BarelyThereJewels

Home of THE Barely There Rings TerraStratum

Singapore, Singapore · 2005 Sales

BarelyThereJewels

Home of THE Barely There Rings TerraStratum

Singapore, Singapore 2005 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   All Canadian shipments will be sent via FedEx International Express until further notice because recent shipments to Canada are taking at least 90 days to be delivered using postal mail.

Due to recent international events & unrest, your order may be held over for security checks prior to delivery. Delays are to be expected.

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 13, 2016

All Canadian shipments will be sent via FedEx International Express until further notice because recent shipments to Canada are taking at least 90 days to be delivered using postal mail.

Due to recent international events & unrest, your order may be held over for security checks prior to delivery. Delays are to be expected.

Ariel Leong

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Ariel Leong

Updates

Our new synthetic opals. Seen paired with the black opal ring, also available in the store
New range of synthetic opals. These new generation synthetics are practically indistinguishable from the real thing to the naked eye.
Within the next week or so, we will be launching our barely there rings with new finishes. Matte, hammered, beaded, etc. Stay tuned!
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About

Barely There - Find Them Here

"Barely There” is the perfect jewelry line for confident people who prefer soft-spoken, delicate jewelry. Shying away from the ostentatious trend of wearing large, chunky cocktail rings or clunky statement rings, my Barely There rings promotes an elegant style for sophisticated people.

As a GIA qualified diamonds and diamond grader, pearls and pearl grader, and colored stones identification and color grader, I make a promise to my customers: to bring you precious, authentic jewelry you’ll love.

My Barely There line features small 4mm cabochons in a variety of colors and beautiful gemstones delicately perched atop ultra thin, durable bands. The result is a beautiful piece of jewelry that is lightweight and resilient. Customers love to wear our rings during nights out on the town, special event occasions, or to work. The exquisite, subtle features of my Barely There line allows you to show off your sophisticated style every day.

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  • Ariel Leong

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I'm Ariel and the sole owner and designer of TerraStratum. I love rings and this translates into my Barely There range. I'm a qualified GIA Diamonds & Diamonds Grader, GIA Pearl Graduate & Pearl Grader, & a GIA Accredited Jewelry Professional.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 13, 2017
(this section is edited 12 May 2017)
Questions : please read the FAQs under each listing before sending us an enquiry. Questions already answered in the FAQs will not be answered. Whilst we appreciate your business, however, if and when we run into such instances, and an order is subsequently placed, we may exercise the discretion to refuse service.

Jewelry fabrication can take up to 14 business days from the day of payment. If this is for a specific event or date, please contact me BEFORE purchase, not after. Requests made after the transaction will be cancelled.

Gemstones used in my store are exactly as described. Please expect the standard industry acceptable gemstones to be applied to the stone. Peridot, Chrome Diopside, Sunstone, Chrysoprase, Kyanite found in my store are not treated.

Please note that from time to time, I may offer something listed clearly and in caps as "SYNTHETIC OPAL". This is only offered if I am of the opinion that the synthetic is so well made as to so closely resemble the high end, high quality opals even to an experienced gem sorter at the first blush.

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
Payment
(this section is edited 12 May 2017)
1.1.1 Wef 17 May 2017, Etsy made it mandatory to accept Etsy Payments.
1.1.2 For all Etsy payments, please note that there will be delays in processing (sometimes two weeks or more) from time to time. If you want to know more about these processing delays, please head to Etsy's Forums and do a search on processing delays to understand the situation. These delays are solely on the part of Etsy and can no way be attributed to us under any circumstances. If you need an alternative mode of payment, please contact us prior to purchase.

1.2 Taxes : Buyers are still required to make payment for all import taxes and custom duties that can be levied on each package from time to time. Any verbiage that to the effect that "Local taxes are included (where applicable)" is solely a construct of Etsy and does not in any way represent for or on our behalf that import taxes / customs duties have been paid on your behalf in any way.

