Artulia

Artistic Design with a Modern Line

Chicago, Illinois · 7679 Sales

Artulia

Artistic Design with a Modern Line

Chicago, Illinois 7679 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Meaghan

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Art Jewelry

I attended Indiana University, Bloomington school of fine arts where I received a B.A. in Studio Art and Art History. It was in jewelry design that I found my true calling. My mother, an accomplished jewelry artist of 30 plus years, encouraged me to pursue my passion for jewelry. It was in her studio that I had the good fortune of taking one-on-one classes learning advanced jewelry & metalsmithing techniques. Soon after, I had found my own unique style and immediately fell in love with the whole process.

For the next several months I found myself immersed in the art studio creating jewelry & perfecting my techniques. Driven to turn my jewelry-making passion into a growing business, I decided to take a chance and form Artulia Jewelry. With the help of my husband, a web designer and photographer, and a loving and supporting family, I was able to devote all of my attention to designing and creating wearable art. It was my dream to start my own jewelry business. Artulia has been a dream come true!

Thanks for taking some time to learn a little about me. I hope you enjoy my work as much as I enjoy making each piece.

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Shop policies

Last updated on April 15, 2016
Jewelry making is a combination of my love for art with an appreciation for fine craftsmanship. I create artisan jewelry from precious metals and gemstones with a focus on original design and solid construction. All of my pieces are handcrafted from sterling silver with the occasional addition of brass and copper to add interest and contrast. My collections have grown to include custom bridal sets and one-of-a-kind pieces. My fulfillment comes from creating beautiful jewelry without sacrificing wear-ability, durability or comfort. All of my jewelry is fashioned to be worn, to last, and to be loved.

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept Direct Checkout with Etsy using credit cards or PayPal's Instant Payment method for purchases as it is the quickest payment option. Allowing for jewelry to be shipped immediately. If you are purchasing with PayPal, instant payment is required.

International Buyers Please Note:
Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges and are buyer’s responsibility. Please check with your country’s customs office to determine costs.
Shipping
I ship USPS- First Class Mail with Delivery Confirmation in the US. Domestic packages will have a tracking number.
All International shipments are sent via USPS International First Class mail. This service does not provide a tracking number or insurance. It does provide a Customs Declaration Number that can be used to locate a lost package. For international orders the buyer is responsible for any import duties, taxes or customs fees. Please check with your local customs office for costs.

If you prefer any other form of shipment or would like to add insurance, please contact me so we can adjust the cost.
*If you prefer Priority, Express, or Insurance please leave me a note in the "Message to seller" when you make your purchase and I will send you an invoice for the difference.

International Buyers Please Note:
Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges and are buyer’s responsibility. Please check with your country’s customs office to determine costs.
--INTERNATIONAL CUSTOM FEES - Your country may impose a custom tax, fee, levi or duties on you for importing an item into your country. You are responsible for knowing these fees as a buyer. It is important to research your customs laws before buying and importing goods into your country.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to be happy with your Artulia Jewelry Designs. I proudly stand behind the quality of my jewelry & guarantee your satisfaction. If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase you may return the item within 30 days of receiving it for a full refund or exchange (excludes custom orders). Additional shipping charges will apply.

Returns and/or exchanges can be made within 30 business days of the receipt of purchase by the buyer. Please contact me to discuss the return before sending it back. Return shipping fees for item will be the Buyer's responsibility. I recommend that any return made to me is done with a carrier that provides tracking information. In the event that a returned package is lost during the shipment back to me, I will not be able to refund you. Once I have received the item I will refund the purchase minus the shipping charges.

I am happy to exchange rings for a different size.

Items must also be returned in the same condition in which it was shipped.

In-stock Items: I will refund 100% of your purchase (less shipping costs) if the item is returned within 30 days from the date received.

Custom orders: since these items are custom made after a specific design or only fit a specific size they carry a limited return policy.
Additional policies and FAQs
Every piece is guaranteed to be handmade with the utmost care, quality materials and excellence in craftsmanship.

I gladly accept custom orders. There are no returns on custom orders.

One polishing cloth per customer (*only certain jewelry pieces include a polishing cloth as stated in each product description).

JEWELRY CLEANING & CARE

The most effective way to preserve your jewelry is by keeping it out of harm's way. We realize that it is virtually impossible to shield your jewelry from the daily hustle and bustle of life. After all, you are supposed to be able to relax and enjoy wearing your jewelry. But as the following points reveal, you can keep your jewelry beautiful just by limiting its exposure to certain conditions.

The trouble with lotions and potions:
Through our daily grooming rituals, we are frequently exposed to various chemicals may not harm us, but could be harmful to our jewelry. Hairspray, mousse, body lotion, moisturizer, perfume, make-up, shaving cream, and soap, just to name a few. These chemicals can leave a residue on jewelry, creating a dull film that is very difficult to remove. To prevent this buildup, remove your jewelry before bathing and grooming, and put it on right before you get on with your day. Think of your jewelry as the finishing touch. Once you see how infrequently you have to clean your jewelry, it's worth the extra step.
Jewelry does not work well with household chores:
Before you are about to clean the kitchen, assemble a bike, build your dream deck or do any other work around the house, make sure that you take off all your jewelry. Harsh, abrasive household cleaners can cause hard-to-remove build-up and leave dulling scratches. It is especially important that you remove all jewelry when working with power tools: chains, rings and earrings may get caught on a power tool and break or cause serious injury. (Be sure to follow all instructions when using such tools.)
WARNING! — chlorine bleach and jewelry don't mix:
Chlorine bleach may be able to save those dirty socks, but it can destroy your jewelry, especially silver. When silver is exposed to chlorine bleach, the chemical has an oxidizing effect on the metal, causing the metal to turn an unsightly black. In most cases, standard household jewelry cleaners cannot remove the blackened metal. A professional jeweler with the proper equipment might be able to help. To be safe, always remove your jewelry before working with chlorine bleach.

