Haley on Oct 11, 2016
This ring set is beautiful, and just as pictured. I have gotten so many compliments on my new wedding set!
Wear my dream
Hello, my name is Setsuko. I am originally from Japan, but now my home is in Toronto, Canada. The name of my shop, Every Bear Jewel, is a direct translation of my ancestors’ family name, Maikuma, into English. Mai means “every” and kuma means “bear”. I design and make original fine art jewelry.
In my 30s, I made a big decision to take the first step in the direction I wanted to go in. All my life, I have been creative and taught myself the skills needed to complete self-directed projects. However, I knew there was only so much I could teach myself. So, in 2006, I came to Toronto. For four years, I worked day and night studying theories and practical skills at OCAD University. I adapted to a new culture, I learned a new language, and I discovered a talent and a passion for making jewelry.
I truly enjoy creating beautiful objects to share with people. I use different metals, such as gold and silver, combined with gorgeous precious and semi-precious stones, including diamonds, sapphires, white topaz, black spinel, citrine, amethyst, and peridot. The incredible colors, shapes, and patterns of certain stones are so eye-catching they seem to call out to me, demanding that their beauty be recognized. With each stone, I try to imagine the best way to highlight its natural beauty in an item of jewelry. Sometimes I can’t believe I am using the same material that Egyptians worked with 3,000 years ago.
I’m always daydreaming about new pieces of jewelry. It doesn’t matter if I’m sitting at my work table, walking along the street, or taking a shower — I’m thinking about themes to explore, the wonderful materials I have to work with, and different ways of mixing and matching basic elements into unique and attractive arrangements. I am inspired by shapes and textures found in nature, by things I love (like animals), and by playing with my materials. When an idea comes to me, I try to act quickly and test it out
as soon as I can. Sometimes I will make sketches and put the image in my mind on paper, but often I go directly into making a prototype. I become so excited to bring a new design to life that I can’t wait to see it myself! I love being so absorbed in what I’m doing that I forget time exists.
My designs are unique, original and, I think, a little bit fun. I like harmony in my work, and try to balance colors, forms, and compositions together with a guiding theme, such as animals or nature, to provide a variety of options to suit different customers. I consider how my work will fit on the human body so that the wearer is comfortable, and how my jewelry works with current trends and fashions.
It was quite a risk to go to a new country, and study at a university in a second language. Through good days and bad, my desire to become a full-time jewelry artist drove me forward. So now, when I am just beginning to see that my efforts were worth it, I can’t tell you how happy I am that I chose to pursue my dream. It’s impossible to describe how valuable it is to me to be doing exactly what I want to be doing. I can decide my own path, I can be independent and make the choices that affect my life and my business and my career. I am the captain of a small boat!
For more about Every Bear Jewel and me, please see the article featured in March 2013.
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photographer, Customer Service
Toronto-based jewellery artist. Majored in jewellery. Graduated from OCAD University with a Bachelor of Design in Material Art and Design.
Most rings are made to order for your size. It takes about 3-4 weeks to make orders.
Please make sure to click the size you need.
★ I strongly recommend my customers to double-check the correct size needed ★
If you are not sure your ring size, I highly recommend to visit a local jewellery shop to ask help to check your size.
In case, the buyer did not provide the ring size information in the order, the making process starts from the day I received the ring size information. This means that it takes 3-4 weeks to finish the ring from the day I receive the ring size information.
It is possible to sell most set rings separately. Please feel free to ask me the prices.
The rings in the listed pictures are mostly in size5,6 or 7. In larger size such as over size9, the stones might look smaller than expected.
I contact customers via Etsy convo(Etsy message system). Size inquiry( if not submitted), notification of shipment and so on.
After placing orders, the customers will receive Etsy automatical message of "confirmation of order received" to their e-mail, but not to their Etsy convo.
I contact my customers for Notification of Shipment, after I finish and ship the orders.
If you need to contact me after placing order, please send me message to my Etsy convo, but NOT my e-mail.
All diamonds in my works are conflict-free.
I work with 14K and 18K gold and sterling silver. I do not work with any plated metal.
White gold contains nickel.
All precious/semiprecious stones are genuine stones. I do not work with synthetic stones, unless customers specially ask.
I am willing to set the stone you like, if the stones are available. I will check my stock and calculate the price difference.
I do not work with customer-providing materials, such as customers' stones, for some reasons.
Currenly, only available custom order is switching stones or metals in my designs that already listed in Every Bear Jewel.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
I accept PayPal, credit card, debit card and Etsy Gift Card.
