Personalized. Modern. Distinctively yours.

Roanoke, Virginia
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Announcement    Please be aware that the USPS is running slow in several areas right now due various conditions. I cannot control shipping times after a package leaves my hands. I am currently running on time with orders. Please note that there is a processing time (time to create your order) that will need to be met before your order can actually be shipped. If there is a time frame you need to meet contact me and we can discuss it.


Last updated on Dec 14, 2020

Please be aware that the USPS is running slow in several areas right now due various conditions. I cannot control shipping times after a package leaves my hands. I am currently running on time with orders. Please note that there is a processing time (time to create your order) that will need to be met before your order can actually be shipped. If there is a time frame you need to meet contact me and we can discuss it.


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About DistinctivelyDharlee

Sales 6,117
On Etsy since 2010

Why I do what I do

All my life I think I have wanted to create. I take inspiration in everything. I love music and nature of course, but also people. I get my best inspiration from listening to people and their stories. I hope my work and my shop reflects what I see and find in others. I hope it reflects their personality and individuality. I hope it makes them smile. Because isn’t that what it’s all about?

Shop members

  • Dharlee (aka Debbie)

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

Shop policies

Last updated on January 29, 2021
Welcome. I hope you enjoy browsing through my shop and find something you like. I take pride in bringing you fine quality hand crafted jewelry! Please feel free to look around and leave a comment if you like through Etsy messaging.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept 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
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
No item may be returned without contacting me first. Returns are decided on a case by case basis. Refunds may take 96 hours to process. No earrings are accepted for returns due to health reasons and buyers pay return shipping unless the fault lies with me. Personalized orders include word and name items, items that have been specifically made to order with your chosen initials, gemstones and/or chosen sizing.

All items may be subject to a 20- 30% restocking fee to cover materials lost.

*Custom means: your choice of name, word or spelling, your choice of initial, and/or ring size. Please carefully check all name spellings before submission.

The only jewelry I sell to the EU is considered "custom" (it is made in your size, with your choice of stone, with the finish or changes you requested, or personalized for you), this means the item is not returnable under the European Union Directive on Consumer Rights, right of return. This right does not extend to custom-made products and certain perishable goods, unless otherwise specified by the seller. If you wish to cancel please do so within 1 hour of purchase as once made there will be a minimum 20-30% restocking fee to cover time making and materials. There are no refunds once mailed. Once the item arrives in many cases your local post office will hold it for collection of VATs. Please check with your local post office in a timely manner to see if the item might need to be picked up. No refunds will be given on orders not picked up or refused and returned to me.

ALL INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: Please know your country's policies on collection of taxes for goods bought from the USA. This shop is not registered to collect them for you and you may be responsible for paying them upon arrival of your goods.
We accept credit cards through Etsy's Direct Checkout and PayPal as our methods of payment. Payment in full is required before work can begin on all custom orders.
I ship first class via USPS. Domestic first class shipping is free when you order 35.00 or more in this shop. Upgrades are available to purchase if you choose.

International orders marked as "gift" will include a gift message if requested. The shipping label will still show pricing in order to comply with custom laws.

The shipping times given do NOT include making time. Please understand that if you are ordering a piece of jewelry or an item that has to be crafted it does take time first to make the piece. If you are in a hurry and need the piece quicker than the estimated "ship by" date please speak to me about it and I will try my best to work with you.

All packages over 100.00 include signature confirmation by default.

I insure many orders depending on the total value of the package. Should an item arrive damaged, or become lost, this will require the recipients participation in filing a claim. An affidavit MUST be signed by the recipient in order for the claim to be filed. Once I have the affidavit I can proceed to refund or replace the item. For damage claims, photos of all packaging may be required. There may be a waiting period for lost packages and claims to be processed.

USA: Please make sure your address is confirmed by the USPS, otherwise it might cause delays in shipping. If your order has shipped and it is returned to me because your address was not given correctly you must pay the cost to have it reshipped even if the original shipping was free.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please do not ask for word jewelry containing profanity or blasphemy. The transaction will be canceled. Please note that when making names, I will not always "dot the i". If the name is on a regular necklace or bracelet with a chain it will generally be dotted. If the name is on a calligraphy necklace, tiny necklace, bangle bracelet or a ring it will not be dotted in most circumstances. An exception to this is if the name cannot be read unless the i is dotted. For example the name "Levi" without a dot looks like "Lew". I maintain discretion in this decision. By purchasing a personalized name or word piece of jewelry you are agreeing to this policy unless you have spoken to me prior to purchase. Also note that the colors of the genuine gemstones used in many pieces may vary from photos according to current stock.

The packaging shown in listing photos is a representation. Packaging is subject to change according to availability of certain colors with regard to boxes etc., but will always be of high quality.
This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through Etsy.com or its related sites and services.

1. Personal information I collect
To fulfill your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order of jewelry, for example), if you contact me directly.

2. The legal bases I rely on to collect, use, and share personal information
Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It:
• as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfill your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
• if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
• as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

3. The third parties with whom I share personal information
Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
• Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
• Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
• Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
• Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

4. The length of time I keep personal information
I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 7 years.

5. If transferring personal information outside of Europe, how the transfer will be handled
I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If I am deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, I rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Google Cloud is Privacy Shield certified.

6. Your rights regarding my use of your personal information and my contact details
If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:
• Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
• Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
• Object. You can object to (a) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (b) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
• Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Me
For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Debbie Minter, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at dharlee.minter [!at] gmail.com. Alternately, you may mail me using the address under seller details.

More information

Last updated on Dec 5, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

It is recommended that you remove jewelry for exercise, swimming and bathing, etc. Protect it from things like detergent, sweat, cosmetics and hairspray.

A soft jewelry cloth is most often recommended for jewelry care. In many cases a soft toothbrush and soapy water will clean jewelry. Please ask about a specific piece if you do not know how to care for your jewelry.

Custom and personalized orders

Custom orders are made specifically for you and are not returnable. Custom orders include rings in a specific size, names, initials and words, and other items that are designed specifically for you.

Sizing details

If you don't know your ring size, it is highly recommended that you go to a fine jewelry store and ask them to size your finger. Sizes vary on each hand so be sure to get the correct finger sized.

Wholesale availability

We do not offer wholesale.

Why did my sterling silver piece come in a baggie inside the box?

Sometimes boxes are created with certain glues that can promote early tarnishing. Placing the piece in an airtight plastic bag prevents this process. You can also keep your jewelry in the bag at home to protect it.