CrystalJewelryAffair

Designer Crystal Jewelry

Tampa, Florida On Etsy since 2017

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CrystalJewelryAffair

Designer Crystal Jewelry

Tampa, Florida | 724 Sales

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Every jewelry treasure that you find in Crystal Jewelry Affair was designed and created by me. Each magical piece is absolutely one of a kind and cannot be reproduced. I also like to offer minerals, each unique in every way.


I'm René – and this shop is my life. Well this, and my other Etsy shop! I'm a full-time maker, and I've been selling for almost a decade on Etsy. I've created this shop for my specialized crystal jewelry, as I am a maker of many things. If you'd like to see my other work, or see the hundreds of positive reviews I've received over the years, please visit my other awesome shop! (Fem By Design) http://FemByDesign.etsy.com

Want to see behind the scenes of my jewelry design? Follow me on Instagram!
www.instagram.com/crystaljewelryaffair

More about my shop and pieces---
I like working with many different materials and techniques to design my jewelry.
All my crystals have been cleansed in the moonlight and charged in the sunlight. They surround me in my studio, with good intentions flowing into the stones before each piece is even created. I believe crystals are a tool for us to use. Intention is very powerful, and these beautiful pieces will help you on your journey. Anything purchased from my shop also gets cleansed with sage before it leaves me!

If you have questions about my electroplating and electroforming techniques, please feel free to ask! This is a fascinating art form that has been around since the 1800's.
I have a secondary studio where I copper-plate my jewelry. To describe the process very quickly-- the plating process uses electricity to transfer copper from sheet form, onto my crystal creations. It makes the jewelry extremely durable, beautiful, and one of a kind. Each time I electroform, the copper builds up differently, molecule by molecule. It's science and jewelry design at its best! Again, please let me know if you have questions about my process.

-René Harris

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Last updated on Feb 13, 2020

FREE U.S. SHIPPING ON EVERY ORDER!

Every jewelry treasure that you find in Crystal Jewelry Affair was designed and created by me. Each magical piece is absolutely one of a kind and cannot be reproduced. I also like to offer minerals, each unique in every way.


I'm René – and this shop is my life. Well this, and my other Etsy shop! I'm a full-time maker, and I've been selling for almost a decade on Etsy. I've created this shop for my specialized crystal jewelry, as I am a maker of many things. If you'd like to see my other work, or see the hundreds of positive reviews I've received over the years, please visit my other awesome shop! (Fem By Design) http://FemByDesign.etsy.com

Want to see behind the scenes of my jewelry design? Follow me on Instagram!
www.instagram.com/crystaljewelryaffair

More about my shop and pieces---
I like working with many different materials and techniques to design my jewelry.
All my crystals have been cleansed in the moonlight and charged in the sunlight. They surround me in my studio, with good intentions flowing into the stones before each piece is even created. I believe crystals are a tool for us to use. Intention is very powerful, and these beautiful pieces will help you on your journey. Anything purchased from my shop also gets cleansed with sage before it leaves me!

If you have questions about my electroplating and electroforming techniques, please feel free to ask! This is a fascinating art form that has been around since the 1800's.
I have a secondary studio where I copper-plate my jewelry. To describe the process very quickly-- the plating process uses electricity to transfer copper from sheet form, onto my crystal creations. It makes the jewelry extremely durable, beautiful, and one of a kind. Each time I electroform, the copper builds up differently, molecule by molecule. It's science and jewelry design at its best! Again, please let me know if you have questions about my process.

-René Harris

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Last updated on Aug 11, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Does copper change color?

The color of freshly buffed copper is similar to that of rose gold. The nature of copper is to adjust to its surroundings, often producing a natural patina. This colorful film sits atop the metal's surface and protects it from rusting.
You will build a sacred bond with your jewelry while on life's journeys. Embrace all the unique colors that copper can create!
I seal most my metal with lacquer to build a slight barrier to moisture and slightly preserve the current color.
The darker pieces you see in my shop were hand antiqued and rapidly darkened by oxidizing the metal. These colors generally stay about the same, but may lighten with time. Refrain from wearing jewelry when showering, swimming or washing your hands.

How will the copper affect my skin?

Copper responds differently to each person's skin. Pendants don't usually affect your skin because there is a good amount of air flow between the metal and your skin whilst wearing. Rings, however, can sometimes leave harmless green marks on your finger. They wash off easily with soap and water. It's just the copper protecting itself from moisture and giving you some love! Some people don't experience this at all.
I find that the climate you live in dictates your copper's behavior the most, as well as how moist your skin is. Copper is a micro-nutrient in the body and has been used throughout time for its healing and grounding properties. It is extremely durable and can always be polished back to its original condition.

Can I wear my jewelry in the shower or swimming?

I would not recommend wearing any jewelry if you are going to be submerging yourself in water. Excess water can cause your copper to oxidize faster. Remove all jewelry before jumping in the shower or the pool!
With my own pieces, I remove them before washing my hands as well.
Technically water will not harm copper and will only create colorful films on top of the metal. But please keep in mind that some chains are not solid copper and may rust if you let them get wet. Some softer crystals may not be safe to be submerged in water either.
Always dry your jewelry thoroughly if you accidentally get it wet.

What is patina?

Patina is a natural color film that can temporarily form on top of the surfaces of metal. Copper is known for changing colors easily depending on climate and moisture. Thanks to these films, copper can never rust!
When copper is pristine and buffed, the color resembles rose gold. It's very hard to keep this color because copper is always reacting to its environment. It can, however, always be polished back to its original color. I try to send polishing cloth pads with every order for your future cleaning needs.
The darker pieces that you see in my shop have been rapidly oxidized to bring out rich tones in the copper. I generally always seal my metal with lacquer to enrich the color and give it a slight barrier to moisture.

Care instructions

I include care instructions with every package. Keep your jewelry as dry as possible. Copper may lighten or darken with time.
Keep the polishing pad that I send in your order for future cleaning needs.
Please ask me directly about anything you can't find on my page!

Can I return my jewelry

I do not accept cancellations or returns. If for some reason something is broken, notify me immediately, with photos, so I can file a claim with the post office or assist you in another way. All rings are carefully sized and checked again before shipment. Please know your exact ring size before purchasing because I cannot accept returns on rings, and I always double check sizes to make sure you get the size you ordered. If there is a problem with your order, please message me in a timely manner so I can try to make it better for you. I try very hard to make sure my clients are happy, and many of them have become long term customers and friends. They are the backbone of my business and the reason I keep creating every day of my life.