1.3 Due to the unpredictable nature of Etsy Payments, we no longer accept cancellation requests.
Shipping
(this section is edited 7 March 2017)
PLEASE DO NOT ASK ME TO FALSIFY CUSTOMS DECLARATION FORMS IN ANY WAY OR MARK YOUR PURCHASE AS A GIFT. Thank you.

2.1 Shipment :
2.1.1 Singapore : I use AM Mail.
2.1.2 International : I ship using registered airmail for all countries by default excepting Canada. All shipments to Canada is shipped only via Express as Canada Post can delay deliveries by up to 90 days and beyond.
Shipping upgrades are available during the checkout process.
2.1.3 All orders will be shipped to the address as shown on Etsy's invoice only. Please make sure that you have the correct shipping address as that cannot be changed.

2.2.1 Fabrication time : about 14 business days from receipt of notice from Etsy that your payment has been cleared. So if it takes Etsy 12 days to clear your payment, we will only proceed with your order then. We do not start on your order when Etsy has it under "processing".
2.2.2 Delivery : about 21 business days from date of shipment (NOT GUARANTEED)
2.2.3 Delivery is done by your country's postal system
2.3.4 For registered airmail, please note that tracking is limited to the point the item leaves Singapore. Please contact your post office for updates after 14 days from the date of shipment. We can assist in tracking but most postal service will not respond until at least 60 days has passed. It would be faster to contact your post office to see if there is anything waiting for your collection. If you need full tracking, please opt for Express.
Refunds and Exchanges
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3.1.1 All made to order items ie. custom orders are NOT returnable or exchangeable.
3.1.2 If it is a question of sizing, we are happy to resize it for you provided that you ship it back to me at your own expense and pay the equivalent shipping & handling charges for return postage.
3.1.3 The cost of resizing is free but postage isn't.

3.2.1 For unclaimed / rejected / packages marked "addressee not known" or its equivalents, for reshipments, please note that you will have to pay for the shipping costs again.
3.2.2 Items will be held until shipping costs are paid.
3.2.3 If you do not wish to pay for shipping again, you will be refunded sans the shipping costs PLUS a 20% restocking fee.

3.3.1 If there is a mistake in the order, please inform me immediately upon receipt at most within two days from the day it is received.
3.3.2 Please note that difference in a color shade is NOT a mistake as monitors sometimes are calibrated differently.

3.4.1 Refunds will be processed once the item is examined and found to be in the same condition as it was sent.
3.4.2 If there are tags on the jewelry, it has to be returned INTACT and UNTAMPERED with. Otherwise refunds will not be processed and will simply be returned to you.

All my pictures are taken using the standard point and shoot cameras (canon Ixus / powershot) or iphone or ipod touch in a lightbox made with 6 pieces of white perspex. I do not use DSLRs or other "professional equipment" to take my photos.
Additional policies and FAQs
(this section is edited 7 March 2017)

FEEDBACK EXTOTRTION
This store has a zero tolerance policy to Feedback Extortion


FRAUDULENT CLAIMS
This store has a zero tolerance policy for fraud, attempted or otherwise.


OUR GUARANTEE
Each piece of jewelry is handcrafted by me in the studio. I have been vetted by Etsy's Trust & Safety Team in 2012 and have been welcomed by Etsy as a handmade seller. All items are brand new and have not been worn.

Colours: please note that your computer monitor may display colours slightly differently depending on its calibrations - if you are in ANY doubt, please ASK before you make your purchase.

More information

Last updated on May 13, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Are your stones real and/or treated?

Yes, they are real. Unless otherwise stated, please assume that the gemstones have been treated. Chrome Diopside, Peridot, Chrysoprase, Sunstone, Kyanite are untreated. I don't use synthetics or simulants or lab created /lab grown "gemstones" in my store, EXCEPT the item titled and described accurately as "SYNTHETIC OPAL".

Any diamonds used in our designs are traceable and comply with the Kimberley process.

Sizing details

All rings are quoted in US sizing and it is the buyer's responsibility to provide the correct sizing. I do not provide consultation, nor will I answer any question regarding how to determine ring sizes as I am not there in person.

