ChristineSmithJewels

Christine Smith Jewels

North Palm Beach, Florida On Etsy since 2013

ChristineSmithJewels

Christine Smith Jewels

North Palm Beach, Florida | 22 Sales

ChristineSmithJewels is taking a short break

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Note from shop owner Christine Smith Jewelry is on vacation until Wednesday, October 28, 2020. If you wish to make a purchase while our shop is on vacation, please email me at artist [!at] christinesmithjewelry.com. I will place the item on hold for you and will contact you when I return. Thank You

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Oct 11, 2020

Christine Smith Jewelry is on vacation until Wednesday, October 28, 2020. If you wish to make a purchase while our shop is on vacation, please email me at artist [!at] christinesmithjewelry.com. I will place the item on hold for you and will contact you when I return. Thank You

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About ChristineSmithJewels

Sales 22
On Etsy since 2013

About the Artist

Christine Smith's one-of-a-kind and limited edition jewelry is worn by sophisticated women throughout the world, and has been featured in the Palm Beach Post, David Patrick Columbia's New York Social Diary, and worn by guests on CNN’s HLN.
Inspired by her a talented mother and aunt- who specialized in Couture that ranged from chic evening wear to elegant wedding attire in a high-end Longmeadow, MA boutique- Christine has been designing wearable art since she was a young child. Her career started at the Farmington Valley Art Center in Avon, CT. She has studied metal-smithing and design under nationally known jewelry educators, and her design skill merges with her Bohemian Heritage, resulting in an array of baroque treasures and pieces of art that would not be out of place in a museum.
Christine regularly travels to Europe to hand select special decorative components that add her signature flair to each design.

WHY DO I KNOT MY JEWELRY? Hand knotting is a skill that takes many years to master, with origins that can be traced back to the ancient Egyptians. To create a hand knotted masterpiece, each bead is painstakingly placed on the necklace, separated with small handmade knots. Expert hand knotting is done with high quality silk thread, which is not only luxurious, but also very strong.

Hand knotting greatly enhances the look and design of each necklace, and is appropriate for any type of jewelry comprised of valuable beads such as pearls or semi-precious stones. By placing a slight space between the beads, a hand-knotted necklace drapes more gracefully on the neck and body than a strung necklace, and the unique shape and color of each bead is displayed in its full beauty.

Hand knotting provides practical benefits, as well as being aesthetically pleasing. The knots prevent the beads from rubbing against one another, ensuring that the beads retain their quality throughout the generations. The precisely placed knots protect your investment further by preventing the loss of valuable beads, should the necklace break. Not surprisingly, hand-knotting is the technique traditionally used for creating pearl necklaces.

This attention to detail required for hand knotting ensures that each necklace is created in perfect symmetry, no matter how many beads, or strands, the necklace contains.
Due to the time, dedication, and skill needed to create each necklace, hand knotted necklaces truly exemplify the saying, “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”

Shop members

  • Christine Smith

    Owner

    Christine creates hand-knotted, one-of-a-kind jewelry collections using rare semi-precious stones, shells, pearls, fabrics, and unique hand selected baubles from around the world. All jewelry is handmade at her studio in North Palm Beach, FL.

  • Kimberly Meissner

    Customer Service, Marketer

    Model for Christine Smith Jewelry, assistant at jewelry shows and charity events

  • William Francis Smith

    Customer Service

    William is our accountant Retired project engineer

Shop policies

Last updated on December 18, 2017
Welcome to my very special boutique! Each of our hand-knotted baubles and sculptural mesh jewelry designs are created and handcrafted in our Florida studio.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept exchanges
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept returns or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Christine Smith Jewelry does NOT accept refunds or cancellations; however we do allow exchanges.

EXCHANGES

All client's wanting to arrange an exchange must contact Christine Smith Jewelry within 72 hours (3 days) of receiving your item, through Etsy or via email: artist [!at] christinesmithjewelry.com

SHIPPING

Clients are responsible for any and all return shipping and insurance costs.
We require that ALL returns are shipped back with insurance and tracking.
Items must shipped back within 7 days of delivery. All items must be sent back in the original condition- unworn, undamaged, and in the original packaging.

Christine Smith Jewelry is not responsible for items being returned that are lost or damaged in the mail,

There is a $20 shipping / insurance charge for the replacement item being shipped to the customer.

Refund requests that do not follow the policies listed above will not be accepted.
Payment
Accepted forms of payment include PayPal or credit cards directly through Etsy.
Credit cards payments may also be taken directly over the phone by contacting Christine Smith directly.

All custom orders and modifications must be paid in advance.

Modifications to existing designs will be charged a minimum of $50 per strand; the exact price depends on the length of the strands. Please contact Christine for an accurate quote.

7% sales tax will be collected on all orders shipped within the state of Florida. Out of State client's will not be charged tax.
Shipping
We offer free shipping for all client's within the United States!
All packages are sent with insurance and tracking numbers. Tracking numbers will be sent as soon as the items ship.

For items shipped to Canada, there is a $30 shipping charge.
For items shipped internationally to Germany, Italy, Spain, France, or the United Kingdom, there is $60 shipping charge.

Please allow 3-5 days to process and ship your order.
For custom orders, Christine will contact you to let you know the estimated time needed for the design and processing.

A beautiful silk pouch and gift box are included with each purchase. Gift wrapping is available upon request, free of charge!

If you wish to have expedited shipping, please contact us PRIOR to your purchase.
Additional policies and FAQs
Rare semi-precious stones, antique trinkets, and vintage fabrics are personally selected by Christine from around the world and pieced together to create a unique collection of handcrafted jewelry.
Christine’s original and beautiful designs are timeless pieces that are destined to become heirloom treasures.
All jewelry is made with sterling silver and 14 carat gold filled metals; some pieces are leafed in gold and silver that results in a distressed metallic finish.

How to care of your Christine Smith Jewelry:

Protect all jewelry from abrasive surfaces, harsh chemicals,extreme sunlight and temperatures. Take care to protect all pieces finished with semi-precious stones and glass from any hard impact. Chlorine and related chemicals can severely discolor and damage jewelry. Put jewelry on after using cosmetics, hairspray or perfumes to avoid contact with substances and chemicals which may cause damage. All precious metal jewelry tarnishes when exposed to body oils and other natural elements and thus requires occasional cleaning. Clean jewelry regularly with a soft polishing cloth to remove light tarnishing. Do not use cleaning solutions, polishes/ and or tarnish removal on pearls or semi-precious stone.
Please treat your jewelry with care, as it is precious and totally unique!
Enjoy your special jewelry and wear it with joy!

With Love, Christine XXX

More information

Last updated on Mar 28, 2016
Frequently asked questions
Wholesale availability

Christine Smith sells wholesale to the public. Visit my studio where I specialize in individual attention to my clients or Visit my website...www.christinesmithjewelry.com

Sizing details

Custom lengths of necklaces or mesh cuffs are available. Inquire about additional cost of custom size necklaces and mesh cuffs

Gift wrapping and packaging

Gift wrapping, beautiful silk pouch, white box are included with purchase