EugeniaZazowska

Fine original artisanal gemstone and wire jewelry

New York, United States | 1 Sale

EugeniaZazowska

Fine original artisanal gemstone and wire jewelry

New York, United States 1 Sale On Etsy since 2018

Eugenia

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Eugenia

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Last updated on May 11, 2019

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About

I am naturally drawn to the meditative quality and aesthetic pleasure of the creative process.

My designs are inspired by the shape, color and texture of gemstones and guided by a deep appreciation of beauty drawn from a long study of art history.  Starting with the qualities of the precious and semi-precious stones themselves, I strive to highlight their natural beauty with hand-fabricated gold, gold-filled and silver settings, created by various wire techniques.

Quality of materials is important to me and I hand pick every stone. Gemstones vary and variations in shade of color, cut and weight of the stone in a way make each piece one-of-a-'kind and affect the pricing even if I repeat a design.

Photography of gemstone jewelry is notoriously difficult and time consuming. I try to photograph true to color, but colors can look different on different monitors. If you are disappointed with your purchase, you may return it. Please follow the return instructions in my policy section.

I enjoy making my jewelry - there is the meditative quality of wirework, the joy of the creative process and pure aesthetic pleasure. I hope you will enjoy wearing it.

Shop members

  • Eugenia - designer, maker, photographer - all aspects of business.

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Last updated on Jan 21, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

Wire-wrapped pieces are more delicate than industrially made jewelry and special precautions should be followed, such as avoidance of harsh chemicals and rough treatment.

Store your jewelry individually in separate compartments of your jewelry box or pouches. In addition, to avoid tarnishing keep each non-blackened silver item in a ziplock with a non-tarnishing strip.

All my jewelry can be cleaned in a solution of warm water and mild soap. Rinse it and air dry. If tarnishing of a non-blackened piece took place, it can be easily removed. Place the piece on a sheet of aluminum foil in a container and soak for a couple of minutes in a solution of boiling water and baking soda. Rinse and air dry.

How does patinated silver wear?

Intentional oxidation gradually fades with wear. While some people appreciate the resulting unique patina, if you prefer the original version, I can re-oxidize your piece for the cost of shipping.

Could you elaborate on your shipping policy?

At this time,  I ship domestically only and I offer free first class USPS shipping with tracking and delivery confirmation. If you wish to expedite your shipment, please check out the upgrade options. 
In addition, packages sent to an apartment building or a P.O. box address must be signed for. I cover signature confirmation cost.

Please make sure that your shipping address is correct and entered properly in your profile before buying. Etsy guidelines state sellers should only ship to the address provided at checkout.

What is 14k gold filled?

14k gold filled is USA standard that is 5% pure gold by weight. 14K gold filled manufacturing is a strictly regulated process of bonding multiple layers of solid 14 gold over a core of high quality jeweller's brass.

The thick outer ("gold filled" is a misnomer) layer of solid gold makes gold filled durable, tarnish resistant and safe for people with allergies. It also makes jewelry beautiful. Gold-filled pieces have the same appearance as high carat gold jewelry.

Gold filled is not be confused with gold plated.
There’s a lot more gold in gold-filled and the gold is attached in a more durable way. Unlike strict standard for gold filled, the standards for "gold plated" encompass a broad range of thicknesses leading to uncertainty.

Do you collect sales tax?

By law, I am required to collect sales tax for orders shipped to New York State residents. It will be added automatically to orders at checkout.

As required by new laws, Etsy collects sales taxes for Washington, Pennsylvania, Minnesota and Oklahoma. The amount will be added at checkout.

Findings

I usually use sturdy lever backs and lobster clasps. If you prefer handmade by me ear wires or clasps, please convo me.