Raw Diamond & Gemstone Jewelry, Engagement Rings

Cornelius, North Carolina
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Last updated on Jul 20, 2022

All our Raw Uncut Diamonds are Ethically Sourced and Cruelty Free!
Shop our New Designs! Sale Ends Soon! Plus take 20% OFF our Available Now section!


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About DawnVertreesJewelry

Sales 4,814
On Etsy since 2011

About the Artist...Dawn

I'm Dawn, and I love what I do!

I express myself & my personality through my love of sculpting and designing! We all start somewhere to end up where we are and where we want to be.

I'm was born and raise in Rutherfordton, North Carolina. I currently live in Huntersville, NC. Not to far from Lake Norman. The area is beautiful and growing fast! I am very close to my family, as most all still live near by.

This isn't a resume so I'm not going to start at the very beginning of how I got to where I am, but I have been through a lot of growth, business and the ups and downs that come with it.

In 2011 I decided to really put my passion for designing and sculpting to work for me. What started out as a hobby, quickly became a business. I took my new designs of bracelets, rings & earrings on the road with me to show and sell at art festivals, art shows and Artisan markets. I developed a nice following and did custom designs for the people that followed my work.

I then decided to branch out and put myself online, so I joined Etsy.com

I started out with one of a kind sterling silver bracelets, rings and necklaces. As time went on, I learned more techniques, learned about raw diamonds and gemstones. These unique raw materials fascinated me!

The raw rough uncut natural diamond twig engagement ring quickly became my most popular design and still is.

As business started to grow, I needed extra hands on deck. I hired my daughter, Missy. Missy quickly became my right hand man when it came to working with customers, marketing and keeping everything running so I can do what I do best, design, sculpt and create new products!

I love what I do! I love to create and talk with customers. Our customers share their proposals stories, their wedding & anniversary photos with us all the time! It's the best feeling in the world to make something that is a part of their special occasion.

I am introducing new gemstones, moissanite diamond and hand crafted designs all the time! I hope you enjoy the designs I am so passionate about and I hope I can create something special for you!

Thank you for stopping by to get a little glimpse into my little design world!


Shop members

  • Dawn Simms (Vertrees)

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Wax Model Artist

    See the "About Me" section to learn more!

  • Missy Simms

    Owner, Customer Service, Marketer

    I am Dawn's daughter. I've worked in the corporate world for many, many years. After a system wide layoff in 2016, I was asked to join her company. We are the perfect team, I take care of the back end so she can do what she does best, DESIGN! :)

  • Jacob Fulp

    Jeweler And Master Caster, Diamond Setter, Goldsmith

    Dawn Vertrees works with Jacob Fulp. He is like family & he knows how to cast and treat our unique hand sculpted designs with precision and excellent craftsmanship.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
Each piece is designed and hand sculpted by me using the lost wax method. I have found that working in wax allows me to model the fine details that I see in nature into my work. I can use an assortment of waxes and different tools to get the look and feel I want to show. And because wax is so “workable” I’m able to achieve a far higher level of realism than with any other medium I've found.

I hope you enjoy my enthusiasm.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
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
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Being happy with your jewelry is my top priority. I pride myself not only on exceptional jewelry, but the best customer service as well. Please contact me with any questions or concerns as soon as possible after receiving your order.

If you are somehow dissatisfied with your order, please contact me as soon as possible. Items may be returned or exchanged with a post date within 7 days of receiving the item. Pieces must be in the same condition as when they were received, and must be in original packaging. Item must be sent via USPS Priority (or other 2 day method with FedEx or UPS) fully insured and with a Delivery Confirmation.

Customer pays return shipping costs. Customer will be refunded the full amount, less shipping and a small 7% restocking fee to cover my Etsy fees

Custom orders are judged on a case-by-case basis. They are usually not returnable, but in some instances I can take the return for a restocking fee. Please check with me beforehand.

IMPORTANT: Please note: If your Dawn Vertrees Jewelry is worked on by another jeweler or altered by anyone other myself, this will void your warranty. Customer will be responsible for any repair cost.
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UPDATE! Selling to UK buyers
Starting January 1, 2021, Etsy will collect VAT from buyers on orders that meet the following criteria:

The buyer is located in the UK.

The goods are dispatched from outside the UK.

The total value of the package (excluding delivery) is less than or equal to £135.

For items under the £135 threshold, UK shoppers will see VAT-inclusive pricing when they view listings in search and browse, as well as on the listing page.

The VAT amount seen before purchase is an approximate value. The final VAT amount will be calculated at checkout.

**Please note: Shipping times are estimate only, we do our very best to get every order shipped on time. Inclement weather, holidays and supplies from vendors may delay us. Please contact us if you need an item by a certain date, we are happy to do our best to accommodate.**

Made-to-order items take 3-4 weeks, plus shipping.
Custom Orders: 6-8 weeks, plus shipping.
Items in stock, ready to ship: 2-5 days, plus shipping.
Resizing a Ring: 7-8 Working Days once purchased.

If you have a rush inquiry or would like to discuss a modification to the order, please contact me with your specific request prior to ordering. A rush may be possible, but not with all items.

USA - USPS Priority Mail 2-3 Days with Tracking.
All other Countries - USPS Priority Mail with Tracking:

INTERNATIONAL FEES: Purchaser is responsible for any duties, customs, or fees imposed by your country when shipping internationally. We do not collect this tax or know how much your country may charge.
Note: If you would like another form of shipping, please send me a message.

NOTE: We strongly encourage International buyers to check with their postal service first before purchasing items. There may be additional fees and or duties that are the customer's responsibility.

Next Day Express Shipping is available, please message me for a quote.
Additional policies and FAQs
WARRANTY: All DV Jewelry Designs come with a 1 year warranty, please contact us as soon as there is an issue or repair needed.

IMPORTANT: Please note: If your DV Jewelry is worked on by another jeweler or altered by anyone other than myself, this will void your warranty. Customer will be responsible for any repair cost.

RESIZING: Once you get your rings from us and you need to have them resized, we will do this at no cost. You have 30 days from delivery to request a free resize. After 30 days there is a small flat fee for resizing each ring.

MADE-TO-ORDER Items: I'm usually working on several orders at one time, please allow up to 3-4 weeks for these pieces to be made and shipped.

Ready to Ship Items: 1-3 days

COMMISSIONS / CUSTOM Pieces: At this time, all custom orders due to their complexity which take much long to hand sculpt, please allow 6-8 weeks to ship. Thank you so much for your understanding!