Announcement I have had a passion for jewelry since childhood. Gemstones, fossils, and precious metals have always fascinated me. I blend my love for geology and archaeology as I create each piece. I design my jewelry to highlight the beauty of the natural gemstones, fossils, and sterling silver that are showcased in my work. Wholesale and custom orders welcome! Each purchase will arrive in an organza bag with information on how to care for sterling silver and a polishing cloth. Free Domestic Shipping for items over $100!
I have had a passion for jewelry since childhood. Gemstones, fossils, and precious metals have always fascinated me. I blend my love for geology and archaeology as I create each piece. I design my jewelry to highlight the beauty of the natural gemstones, fossils, and sterling silver that are showcased in my work. Wholesale and custom orders welcome! Each purchase will arrive in an organza bag with information on how to care for sterling silver and a polishing cloth. Free Domestic Shipping for items over $100!
dandelion717 on May 24, 2016
Lovely and sturdy bracelet keeping me grounded!
Jewelry with an Archaeological Flair
To me, jewelry is a captivating medium. Because it is functional art it affects people in many ways at once. You see the jewelry piece itself, how it accentuates the beauty of the person wearing it, as well as the way it compliments what the person is wearing it with. I love that I get to make a statement when making the jewelry and its owner gets to carry that statement further by how they choose to wear it.
I began making jewelry in 1995. As I developed my style, I chose to work specifically with natural gemstones, fossils and precious metals. There has always been something very alluring about natural gems and fossils to me. Knowing that the gorgeous colors, patterns and textures they exhibit are created naturally fascinates me to this day. I choose to work primarily with sterling silver because it is the most reflective of the precious metals. My work is very stone centric but I love the contrast and little pops of light and sparkle that sterling silver offers.
If you walk away knowing only one thing about who I am as an artist, know that each piece I create comes from my heart. I have a deep passion for jewelry making and the materials I use. My collection is a reflection of who I am. I design each piece to reflect my bold, natural and archaeological style. My mission is to find the perfect balance between old and new, ancient and modern. It is my desire that every piece of my jewelry bring as much joy to the person wearing it as it brought me as I created it.
There was never a question in my mind that I would dedicate my life to art. I feel blessed to have a family who supported and encouraged that creativity from the beginning. As a child, I constantly had a sketchbook at my side or a paintbrush in my hand and I dreamed of being a fashion designer. However, it was when I discovered jewelry making that I knew I had found my niche. I have collected gems and fossils most of my life and have always been drawn to stories of ancient times. I ultimately found that jewelry design is the perfect way to express that fascination with geology and ancient history.
Nothing could ever replace the joy I feel when creating jewelry. I love what I do and designing new pieces for my collection is a delightful experience. Nearly all of my work is one of a kind so I literally get to start from scratch pretty much every time I sit down at my bench. I hand select most of my materials in person so that I can choose the best quality but also so that I can begin the design process in my mind before I even get to my studio.
My favorite way to design is to first choose the stone or fossil that will be the focal point and study it for a while. I pick out the colors, patterns, and textures that are found within it and I begin to pull together other materials that will draw those characteristics out of the focal piece. It really feels like I get to play with my favorite toys for a living. I feel very blessed to be able to dedicate my life to my passion.
I love both the creation process and the feeling of fulfillment when a customer purchases and cherishes one of my pieces. Passing on the excitement and enthusiasm I have for jewelry to my customers is something I hold dear. I truly believe that creativity is at its best when it is a shared experience. Making jewelry is a passion I know I will carry with me for the rest of my life.
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator
Blending her love for geology and archaeology, Alaina Burnett designs her sophisticated and bold jewelry to highlight the beauty of the natural gemstones, fossils and precious metals that are showcased in her work.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
• Free Domestic Delivery Confirmation (tracking) for every order!
• Free Domestic Shipping for items over $100!
• Free Domestic Shipping Insurance for items over $100!
• To United States: $6.95 (free when shipped with another item!)
• To Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom: $12.95 (free when shipped with another item!)
• To Everywhere Else: $16.95 (free when shipped with another item!)
Please allow 3 business days for shipment (custom orders may vary). Shipments within the United States are sent via US Postal Service Priority Mail with delivery confirmation. International orders are sent via US Postal Service First Class Mail (availability of delivery confirmation varies depending on the country the package is being sent to).
Expedited shipping is available for an additional cost (case by case basis).
International orders may be subject to duty and taxes. You will be responsible for any and all duty and taxes that are applicable. Insurance can be added to any international order for an additional fee. Email or send me an Etsy Conversation for further details.
Refunds and Exchanges
• Items may be returned for a refund of the item price minus a 10% restocking fee to cover all Etsy and PayPal costs. Shipping costs will not be refunded.
• Due to sanitary concerns, earrings cannot be returned for a refund. If you return a pair of earrings you will be given an in-store credit for 50% of the price that can be used online or in studio.
• Returns are accepted within 14 days of shipping date if the item is returned in the original condition and in the same (or sturdy) box. The buyer must pay return postage and insurance is required. Send me an email within the 14 days to let me know that the item is being returned. Along with the returned item include a copy of your purchase receipt.
Additional policies and FAQs
Pricing on this website is retail. If you are the owner or buyer of a gallery or retail business and are interested in selling my jewelry please contact me about wholesale pricing and policies or visit my official website, http://www.alainaburnett.com for details.