GaiasCandy

Sweet little indulgences from Mother Nature

Berlin, Germany On Etsy since 2015

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GaiasCandy

Sweet little indulgences from Mother Nature

Berlin, Germany | 2,680 Sales

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Announcement    PLEASE NOTE, the postal services of several countries, including the USPS, are not accepting international shipments at this time. If you need your item quickly and are located in America or Australia, or if you aren't sure if these shipping restrictions apply to your country, please select the "Express Shipping" option at checkout. Otherwise, I will ship your item as soon as regular postal service to your country resumes.


As a precaution during the current corona crisis, I have extended my processing time to 6-8 weeks. HOWEVER, as long as my suppliers are open and the postal service remains operational, I will maintain my usual 1-2 week processing time. Stay healthy out there, folks!


Welcome to Gaia's Candy, the perfect place to find the perfect gift!
Taking inspiration from the natural world, I use sterling silver, gold, and gemstones in their natural crystal forms, and as polished and faceted beads and cut stones, to create unique, hand made jewelry that is truly one-of-a-kind!

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Last updated on May 6, 2020

PLEASE NOTE, the postal services of several countries, including the USPS, are not accepting international shipments at this time. If you need your item quickly and are located in America or Australia, or if you aren't sure if these shipping restrictions apply to your country, please select the "Express Shipping" option at checkout. Otherwise, I will ship your item as soon as regular postal service to your country resumes.


As a precaution during the current corona crisis, I have extended my processing time to 6-8 weeks. HOWEVER, as long as my suppliers are open and the postal service remains operational, I will maintain my usual 1-2 week processing time. Stay healthy out there, folks!


Welcome to Gaia's Candy, the perfect place to find the perfect gift!
Taking inspiration from the natural world, I use sterling silver, gold, and gemstones in their natural crystal forms, and as polished and faceted beads and cut stones, to create unique, hand made jewelry that is truly one-of-a-kind!

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About GaiasCandy

Sales 2,680
On Etsy since 2015

From hobby to happiness...

I started out as a hobby beader about 14 years ago, making simple beaded necklaces and earrings in my free time for friends and family. I've always loved jewelry and gemstones, though, and always wanted to learn how to create more interesting pieces. In the last few years I've realized that the more I learn about jewelrymaking and metalworking, the more captivated I am by the whole process. I've now gotten to the point that I can't imagine doing anything else! Creating jewelry is an essential part of who I am... If I wasn't able to sit down and create the pieces I dream up, a huge piece would be missing from my life.

My husband is also a creative-type! If you'd like to see his handiwork, have a look at LivoltArts.etsy.com :)

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  • Deanna

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    Taking inspiration from the natural world, I use sterling silver and gemstones in their natural crystalline forms, and as polished and faceted beads and cut stones, to create unique jewelry that is truly one-of-a-kind!

  • Deanna

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    Taking inspiration from the natural world, I use sterling silver, filled and solid gold, and gemstones in their natural crystal forms to create unique jewelry that is truly one-of-a-kind!

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Last updated on Jan 5, 2019
Frequently asked questions
What is filled gold?

Filled gold (also called gold fill) is a type of metal comprised of 14k gold electroplated over brass or copper. The layer is much (at least 10x) thicker than the gold layer on regular plated-gold jewelry. Because of the thickness and stability of the gold layer, filled gold can withstand heating and forging, and is suitable for use in more complex jewelry pieces. As it is chemically bonded to the core metal, the gold will not flake or peel off.

Filled gold is an excellent alternative if you don't plan to wear your ring every day. If you do, though, maybe consider going with solid gold. Solid gold is harder, and less likely to lose its shape over time - and will never tarnish or discolor.

Will my filled gold jewelry tarnish?

As a rule, gold fill does not tarnish. You may see a bit of darkening on the small surfaces where the metal ends (the tips of the prongs in a claw setting, for example), but you can easily clean this away with a regular tarnish remover. The more the piece is worn and touched, the less likely it is that you will notice this happening, though, because the natural oils in the wearer's skin will protect the metal from air, therefore preventing oxidation.

Will my gold fill jewelry ever lose its gold layer?

While gold fill does have a thicker, more stable layer of gold than, say, plated gold, it will eventually wear off. This will likely take years to happen, but eventually, yes, it may, especially if you wear your ring every day. This won't affect the actual look of the ring, but will make it more susceptible to tarnishing (and make it more likely that you could have an allergic reaction to the metal, if you're sensitive to copper and/or brass). If you are looking for a wedding or engagement ring, I always recommend having your ring made in solid gold. If you're looking for a beautiful ring to wear for fun, though, gold fill would be a good choice :)

Is it possible to have my ring resized?

Because some designs cannot be resized, it is always best to know your exact ring size before you order. However, if you don't know exactly which size you'll be needing (for eample, if you're purchasing an engagement ring, or a gift for someone else), a resizing may be possible. If there is a possibility you'll be needing a resizing, please let me know before you place your order, and I'll tell you if the design you are interested in purchasing can be resized.

My ring doesn't fit. How do I have it resized?

If your ring doesn't fit, please let me know as soon as possible. If the design of your ring is conducive to resizing, I will be happy to take care of it for you. Just pay shipping one way, and I'll take care of the rest :)

If you decide to take the ring to a local jeweler for resizing, be sure to tell them if your ring is made of gold fill. Gold fill becomes very soft when it's been heated, so it will need to be work-hardened after resizing. If you have problems with your ring after bringing it to a third-party jeweler, I may be able to repair your ring, for a fee. Please contact me first.