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Maggie's Jewelry brings you the highest quality gemstone jewelry at affordable prices. I use natural stones with the least amount of "fussing with" as possible, which means, except for my love-affair with candy jade, I don't purchase anything altered by dye. Heat yes, dye, nope. I can't help the heating, it happens before I can get to any of the gemstones.

Well, except pearls that are colored, (that's dye in the water when the pearls are being made) but I can't help that, they are just so shiny and luxurious.

I also use only the highest quality 14k gold filled and sterling silver -- this is not only because I want my designs to be heirloom quality, but also since I am allergic to anything else.

The story of my store begins about 10 years ago. I had three children under 4, was a full time college student after…

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  • Female
  • Born on December 3
  • Joined September 8, 2009

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All natural stones, pearls, sterling silver and gold filled

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About

Maggie's Jewelry brings you the highest quality gemstone jewelry at affordable prices. I use natural stones with the least amount of "fussing with" as possible, which means, except for my love-affair with candy jade, I don't purchase anything altered by dye. Heat yes, dye, nope. I can't help the heating, it happens before I can get to any of the gemstones.

Well, except pearls that are colored, (that's dye in the water when the pearls are being made) but I can't help that, they are just so shiny and luxurious.

I also use only the highest quality 14k gold filled and sterling silver -- this is not only because I want my designs to be heirloom quality, but also since I am allergic to anything else.

The story of my store begins about 10 years ago. I had three children under 4, was a full time college student after spending 6 years in the Army, my husband was deployed and I had pneumonia.

I know what you're thinking -- why is she telling me this? Well, the pneumonia is key, see without it, I would not have been staying down at my mother's house (so she could care for the three kids) and she would not have been able to convince me to go to a local beading/jewelry design shop in order to "get things to occupy the kids while you rest up."

Several days later, I awoke to discover that I was now the owner of dozens of strands of beads, sterling silver and gold filled findings, and an enormous credit card bill. Oh, and a little girl obsessed with mommy making her "Tiaras" that she wore everywhere.

Maggie's Jewelry was born, on that winter's day, through my cup of theraflu, and wondering how my mother convinced me to do such a thing.

I have not looked back since, and Mom still accompanies me to gem and jewelry shows across the country to look for the highest quality stones that we can bring to market in classic, elegant styles that will last a lifetime. Or Three.

I want the jewels that will ultimately wind up around your neck, or on your ears to be something you can proudly hand down -- but I don't want you to shell out a lot of money to make that happen.

Everything I ship is sent in a gift bag, unless you want it gift wrapped in a box, in which case, convo me, and I will arrange it. Also, if you want a hand-written note, that is most easily accommodated as well.

To my fellow Etsians: I am open to trade, if you see something you like, convo me and perhaps we can strike a deal.

To Find out more about me and my creations, you can visit the following as well:

http://maggiesjewelry.wordpress.com
http://www.facebook.com/maggiesjewelry
http://twitter.com/maggieshartel

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