HeidiGibsonDesigns

Heidi Gibson

661 Sales

HeidiGibsonDesigns

Heidi Gibson

661 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(144)

Announcement   Welcome to my workshop! I am an artist who creates custom fine jewelry. These pieces are personal, unique, and will be treasured for generations.

If you are looking for my painted works, please visit my new shop at www.etsy.com/heidigibsonpaintings

• For more work and information about me, please visit my website at www.heidigibson.com
• You can "like" my facebook page at www.facebook.com/HeidiGibson
• Follow my instagram @heidigibsondesigns
• I will be posting new designs and announcements as well as occasional discounts and giveaways!

Announcement

Welcome to my workshop! I am an artist who creates custom fine jewelry. These pieces are personal, unique, and will be treasured for generations.

If you are looking for my painted works, please visit my new shop at www.etsy.com/heidigibsonpaintings

• For more work and information about me, please visit my website at www.heidigibson.com
• You can "like" my facebook page at www.facebook.com/HeidiGibson
• Follow my instagram @heidigibsondesigns
• I will be posting new designs and announcements as well as occasional discounts and giveaways!

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About

Welcome to my workshop! I am an artist who creates custom fine jewelry. These pieces are personal, unique, and will be treasured for generations.

I believe in vintage-inspired, well-crafted jewelry that is both contemporary and timeless. Forget about the cookie-cutter solitaires and the one-size-fits-all halo rings. Buying an engagement ring should be a very personal experience that draws upon your distinctive preferences and style. That is why each of my rings is a custom design that you help create. Want to know more? Visit my policies page to learn more about the custom, ring-building process that I offer. I can’t wait to hear from you!

If you are looking for my painted works, visit my new shop at www.etsy.com/heidigibsonpaintings

I design each item to the tiniest detail, crafting my personal style into each piece. The gemstone rings are made with certified, 100% natural stones (unless specified otherwise), and are hand-crafted to order.

*** Download and print a super helpful PDF that compares the scale of each design. Cut out individual rings to see the scale on your own finger: https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0266/7397/files/ScaleRingDesigns.pdf?5970080354815817176

How did you get into fine jewelry design?

• After my original engagement ring was lost in a house fire (and later recovered!), I had the opportunity to design my ideal ring: the Gatsby piece. I received many compliments on the ring over the course of several months and decided to try posting the design for sale online. The response was been outstanding, so I decided to try my hand at a few more designs. I feel that I bring something different to the market, based on my experience with art and design. I see the stones as shapes to fit together in composition, much like an artist blocking in a base drawing - a more natural approach for me as a painter. My muse lies within the sunburst, art deco style of decades past.

Do you accept custom orders?

• As each of my pieces his hand-made to order, each design can be customized in various ways. I sometimes accept requests for custom designs, depending on the request.

Can I use my own stones in your settings?

• Absolutely! You save a lot of money by having your center stone ready to go.

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    Heidi Gibson is an artist and designer based in Long Beach, California. She holds her BFA in Painting from Biola University and has partially completed her MFA at CalState University Long Beach.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 31, 2015
I want you to be very happy with your purchase! Please see below for my terms. If you have any questions, concerns, or requests, please send me a message. I will respond as quickly as possible. Thank you!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept Paypal, and major credit cards. For local buyers, cash is another option at pick-up. Payment must be received within three days following purchase.
Shipping
For US buyers, I typically ship via USPS Express overnight shipping. The cost is generally $45-$85 depending on the value of the piece and includes tracking and insurance.

I can also ship fine jewelry internationally with tracking and insurance. Please ask for a specific quote based on your location and desired piece.
Refunds and Exchanges
Because each of the rings is custom hand-made to order, I cannot accept refunds/exchanges on the rings. That said, I am anxious for every single client to be ecstatic about their purchase, thus I will work to find a compromise if you are unhappy for any reason. The rings are made with the highest quality standards in the jewelry industry, and I am able to offer references upon request. I also offer free resizing, maintenance and repairs for one year including lost stones. After a year, I offer repairs and maintenance at a minimal rate for the life of the piece. For repairs, you are required to pay for shipping one way; I will cover the cost of the repair, damage, and return shipping. Please see my FAQs below for more information
Additional policies and FAQs
FAQs

How do I order?
How long will it take to get my order?
What is your exchange/return policy?
Do you provide a warranty/appraisal?
What are the differences between white sapphires, diamonds, and moissanite?
What kind of diamonds do you use, and where do you get them?
If I have my own center stone, can you use it in your designs?
Do you ship internationally?
What do I do if I don’t know the ring size I need?
How can I tell what your ring will look like on my finger?
My ring doesn’t fit; how do I resize?
Where are you located?
Can I find your designs in stores?
Can I make an appointment to see the rings in person?
Do you do custom designs?
How do I contact you with more questions?