Made to Order items will be started to make after received the order(cleared payment).
Canadian customers will have applied GST/HST to their purchases during checkout.
If the customer submit a wrong address, I am not responsible for the loss or re-send costs.
The buyers are responsible for any additional cost of custom duties.
***Items under $100(over$30)***(for Canada, US and International buyers)
Free Shipping (to Canada/US) and $3.88 International Shipping are “Regular Mail” that does NOT have TRACKING NUMBER and insurance. EveryBearJewel cannot replace/refund for the lost items.
If you would like to purchase insurance/tracking number;
<to Canada/US> please choose “Trackable to US” or "Trackable to Canada" from shipping options during the order process.
<to Other International Destinations> please contact me for the availability and the cost of the trackable(insured) shipping, before you place order. I will gladly to help you to find the upgrade shipping costs.
<Regular Mail Delivery Time>
To Canada about 2-7business days, to USA about 2weeks, to international about 14 business days.
Estimated delivery times are NOT GUARANTEED. It is depending on the local postal condition and custom. Please understand that it is impossible for me to control postal delays or postal errors.
☆NOTE☆: In December, because of holiday season, the delays of the delivery sometimes happen.
If you need to receive your order by a certain day, I strongly recommend to request(purchase) the Express Delivery. Please contact me other shipping options before you place order.
***Items over $100***(for Canada and US buyers)
I insure over $100-items, and send by registered mail with tracking number to US and Canada.
In case, the combined order of under-$100-items becomes over$100, they are shipped by regular mail, unless the buyer request registered mail and pay the extra cost needed.
***Item over $100***(for International buyer)
To other international destinations, the listed shipping does NOT include a tracking number and insurance. EveryBearJewel is not responsible for lost items. If you would like to purchase a tracking number and insurance, please contact me for the cost of the upgrade shipping, before you place order. I am happy to help you to check the shipping costs.
***Items under $30***(for Canada, US and International buyers)
Free Shipping to Canada, $2.88 to US, $3.88 International Shipping are “Regular Mail” that does NOT have TRACKING NUMBER and insurance. EveryBearJewel cannot replace/refund for the lost items.
If you would like to purchase insurance/tracking number;
<to Canada/US> please choose “Trackable” from shipping option during the order process.
<to Other International Destinations> please contact me for the availability and the cost of the shipping, before you place order.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are not happy with your purchase, please contact me before you leave an unsatisfied feedback. We can discuss to solve the problems.
All jewelry are made, checked and packed very carefully, however, in case, you would receive wrong item or defective work (the damage obviously caused in making process), I will replace or repair the piece, please contact me within 5 days after receive the items. Have to be returned in unworn condition and in the original package. In case the damages would be caused by the customers, I am not responsible for it.
All jewellery are made with care about the quality and the durability, however, in case of the defective items, the customers have to contact me within 5 days after the items arrive to them, and have to ship back the item within 5 days after the items arrive to them, with NON-WORN, NON-USED CONDITION with the original box.
EveryBearJewel DOES NOT offer “life-long-guarantee” to customers. The problems caused after the 5 days the items arrive, I would need to charge the customers for the repair fee and all the shipping costs for the repair, or would suggest to the customers to do repair at a local jewellery store with the customers' expense.
EveryBearJewel is NOT responsible for the repair of the problems in the cases below.
-the problems/damages caused by the customers.
-the problems/damages happened in the already worn pieces by the customers.
-without contact from the customers about the problems within 5 days after the items arrived to the customers.
-without any returning actions by customers within 10 days after the item arrived to the customers.
In the case of refund/exchange for "ready to ship" items, contact me within 5 days of arrival. The item will have to be send to the seller within 10 days in original condition(unworn,unused,no damages)with the original package . I cannot accept refund/exchange if the customers did not contace me within 5 days after the item arrives to them.
The first shipping fee is non-refundable.
The buyer will be responsible for the shipping cost for return.
After I received the returned items, I will do a refund or ship the exchange item.
If the buyer submitted wrong ring size, I will need to charge the cusotmers for re-sizing and all the shipping costs needed for the re-sizing request.
★Please double check the ring size that you need, before you place order. If you are not sure your ring size, I highly recommend you to visit local jewellery shops to ask to check your ring size.
Additional policies and FAQs
Every Bear Jewel will only use your shipping address and contact information to communicate with you about your order, to fulfill your order and or for legal reasons (like paying tax).
If you feel more comfortable to communicate in Japanese rather than in English, please feel free to contact me in Japanese.