PargemDesigns

Wire wrap, gemstone pendants, rings and earrings

Ottawa, Ontario

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Pargem Designs

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Last updated on 20 Sep, 2021

The Shop is temporarily put "on hold".
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Pargem Designs

Andre Ruest

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Andre Ruest

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About PargemDesigns

Sales 235
On Etsy since 2019

Design and cut my gemstone material into wire wrap pendants using Sterling Silver and 14kt Gold Filled wire

My specialty is hand-crafted free-form gemstone cabochons that I mount in sterling silver or 14Kt gold filled wire to create pendants, rings and earrings. I have an in-depth knowledge of mineralogy as my field of study evolved from geology to gemmology, culminating in my obtaining a diploma from th e Gemmological Association of Great Britain as well as an honorary certification from the Canadian Gemmological Association.
In my previous business, I retailed and wholesaled minerals and gemstone jewelry and accessories across Canada since 1982. I also supplied artisans with loose gemstones and sterling silver or 14kt gold filled wire and also organized classes at my store in the art of wire wrapping. In 2004, I sold my business and this is when I devoted 100% of my spare time to my passion in creating hand-crafted free-form gemstone cabochons and wire wrapping. Since then, I have had the pleasure to cut and polish over 120 different gemstones. If you live in the Ottawa area, you may have seen my work at one of the local juried craft shows such as the Nepean Christmas Craft Show and the Originals Christmas Craft Show, as well as at the Ottawa Gem and Mineral Show. Since 1980s, I have also taken part in Esoteric Fairs as gemstones are claimed to possess beneficial health properties. For your interest, a card is enclosed with your gemstone purchase that briefly describes some of the healing properties thought to be attributed to that particular gemstone.

Shop members

  • Andre Ruest

    Owner, Designer, Maker

Production partners

  • Confidential Wholesale supplier

    Toronto, ON

    Distributer for the direct manufacturer of the product

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Last updated on 20 Aug, 2021
Frequently asked questions
WHAT TYPE OF WIRE DO YOU USE FOR YOUR JEWELRY?

The metal wires that I use come directly from the manufacturer: nickel-free sterling silver (.925) and 14kt gold-filled (14kt G.F./20) wire. Every piece that I create is stamped with the metal quality mark (925) or (14ktGF/20) as well as with a Registered Canadian Trademark.
This micro-stamp is usually found on the bail of the pendants.
14kt G.F./20 stands for 14kt gold-filled wire, 1/20 by part solid 14kt gold, or 0.0292 x current market price of gold.

All of my gemstone pendants and earrings are made using a minimum of three wires to better hold and protect the gemstone, which ensures that you are purchasing a quality piece of jewelry.

WHOLESALE PURCHASES

For retailers wishing to purchase in bulk at wholesale prices please contact us for details, Thank You

RETURN DETAILS

At Pargem Designs, we take care to securely package every item to avoid any damage. Should it happen that your order arrives damaged during shipping, please contact me immediately. We require that you to take a photo of the damaged item, for insurance purposes, to show the state of the item. Please return the damaged item back to us for a refund. You will be responsible for paying the shipping cost of the returned item.
Once an item is shipped, we cannot cancel an order. You will have to wait to receive the package in order to start the return process.

SHIPPING WITHIN CANADA

We deliver the parcels to the post within 2 business days. All items shipped within Canada include TRACKING, and it can take from 2 to 5 business days for delivery. The jewelry items will be placed in a gift box and zip lock bag, then packed inside a 9"x 6" bubble wrap shipping envelope. We use Expedited Post for most Canadian Delivery.
For quicker service, PLEASE contact me beforehand, so that I can give you the adjusted shipping cost prior to purchasing the item, and make the necessary adjustments.
Pargem Designs does not take responsibility FOR delays, lost, damaged or stolen parcels, or no deliverable address.

SHIPPING TO THE UNITED STATES

As above, we deliver the parcels to the post within 2 business days. All items include TRACKING, and take normally 9 business days for delivery. Due to Convid, it can take a little longer. The jewelry items will be placed in a gift box and zip lock bag, then packed inside a 9"x 6" bubble wrap shipping envelope.
For quicker service. PLEASE contact me beforehand, so that I can adjust the shipping cost.
A States taxes may apply depending where you live, and parcel could be delayed at customs. Pargem Designs does not take responsibility delays at customs, for lost, damaged or stolen parcels, or no deliverable address.

SHIPPING TO EUROPE including UNITED KINGDOM

Jewelry items with The flat rate of CA$ 12.50 include TRACKING and Insurance. Please contact me if you wish faster service. Item is shipped by Post, Small Packet International Air, with a delivery time of about Business 7-4 days.
Our Gemstone Trees do not include TRACKING or Insurance with the flat rate of CA$14.50.
To add Tracking and Insurance for the trees will require an additional CA$15.00.
We are not take responsibility for parcel loss or damage.
When a package is dispatched internationally, it may be subject to import taxes, customs duties, and/or fees imposed by the destination country. We are not responsible for these added fees or delays in the shipping.

SHIPPING INTERNATIONAL

Our jewelry items shipped International DO NOT include TRACKING or Insurance, with the flat rate of CA$17.50. Should you require special delivery arrangements, please contact us.
Please note that we reserve the right to charge additional shipping costs for tracked delivery on orders to countries which we deem to be high-risk, or to refuse to ship to any such destination, at our sole and absolute discretion. Please contact us before ordering an item, and we will be happy to answer your questions and enquiries.
Package dispatched internationally, may be subject to import taxes, customs duties, and/or fees imposed by the destination country. We are not responsible for these added fees or delays in the shipping.