ArzuKiwanDesigns

Handcrafted Oriental & Contemporary Gemstone Jewelry

80 Sales

ArzuKiwanDesigns

Handcrafted Oriental & Contemporary Gemstone Jewelry

80 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Inspired by the Ottoman Heritage and infusing it with the vibes and colours of Dubai's melting pot, Arzu Kiwan Designs produces unique handcrafted jewellery where each piece is an individual and exclusive creation. Classic or modern, simple or statement- the collections are an array of creations suitable for all styles and occasions.Sure to turn heads.

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Inspired by the Ottoman Heritage and infusing it with the vibes and colours of Dubai's melting pot, Arzu Kiwan Designs produces unique handcrafted jewellery where each piece is an individual and exclusive creation. Classic or modern, simple or statement- the collections are an array of creations suitable for all styles and occasions.Sure to turn heads.

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Janet Carr

Janet Carr on Oct 25, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

This ring is absolutely stunning - I have received so many compliments on it and I just don't want to wear any other rings but this one. Extremely good price, well packaged and a stunning free bracelet as well. I am a repeat buyer and will continue to buy from this seller.

Anonymous on Jul 16, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Amazing seller! Beautiful items and she even gave me a nice gift as a thank you! I will definitely shop with her again!

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About

My most precious Jewels : My family & Handcraft

I am a Turkish Jewelry designer living in Dubai, United Arab Emirates for the last 11 years.
I was born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey. Soon after i completed my bachelor's degree on Public Relations , i got married to my second half, my life companion and father of my two beautiful daughters. He had been living in dubai for years for work and i had to leave my most beloved hometown, Istanbul- the city of history, heritage, colors, culture, most delicious food!!

Dubai is a melting pot of so many nationalities and cultures. Thanks to our most open-minded and welcoming host- Emiratis, everybody feels and lives like at home. Benefits of living in Dubai is countless: sunshine all year round, being exposed to so many cultures , traditions, languages, cuisines...

I studied Montessori method of teaching 2 to 8 years olds and worked as a teacher in a montessori school until i was expecting my first baby. It was a great experience working with so many different nationality kids.We did a looooooot of art work together :)

During my pregnancy i did Wilton Cake decoration course and soon after my first baby was able to sit by her self :), i started baking and decorating boutique style celebration cakes for special orders like birthdays , wedding anniversaries, farewell gatherings, baby showers and many more.. it was quite tiring but the idea of making someone's special day even more memorable with my handcraft was just wonderful! Huge smiles on the face of the people when they come to pick up their cakes:))

Unfortunately when i started to drive my daughter to nursery, i had limited time in the mornings to work on cakes and no time at all when she was super active in the house in the afternoon back from school. Once again it was time to adjust my home based hobby business to my changing lifestyle!!

I came across jewelry making workshops in dubai and i absolutely fell in love with it. Playing with colors had always been my favorite from the oil painting class days back in high school to decorating celebration cakes!! But this time with one difference.. whatever i was handcrafting was staying for a loooong time.. A piece of jewelry that you put all your inspiration, good energy and handcraft in, is making another person feel chic, good looking and confident!! How more rewarding can your job be?

Now i have two beautiful daughters in our family. one 5 years old and the other yet 20 months old ... yes at times , it gets challenging trying to keep small beads and stones away from my little baby.. gets challenging to manage your time to get back to customers, shipping on time when both of your kids get sick with high fevers at home.. gets challenging to actually find time to finish a piece you just designed in your mind:)) But this is what's energizing me everyday when i wake up.. designing with so many colors and handcrafting..
And lets not forget that with us three ladies in the house, femininity is aaall around !!

I try to not repeat any design i have done before so that once you purchase an item, it is unique and you are the sole person who owns it.

I supply most of my very ottoman - turkish pendants from my hometown Istanbul and my stones from all around the world through etsy.