How do I order?

For white sapphire orders, you can check out directly from my website listings. Just indicate the ring size and gold color (14k rose, yellow, or white gold) at checkout. Contact me if you have any questions or would like to request any variations from the original design.
For diamond orders, the pricing varies. You can contact me with particular budget or design preferences. I will provide you with several options for center stones with the total cost of the ring based on these stone options. The surrounding diamonds are matched to the quality of the center of your choice. Every all diamond purchase comes with a 3rd party appraisal for insurance purposes. Appraisals are available for white sapphire or other stone purchases as well, but they will cost an additional $40.
With all orders, I typically require a $500 non-refundable deposit to build your ring. When the ring is finished (in approximately 3 weeks), I will send you a photo and collect the balance before shipping.
Domestic shipping is fully insured and trackable via overnight Express, and costs approximately $25 - $40 depending on the value of the piece. International shipping is available through FedEx. It costs approximately $150 - $250 depending on the value of the piece, and generally takes 3-7 business days depending on your country’s customs.

How long will it take to get my order?

After receiving the deposit ($500), it takes approximately 6-8 weeks (currently) to build your ring. I ship overnight domestically.

What is your exchange/return policy?

Because each piece is custom made to order, there are no returns or exchanges. That said, I really believe in excellent customer service and will do anything I can to make you happy.

Do you provide a warranty?

I provide free resizing, cleaning and maintenance, and even replace lost stones free of charge (except for the center - everyone should get insurance on their piece, just in case) for one year. I'll take care of you for life, after one year, at discounted rates.

What are the differences between white sapphires, diamonds, and moissanite?

These are the most commonly used stones in my designs. You can read more about these options here: http://heidigibson.com/blogs/news/15674464-let-s-talk-about-rocks

What kind of diamonds do you use, and where do you get them?

The diamonds I use are based on YOUR preferences and budget. Typically, I source stones that will fit in your budget and ring design and give you several options with the total prices for each option. I build the rest of the ring to match the center that you choose. The most commonly used diamonds are G-H in color, and SI1 in clarity. These stones look very nice to the eye, and you save a lot of money over higher clarity/color stones that are not as noticeable without a loupe.

The diamonds I source are only from reputable local dealers who use ethically sourced stones. If you are concerned about using a conflict free stone, I recommend using an antique cut. Antique stones (more than 50 years of age) predate all major conflicts and are the best way to ensure peace of mind. I directly source from reputable antique stone dealers as well.

If I have my own center stone, can you use it in your designs?

Yes! I love it when clients use their own stones in my designs. If you are using it in a diamond semi mount, I will match the diamonds to your center stone. You can choose to send the diamond to me to set at no extra cost, or I can send you the semi mount to have the center set locally.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes! I send many rings overseas via FedEx with full tracking and insurance. Shipping takes approximately 3-7 business days depending on customs. It costs approximately $150 - $250 depending on the value of the piece. The client is responsible for any related import fees or VAT taxes on jewelry sent out of the country. Please research your country for fees that may be charged by your country's customs.

What do I do if I don’t know the ring size I need?

Do some more research, if possible. Check with her friends, or locate one of her rings. You can take one of her rings to any jewelry department (even to Target or Walmart) and they can tell you what the size is. You can also send a photo to me of one of her rings next to a coin for scale. If we need to estimate, it is possible to resize after she receives the ring.

How can I tell what your ring will look like on my finger?

Download a document to compare the actual scale of my designs here. You can print and cut out the designs to try them on your own finger.

My ring doesn’t fit; how do I resize?

You can always return the ring to me for resizing. However, resizing is also very easy to do locally at a jewelry repair shop - it takes about 15 minutes and costs less than $20. Sometimes it's easier to do this than mail the ring back. However, make sure to check reviews on the shop, and only go to locations that will resize for you while you wait. Do not leave your ring overnight.

Where are you located?
I work in southern California, between Long Beach and the Diamond District downtown.

Can I find your designs in stores?

No, I do not sell retail in order to keep my pricing down and better serve my clients.

Can I make an appointment to see the rings?

Yes! I am available for appointments in southern California. Contact me to come view the designs in person. I do not keep a stock because each one of my rings is made-to-order, but I will show you any designs I have available for viewing. You can also contact me to set up a skype call.

Do you do custom designs?
Very occasionally. If the client already has a good idea of what they want and if it fits within my oeuvre of work.

How do I contact you with more questions?
You can contact me here, or at heidigibsondesigns [!at] gmail.com.