-paid Australia Post satchels, the smallest of which holds up to 500g and the medium up to 3kg. I will try my best to fit all your purchases into either of these. If postage turns out to be cheaper than estimated, I will always refund the excess shipping charge.

International shipping costs listed are for standard Airmail shipping only, the delivery time for which Australia Post calculates as taking 3–10 days to the metropolitan areas of major cities. This does not include time that an item may spend in customs or due to other postal delays. It is also rather an ambitious claim given that it usually takes that long for domestic deliveries, so it is probably not wise to expect your jewellery within a fortnight of postage.

Should you require extra insurance cover, please convo me and I can set up a separate listing for you. Extra cover for purchases over A$100 is available to most European and Asian/Pacific countries, as well as to South Africa, the USA and Canada, and is currently A$9.60. It is recommended that you consider this option for all large purchases. I cannot be held responsible for the loss of insured items. Where extra cover is not available, e.g., to Africa and the Middle East, I am able to offer a signature-on-delivery service at a cost of A$3.85. If postage to your country is not listed, please contact me and I can set up a listing for you.

I am also able to offer a Registered signature-on-delivery service or Tracked Postage to most countries for an additional sum of A$7. Again, please contact me if you require either of these as Etsy does not enable me to provide shipping variations in the pull-down menu.

Also, please be aware that my prices do not cover any local taxes that may be charged at your end.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you have any questions regarding any of the pieces, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Similarly, if you would like to commission a custom-made piece, please leave your contact details and I will get back to you to discuss your ideas and budget.

More information

Last updated on 20 Feb, 2018
Frequently asked questions

Care instructions

Dust, pollution and perfumes can all dull the surface of gemstone and gold vermeil and sterling silver jewellery. Seraglio Designs suggests that you take the time to properly store and care for your jewellery. We recommend that you store your jewellery in the special pouch or jewellery box provided with your order. You can also store your jewellery in any air-tight container. Proper storage helps to prevent scratching of stones and metal. It is best to keep jewellery away from extreme heat or moisture. Jewellery should always be removed prior to showering. Perfume or other cosmetics should be applied before putting on your jewellery. Never use chemical cleaners on vermeil jewellery. To clean, buff VERY gently with a soft, dry cloth only.