callie robertson on Jun 14, 2016
Super cute babies! It took me a couple months to write a review and they're still alive and well!
GemSprouts is the ORIGINAL living plant jewelry company. We are trying to make a difference in the world by offering high quality living plant pendants that are not only unique and beautiful, but help the environment. A portion of proceeds are donated to local and nation conservation efforts. All of our plants come from pesticide and chemical free greenhouses, and are shipped from Central Florida, not overseas.
Even though our home base is here on Etsy, we have been featured in the Knot, magazine, on numerous sites such as Fab, Handmadeology, UsTrendy, Smashing Darling, etc... as well as unknown numbers of blogs, review sites, and newsletters. Our plant pendants are shipped nationwide and we are the distributors for numerous botanical gardens, State Forests Discover Centers, boutiques, gift shops, and florists.
We are busy, busy little bees, so also make sure to stop by our other Etsy shops for digital images, craft supplies, and hand made jewelry:
Digital clip art and graphics - www.etsy.com/shop/SilverOakImages
Digital paper packs - www.etsy.com/shop/SilverOakPapers
Vector graphics - www.etsy.com/shop/SilverOakVectors
Digital collages - https://www.etsy.com/shop/SilverOakCollages
Printable vintage images - https://www.etsy.com/shop/SilverOakEphemera
Handmade silver jewelry - http://www.etsy.com/shop/SilverOakJewelry
Art pendants and unique necklaces - http://www.etsy.com/shop/ChronoMachina
We offer wholesale and wedding packages, please check out www.gemsprouts.com for more information.
Tiny cactus believes in you.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
We are required to charge 6.5% Sales tax to Florida Residents
(6% State and .05% Volusia County Surtax)
We have elected to have all of our collected sales tax donated to the “Educational Enhancement Trust Fund for Classroom Technology” pursuant Tax Information Publication No: 06A01-20
Shipping charges for lockets includes an additional 75-cent charge for insurance on First Class packages.
To keep plants from having to spend the weekend at the post office, I normally do not ship on Fridays or Saturday.
If your package does not arrive as scheduled, please contact your local post office first. All orders come with tracking, which can be found in your account. Also, keep in mind that many post offices will mark your package as "delivered" when it reaches your local branch, rather than when it's actually in your mailbox, and it will probably show up the next day. If it does not arrive, please contact us within a reasonable time frame. If you wait 4 - 6 weeks to let us know that a package has not arrived, we may not have any stock left.
If you purchase a non-plant item out of country, you are responsible for all customs and import taxes. Please verify these with your postal system before purchase.
We do not ship outside of the US due to the phytosanitary permits and costs required.
- Nous n'expédions pas à l'échelle internationale pour des raisons juridiques
- No enviamos internacionalmente por razones legales
Refunds and Exchanges
We attempt to describe and measure all of our items as accurately as possible, so please make sure to read descriptions carefully before ordering.
Please note: For locket purchases, if your order is lost or damaged during transit and you have chosen Priority Shipping, which includes insurance, we will refund or replace the order, free of charge. We are not responsible for orders that are lost or damaged if you select First Class. This is also stated on the listing itself.
While our GemSprouts come with a small cord, please do not hang them from your bags or on your keys - this can cause the plants to become dislodged, the containers to pop open, knock against other items and get scratched, or get stolen. We cannot replace or refund items that are lost, stolen, or damaged due to improper care or neglect.
Additional policies and FAQs
::::::::::::::::::: SHIPPING & PACKAGING :::::::::::::::::::
Please be advised that due to US Custom Laws we cannot ship GemSprouts outside of the US, Hawaii, or to military bases in foreign countries.
All orders are shipped via USPS First Class in crush-proof cardboard boxes, unless you purchase the Priority 2 - 3 Day upgrade where orders will be sent in Flat-Rate small or medium sized boxes.
Most of our orders are sent out within 48 hours, but during peak holiday seasons, some orders may not go out for 3 - 5 business days. If this is the case, we will adjust our shipping times accordingly in the Shipping & Policies Tab.
Please make sure your plant is not left in the mailbox or outside for very long if you live in cold climates, and is unboxed as soon as possible.
Most of our packing materials are recyclable, or have been donated by local companies. Please reuse if possible.
::::::::::: HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR PLANT :::::::::::
GemSprouts are almost completely maintenance free. Like all plants they require earth, sun, and water. Each is planted in a special nutrient rich soil pad made of peat moss that promotes water absorption and strong stems.
For dome containers, once a month simply place your GemSprout in a shallow dish of water for 2 - 3 minutes. Keep your tiny friend happy with an hour of sunlight each day (but don't hang them from your rear view mirror, leave them in the windowsill, or direct sunlight for very long) and like all plants, your GemSprout will continue to grow!
For droplet containers, once a month either open the capsule and place a few drops of water around the base of the plant, or run the tip under the faucet (over the two small air holes), until a few drops get inside.
Once you notice your plant is outgrowing the capsule, normally between 6 months and a year - simply replant your GemSprout in a larger container, or out in the garden.
If you water them too much, they will outgrow their capsules in a matter of weeks, so please do not water them more than once a month, no matter how tempting it may be. All plants are watered prior to shipping and will not need to be watered again for 3 - 4 weeks after.