ExcessDesign

Specializing in Precision Cut Gemstones and Jewelry

104 Sales

ExcessDesign

Specializing in Precision Cut Gemstones and Jewelry

104 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(42)

Shop owner

Troy

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Custom orders available

Troy

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5 out of 5 stars
(42)
beauwenatchee

beauwenatchee on Jun 1, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
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Dependable seller, fast shipping and surprising quality silver

cibhil

cibhil on Dec 29, 2016

5 out of 5 stars
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mosini1

mosini1 on Nov 11, 2016

5 out of 5 stars
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A quality piece, delivered on time, and as described.

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About

Gemstones! Gemstones! Gemstones!

I have a small home studio where I cut stones till my heart is content, which it must never be content because I can't get enough gemcutting! Often I will look at a rough shape for a long time or even let it rest for several weeks before I decide what shape will cut the best yield. Sadly enough, gemcutters usually get 15-30% yield from the original rough stone. The cutting and polishing of a stone can take anywhere from 3 to 20+ hours depending upon shape, number of facets, and size.

The gem rough are sourced from trustworthy, reliable sources from around the world.
I sell worldwide.

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  • Troy

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I have been a student of gemology for many years, as well as a gem collector. One day it struck me. Why am I buying gemstones when I could be making them? I bought a faceting machine and taught myself how to facet. I am completely obsessed!

Shop policies

Last updated on May 17, 2016

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
Shipping
I ship via United States Postal Service promptly after receiving cleared payment, Monday through Friday excluding holidays. Custom orders are started after receiving cleared payment and typically ship within 3-4 weeks. Ring re-sizing ships within 14-18 days. International buyers are solely responsible for any and all duties or taxes. Please be aware that delivery delays by the carrier (mail or other) or customs can occasionally occur which are beyond control.
Refunds and Exchanges
I stand 100% behind all my work. Your satisfaction is my goal. But, If you happen to have placed a custom order or had a ring resized I cannot offer a refund. All other items will have a 7 day return policy less shipping costs.
Additional policies and FAQs
Each gemstone rough is sourced from ethical, trusted and reliable sources.

Please recognize that each monitor or viewing device will display colors differently. My photos, when viewed on my monitor, represent the colors of items very closely to the actual color in natural lighting. The actual color of an item when viewed in person could appear slightly different than what you are viewing on a computer monitor.

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Want to know how to care for your silver jewelry?
Sterling Silver is a precious metal.
A little information about my silver:
My Sterling is alloyed with copper to enhance its durability.
My sterling silver consists of 92.5 percent silver and 7.5 percent copper.
Oxidation reactions will occur, especially with sulfur and oxygen, causing silver to become tarnished.
Ring Sizing can cause your sterling to turn color on your finger. This happens because the copper is drawn to the surface by the sizing. Soaking your sized ring in ammonia for a few hours can take care of this problem, if it happens to you. Rinse with water and dry fully.

Avoid the following:
Applying hair colors or permanent solutions while wearing your jewelry
Showering with your jewelry on
Body lotions, hair spray, suntan lotions, or oils of any kind on your jewelry
Sweat, soaps with bleach, eggs, onions and many other items
Even taking certain antibiotics can cause sterling to tarnish
Never removing your jewelry.
Swimming in pools
Cleaning products for your house
Leaving jewelry out when not wearing them (not in a case/box)

Easy steps to remove tarnish at home:
You will need a small glass bowl, baking soda, piece of tin foil, and warm water.
Put the piece of tin foil in the bottom of the glass bowl.
Place 1-2 table spoons of baking soda on top of the foil.
Fill with hot tap water and place your sterling on top of the foil.
Your sterling should begin to have air bubbles coming off it.
Wait 5 - 10 minutes or until there are no bubbles on the sterling piece
Remove from solution.
Dry the silver very well before storage to prevent water stains (try using a hair dryer on low).