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BarakaCreations

The Home of Hand Crafted Precious Metal Jewelry

Seattle, Washington · 152 Sales

BarakaCreations

The Home of Hand Crafted Precious Metal Jewelry

Seattle, Washington 152 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   I have closed down activity in this store at this time. You can find many of my fine products from this store in my other Etsy store. www.etsy.com/shop/barakagems

My studio is at 1521 NW 54th St., Studio 103, Seattle WA 98107 in case you want to come and visit. Check out our website for more information at www.barakagems.com.

I specialize in Fine Jewelry including:
Handcrafted & Traditional
Engagement & Bridal
Vintage & Estate
Gemstones & Diamonds
Custom Design & Repair
Appraisals

I also buy precious metals and precious stones!

Announcement

I have closed down activity in this store at this time. You can find many of my fine products from this store in my other Etsy store. www.etsy.com/shop/barakagems

My studio is at 1521 NW 54th St., Studio 103, Seattle WA 98107 in case you want to come and visit. Check out our website for more information at www.barakagems.com.

I specialize in Fine Jewelry including:
Handcrafted & Traditional
Engagement & Bridal
Vintage & Estate
Gemstones & Diamonds
Custom Design & Repair
Appraisals

I also buy precious metals and precious stones!

Jamie Jockwig

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Jamie Jockwig

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V A on Jun 13, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Very happy with the nice quality stones. Post length and backing feel secure. I trust that these will not get lost while I am wearing them! Shipping was fast. Nicely packed. Thank you so much. Would do business again! Blessings to you.

V A

V A on Jun 13, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Very happy with the nice quality stones. Post length and backing feel secure. I trust that these will not get lost while I am wearing them! Shipping was fast. Nicely packed. Thank you so much. Would do business again! Blessings to you.

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About

The Story of Baraka Gemstones and Jewelry

“Where you live should no longer determine whether you live.”
– Bono (U2)

In June of 2009 I, Jamie, returned to Kenya for the third time to do AIDS education. While spending ten days teaching in a variety of venues, my eyes were again opened to all the orphans around me. UNICEF reports approximately 53,000,000 kids orphaned in Sub-Saharan Africa, primarily as a result of preventable diseases; and most are predominantly plagued by a mixture of horrible circumstances, poor adult choices and human apathy. I want to be a part of changing that. After importing some Tanzanite stones from East Africa, I started my own business named after Baraka, a young orphan girl I met on my return flight from Kenya in 2002.

I am committed to using the sale of the luxurious to change the circumstances of the impoverished. We’re doing that by using profits to help build self-sustaining orphanages worldwide. We currently donate 10+% of the profits of every sale (hopefully 50% someday), to nationally run orphanages in Kenya particularly.

By purchasing jewelry from Baraka Gemstones and Jewelry, you help us to help you help kids! If you have questions for me, please ask. I love talking about the story of Baraka. I am also interested in your story, and how we might work to write a page or two together. If you want to see what we are up to with your own eyes, go with me to Kenya! I take teams of 8-10 over every six months.

Thank you for any support you offer! We can’t do this without people who care.

Baraka (which means “Blessing” in Ki-Swahili) to you,

Jamie Jockwig
Owner- Baraka Gemstones and Jewelry/Create A Ring™
Inventor of the Create A Ring™ and Create A Pendant™ Design Kits

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Shop policies

Last updated on June 12, 2013
Thanks for shopping with my company! Baraka Gemstones and Jewelry cares about people. Whether it's the recipients of our donations, or our customers who help make those donations possible, we are about respecting and caring for those we are connected to. We will always strive to operate with integrity, and do what we believe is honorable to make sure that our customers receive a quality product in a manner that keeps them coming back!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
Payment
I accept Paypal and all major credit cards, as well as money orders, and personal checks issued only from within the United States. All money orders and personal checks must clear the bank before purchased products will be shipped. Standard clearing time is 3-5 business days.

A State of Washington sales tax of 9.5% applies to all orders made within the state of Washington.

All payments need to be secured within 48 hours of purchase or the transaction will be cancelled and the item will be re-listed. I will attempt to contact you prior to putting the item back up for sale.

Cancellations are allowed within 24 hours of purchase. If a payment is already made, it will be refunded through the same means from which the payment was made.
Shipping
Please allow 5-10 business days for shipments of any items, and as much as 15 business days for custom made orders.

My standard means of shipping is broken down according to item value as follows:

$10 - $99 = USPS First Class with trackable delivery confirmation within the U.S..

$100 - $1000 = USPS Priority Mail Insured with trackable delivery confirmation inside and outside the U.S. (Signature required for items over $200.00)

$1000+ = USPS Express Mail Insured/FedEX/UPS Insured with trackable delivery confirmation inside and outside the U.S.

Each item will list shipping costs. You are responsible for any customs fees associated with international shipping. Shipping upgrades can be made at your expense. Contact me at info @ barakagems.com for options and additional costs.
Refunds and Exchanges
I accept full returns up to 10 days from the date your item arrives to you, unless it is an item I have agreed to create specifically for you. I'm sure you understand why I cannot accept returns on custom created pieces. This includes my "Create Your Own Birthstone Africa Pendant". If I need to resize a piece for you and you decide to return it, there will be a resizing fee of $40 retained from your original payment at the time of refund. If you return a piece to me, it must be sent Priority or Express Mail, FedEx or UPS fully insured for the return. I cannot be responsible for items lost in the mail on return.

I will cover any damage or loss that occurs in the original shipping process to my buyers. I send everything fully trackable and insured when possible according to my shipping breakdowns listed above. If your package is confirmed as delivered, I consider that a completed transaction. If it has been damaged during shipping, please send it back to me insured immediately, and I will repair or replace the piece; or refund you your money including costs for shipping and insuring the piece. Damaged items should be returned within 48 hours of receiving the package. Please email me at info @ barakagems.com if you have received and are planning to return a damaged item, so I know that it is on the way back to me.

If you are not happy with your item, please be sure to return it to me before the 10 day return limit has arrived; or I will not be able to honor the return. Contact me at info @ barakagems.com if you have any questions or concerns about a return.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you purchase a ring from me and need to have it resized, there may be an additional charge. Contact me if you have questions about this.

I am often able to accept custom orders on a number of my products, as well as pieces you may want to create from scratch. I also offer wholesale prices on bulk orders (10 or more pieces). Please contact me about any prices on custom orders, and prices for bulk orders of my products. Because some of my pieces are hand made, shipping times can vary on bulk orders. I promise to get your order out to you as soon as I possibly can.

Thanks again for perusing my products. I hope to help you find something you like; and in turn, make your special day someone else's too!

Baraka (Blessings),

Jamie