To determine your ring size, you can either purchase a ring sizer from my store, or go to the nearest jeweller or a department store with jewelry section to get your ring size determined.

Care instructions

Your jewellery will be shipped with a care card detailing how you should take care of your purchase. Please follow the instructions in the card for jewellery care.

Custom and personalized orders

If you are requesting for feature or design that is not available in the listing itself, please send me a convo first.

To avoid disappointment, please do not make a purchase without sending me a convo and then leave instructions under Message to Seller. Such orders will be cancelled without further notice.

Can I drop by to pick up my order? Can I purchase from you in person? Do you participate in Craft Fairs / Trade Fairs?

Q : Can I drop by to pick up my order?
A : Sorry, no. My insurance policies do not allow that.

Q : Can I purchase from you in person?
A : All my jewelry pieces are made upon receiving an order. There are no ready to purchase designs.

Q : Do you participate in Craft Fairs / Trade Fairs?
A : Events / fairs will be notified on my store's facebook page at www.facebook.com/terrastratum

How do I track my order?

Depending on your postal service, etsy can offer either partial (up to the point the package arrives in your country) or full (showing the movement of the package within your country).

For full instructions, please see : https://www.etsy.com/sg-en/help/article/2775

Because your postal service is responsible for the delivery to you, for the fastest answer, please contact your postal service directly with the tracking number or create a case with your postal service to trace the package.

If you need full tracking, please upgrade shipping to Express, which is available at checkout.

Shipping / Delivery Times | Gift Wrapping Requests

SHIPPING / DELIVERY TIMES
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Singapore Orders : Orders will be shipped using AM Mail.

International Orders :
Sterling silver items will be shipped using registered airmail with signature receipt, delivery can take between 14 to over 60 business days depending on YOUR COUNTRY'S POSTAL SYSTEM (eg if you are in the US, it will be delivered by USPS).

All orders are shipped from Singapore.

To track, please see this link : https://www.etsy.com/sg-en/help/article/2775


GIFT WRAPPING
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All orders are gift wrapped.

Production Time & Rush Orders & Time Specific Orders

All jewelry in this store is made to order.

I want to make something as perfect as I can before sending it out to you. As a result, please allow for about 3 weeks from the date of order to make it.

If it is a rush order, please convo me first before purchase. Instructions for a rush order under "Message to Seller", without sending me a convo to check if it can be done, will result in your order being cancelled.

If this is a time specific order (eg : I will need this in X days or I need to have this by mm/dd/yy), please convo me before purchase. Orders placed without a prior convo with instructions under Message to Seller will be cancelled.

If feedback is unjustifiably left because you fail to inform me, you shall be reported.

RETURNS & EXCHANGES

Made to order items are not returnable or refundable.

All items are shipped guaranteed brand new, unused, and unworn. I do not subscribe to the practice of accepting returns and then clean up and ship it to another buyer as brand new. I would not like to accept a purchase on these practices and I am sure you do not like it too.

If I have shipped you a wrong item (SNAD or "Subject not as described"), please contact me within 1 day with a clear picture. Differences in shade is not a wrong item. Refunds for SNAD will be given only when the item is returned. If you do not want to return the item, you will not receive your refund. Under no circumstances shall the final refund value exceed the initial payment received.

Custom Values / Taxes & Disclaimers.

Can you mark my package as a "gift"?
Sorry, I cannot do that. It is unlawful in every jurisdiction to do so.

Can you declare a lower value for customs?
Sorry, I cannot do that. It is unlawful in every jurisdiction to do so.

Are local taxes included in the price stated on etsy?
No, buyers are still required to make payment for all import taxes and custom duties that can be levied on each package from time to time.

Please note that any verbiage to the effect that "Local taxes are included (where applicable)" or "VAT included (where applicable)" in each listing is solely a construct of Etsy and does not in any way warrant/represent for or on our behalf that import taxes / customs duties have been paid on your behalf in any way.