Elyse's Profile

About

My Story

As a child, I spent many summers at the shore with my family and friends. The beach and ocean provided a peaceful setting to be creative. My Aunt introduced me to my first seashells, so here at Etsy, I have a way of honoring her. The inspirations for my jewelry designs come from the beauty of the ocean and the beach. I hope that you will enjoy a connection to nature here in my shop.

Our Mission and Vision
At Gems By The Shore, we are devoted to using natural gifts from the sea and the earth. When handcrafting our necklaces, earrings and bracelets, we strive to be environmentally responsible. We take pride in our ethics and excellent customer service.

One of a Kind
We develop our designs with inspirations from our oceans and other natural settings…

Read more

  • Female
  • Joined October 19, 2008

Favorite materials

sterling silver, 14K gold filled or 14K gold plated, vermeil, abalone or other shells, natural gemstones, including jasper, turquoise, amethyst, carnelian, mookaite, freshwater pearls, artisan lampwork glass, Swarovski crystals

About

My Story

As a child, I spent many summers at the shore with my family and friends. The beach and ocean provided a peaceful setting to be creative. My Aunt introduced me to my first seashells, so here at Etsy, I have a way of honoring her. The inspirations for my jewelry designs come from the beauty of the ocean and the beach. I hope that you will enjoy a connection to nature here in my shop.

Our Mission and Vision
At Gems By The Shore, we are devoted to using natural gifts from the sea and the earth. When handcrafting our necklaces, earrings and bracelets, we strive to be environmentally responsible. We take pride in our ethics and excellent customer service.

One of a Kind
We develop our designs with inspirations from our oceans and other natural settings. You have probably seen how a simple change in color or accent component makes a design look so different. After making these changes, once again, we have a new, one of a kind jewelry item. If the listing does not say "one of a kind," you will know that we keep re-making the exact item due to popular demand.

Seasonal Items
We try to create jewelry that coordinates with the 2016 Pantone colors of each new season, for clothing and runway fashions and home decor. (Pantone are the color "gurus"; you may find them at Pantone.com.) Every design may be modified to fit a new fashion season with new color trends, as well as your own style preferences.

We may change our jewelry design by adding new seasonal colors or trending materials, or new accent beads or findings.

Ready to Ship
Some items are also labeled "ready to ship." This means that we ship your purchase in one to three days. This timeframe does not include the actual shipping time to you by the USPS.

Made to Order
We love to customize our designs and make our jewelry to meet your individual style and measurements. If you prefer a different gemstone, pearl or shell, or a different length or type of clasp, or 14K gold filled instead of sterling silver, please let us know by clicking on the "Contact" button on our Etsy page or type a note in the "Note to Seller" section when you make your purchase.

Custom Work
We love to create new styles and colors to match your personal jewelry preferences ~ ~ ~ tell us your requests and ideas. We are eager to hear your thoughts and opinions! That is how we get to know you... we keep your preferences and needs in mind when we create!

Precious Metals
We only use precious metals such as silver (solid sterling silver, .925, 92.5% argentium silver, or fine silver content of 95-99% in our Hill Tribe silver findings), copper and 14K gold-filled, plated or vermeil gold (18-24K gold over sterling silver). Any base metal or pewter rarely used in our designs are lead-free, such as Tierracast products.

Gemstones
We use genuine, semi-precious gemstones that have not been dyed. Turquoise used in our designs are either natural or stabilized for strength; we will tell you if it is either natural or stabilized.

Lampwork Glass
We are now enhancing our designs with artisan lampwork glass beads. These beads are made by hand using a lamp or torch with Italian glass (Venetian or Murano) and American glass (Double Helix). Borosilicate (boro) glass, which is known for its strength and clarity of color, may be used. We research world-wide to ensure that we purchase lampwork supplies from artisans who use lead-free glass.

Freshwater Pearls
We use genuine freshwater pearls that are naturally colored white, ivory, pinkish or lavender. Other genuine freshwater pearls in our designs that are not natural in color have been colored through a manufacturing process, such as an electromagnetic process which may have added color.

Safety
We follow guidelines established by the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission, especially important for children's jewelry. Jewelry sold on our Etsy site has not been worn by another person. Our studio environment is smoke-free and pet-free.

Made In the U.S.A.
We are proud to say that our jewelry is handmade in America!

Our Guarantee
All Gems By The Shore jewelry items are guaranteed to be enjoyed with normal wear. We use high-quality jewelry supplies to bring you a durable, long-lasting product. In the rare chance that an item needs to be repaired, Gems By The Shore is responsible for all repairs and shipping at no charge to you.

Shipping - We Ship Everywhere
* Within the United States, shipping is $3.00 with a tracking number.
* Complementary Tracing Number from United States Postal Service (USPS) for all items purchased at regular price (non-sale and non-clearance items).
* Arrives in a fabric pouch for storage or gift-giving. If you prefer a gift box, please tell us in the Notes to Seller when you make your purchase.

* For one item
- Within the United States, $3.00
- To Canada, $3.00
- To Everywhere Else, $5.00

* For more than one item shipped world-wide, there will be no additional costs (0.00) .

Shipping Upgrades: Priority Mail and Priority Express
Good News! If you would like us to ship your order using the U.S. Postal Service's "Priority Express Mail" (2 days) or the "Priority Mail" (1-3 days), you can now make that choice when you are completing the Checkout screen when purchasing.

Refunds, Exchanges and Credits
If you wish to return your jewelry purchase within 14 days in its original packaging, you will receive a full refund. If you prefer, we will exchange the item for another item in our shop, or give you a credit in our shop for future purchases. Your choice.

If you ship your return via the U.S. Post Office mail, we will reimburse you for the cost of your return shipping when we refund your money for the returned item.

Contact Us
We look forward to providing you with excellent customer service. Please contact us with questions or suggestions by clicking on the "Contact" button on our shop page in Etsy. You may also click on the "Ask a Question" button within the individual listing.

Thanks so much for visiting our shop at Etsy! We appreciate your business.

Regards,
Elyse




Unfollow username?

Are you sure you want to stop following this person?