I have been designing and crafting jewelery for last 3,5 years now and most of my collections get sold to my regular customers locally in Dubai. So not all of them are getting the chance to be posted on etsy. Therefore you can check the complete collection on www.facebook.com/arzukiwandesigns
I also recently opened another shop only for my minimalist collection under the nicknames of my two daughters: Lulu & Didi
you can find it on www.etsy.com/shops/luludidi

I am so happy to be an etsy member!! It keeps you inspired coming across each day to creative minds and energies of so many shop owners from all around the world.

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    Inspired by the Ottoman Heritage and infusing it with the vibes and colours of Dubai's melting pot, Arzu Kiwan Designs produces unique handcrafted jewellery where each piece is an individual and exclusive creation. Classic or modern, simple or statem

Shop policies

Last updated on October 18, 2013
Welcome to Arzu Kiwan Designs.
Each design is unique and individual. I do not repeat any design so when you purchase it, you are the only one who is wearing it:)
This is why i do not take custom orders to repeat any sold item.

I am very happy to be an etsy member... actually to be an " Etsian" !
I love being part of such a positive and creative artisan community. You can check out many other designer & artisan's shops on my favourites link.
I work in a non- smoking and pet free environment.
I am turkish living in Dubai , United Arab Emirates , where we are so lucky to have sunshine almost all through the year. Maybe this is why most of my creations are so vibrant and look like summer designs. They will surely add so much warmth & cheer & life to your winter wardrobes:)
I source most of my pendants, charms etc from my hometown: Istanbul. You can see lots of orientalism in my designs. But I still infuse them with contemporary touches so that they suit all tastes & ages from all over the world. We celebrate here in Dubai all celebrations and occasions like Eid,Christmas,Diwali etc.. so I would be inspired by colours of all :)

Accepted payment methods

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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
Payment
I accept Paypal at Etsy checkout only. If you do not have a paypal account, at the Etsy checkout click on " Check out with Paypal", enter your Etsy account details and you will be redirected to log into Paypal. See the link at the lower right part of the screen "Don't have a Palpal account? Pay with your debit card or credit card as a Paypal guest".
The items will be shipped once I have the payment confirmed at my PayPal account.
Shipping
I ship all items by UAE's official postal service Emirates Post via Registered Airmail with a tracking number and no insurance." Registered" is more like a mailing receipt here. Once the package arrives into the destination's country , their own postal service is responsible for tracking information.The tracking number shows only until dispatch of packaging from UAE.
By registered mail, your local postal service should only deliver upon your signature.They would not drop your package into your mailbox. If they do not find you at your given address at their initial delivery attempt, they would leave a " notice" for you to go with it to your local post office and collect yourself. The packages that are not collected, usually come back to my mailing address after like 2-3 months time.

- Zone 1 ( Europe Including UK)
Shipments via regular postal service arrive usually in around 10 calender days.

- Zone 2 ( United States, Canada , Australia)
Shipments via regular postal service will arrive usually in around 20-30 calender days.Please note that shipments to USA and Australia may at times that longer time than a month period due to strict customs control in their own borders.

- Other Countries
Like Zone 2


Please Note !! Arzu KiwanDesigns is not responsible for payment of any customs, taxes or tariffs in your country.

At all stages mentioned above , i will be in contact with you by Etsy Conversations.
Refunds and Exchanges
Your happiness with your purchase is my happiness. Buying something from only a photo without trying it is obviously not the most convenient way of shopping. This is why i try to load as many photos as possible of the same. I try not to use "flash" in my photos and do not play with the colours when editing. So the colours you see are most of the time closest possible when you actually hold them in your hands:)

I do every attempt to make sure your items are gift wrapped if requested and packaged appropriately when shipped however we are not responsible for damages or loss that occurs through shipment handling practices which are beyond our control.

Unfortunately no refunds or exchanges are applicable due to the uniqueness of my designs. Thank you for your understanding.

I do refunds ONLY if the package comes back to me mailing address. And ONLY if item does not come back damaged, i refund whole fee minus the shipping fee.

I am open to contact at all stages. Please do contact me for any problem before leaving neutral or negative feedback. I will always do my best to sort out any problem.