Although we use water to clean much of our jewelry, you should thoroughly dry your jewelry after exposure to water, especially before storing it in an enclosed space. Moisture fosters tarnish on silver and can weaken springs and clasps.

A sweltering sun or cold winter day will not harm your jewelry. However, it is a good idea to keep your jewelry away from extreme heat and cold. Some jewelry is more sensitive to heat than others. For example, extreme heat (comparable to the temperature of boiling water or very hot tap water) could damage jeweler's cement commonly used with cultured pearls. Moreover, a rapid increase in temperature could cause thermal shock, leading to fractures in some gemstones.

PROPER STORAGE:
The key to protecting your jewelry is not only in how you wear your jewelry, but also in it is stored.
When storing your jewelry, you should give each piece its own space. Metal can scratch or scuff other metal. Diamonds and other hard gemstones that come in contact with metal or each other can destroy luster, or cause more serious damage. For this reason, protect each piece by storing it in its own individual container or compartment. Or, if you prefer to keep all your jewelry together in one big jewelry box, place each individual piece in a pouch or a self-sealing plastic bag. (If you do use a plastic bag, make sure that the piece is completely dry before storing.)
For bracelets and necklaces, always fasten the clasp when storing. This will help prevent any tangling that might occur.

It is very important, especially for silver items, to thoroughly dry your jewelry before placing it in an enclosed space. Moisture fosters tarnish and can weaken springs and clasps. Moreover, certain gemstones are prone to suffer from water damage.


CLEANING JEWELRY:
When cleaning your jewelry, it is satisfying to watch your cherished items turn from dull and drab to shiny and bright. And it takes just a few easy steps to restore your jewelry's brilliance and luster. This section provides you with simple methods that will help you clean your jewelry as effectively and as safely as possible. Take note that certain methods are ideal for some jewelry, but can cause damage to others.

Materials:
A clean bowl
Lukewarm water
Mild dishwashing liquid or a mild jewelry cleaning solution
Fine mesh plastic or stainless steel strainer (for items with gemstones)
Very soft, clean, dry cloth (any dust or dirt on the cloth may scratch the piece)
Soft bristled toothbrush

If you are using a commercial jewelry cleaner, always follow the directions for that particular cleaning product. It is also very important to maintain the freshness of the cleaner by storing it in a tightly-sealed container. A stale or contaminated cleaner may be ineffective or even damage your jewelry. Check to see if your jewelry cleaner indicates a shelf-life or expiration date.

For older items with gemstones, check the setting(s) to make sure that the stone(s) is secure. Dirt and residue can fool you and act as a "cement," keeping the stone in place even if the setting has been rendered weak from wear. If this is the case, and the residue is removed when cleaning, the loose stone may fall out.
If working over or near a sink, plug the drain.

Cleaning:
If using a mild jewelry cleaning solution, pour the solution into a clean bowl. You can also make your own solution by combining lukewarm water and mild dishwashing liquid. (2 tablespoons of dishwashing liquid to 1 quart of water.)

For items with gemstones, place the piece in a strainer and sit the strainer on top of the bowl so that the solution comes through the strainer and completely surrounds the piece . (The strainer will catch any stones that might possibly fall out.) For other items, simply place the piece in the bowl.

Soak the item for 10 to 20 minutes. (It is important to soak the piece long enough to soften and loosen any residue and dirt.)
For items with gemstones, remove the strainer to a large towel and inspect your jewelry to make sure that all the stones are in place.
Thoroughly, but gently, brush the top, sides and bottom of the piece with a soft brush to remove the softened residue. For gemstones, you should also brush the underside of the stone. Use a toothpick to reach crevices and other hard-to-reach areas.
Rinse with clean water.

Thoroughly dry with a cloth that is soft, dry and clean. If you are to store the piece immediately after cleaning, you should leave the piece on a towel for an extended period of time to ensure that it is completely dry.
If all the residue has not been removed, repeat the above steps as needed.

More information

Last updated on Apr 17, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Sizing details

In order to determine your correct ring size I recommend having your finger measured at a jewelry store. Most local jewelry stores are happy to assist with ring sizing.

Custom and personalized orders

Custom Engraving is available on the inside of my wedding bands. I am happy to make most rings with Custom birthstones, please message me so we can discuss details.

What is your production time?

Production time for standard orders is 2-4 business days pre-shipment. This is the time required to hand-make and prepare your jewelry for shipment. In stock jewelry pieces ship within 1-2 days. Custom orders typically ship within one week.

Shipping timeframe

Standard First Class mail: Please expect 3-6 business days for transit and delivery within the United States.

Priority 2-3 day mail: Please expect 2-3 business days for transit and delivery within the US. (Please note this is an estimate and not a guarantee)

Express 1-2 day mail: Please expect 1-2 business days for transit and delivery within the US. (Please note this is an estimate and not a guarantee)

International orders with Standard First Class International mail please expect 2-4 weeks for transit and deliver via USPS.

Priority International 6-10 days: Please expect 6-10 business days for transit and delivery.