Gemstone Jewelry Custom Designer Fashions on Etsy

Arnold, California · 80 Sales


Gemstone Jewelry Custom Designer Fashions on Etsy

Arnold, California 80 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Gemstone and other Custom Unique Jewelry items (plus some vintage pieces from my family treasures.)

I live in the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountains of Northern California with my sweet husband, precious pets and a variety of gorgeous wildlife, all of which I adore!

I have always been fastinated with beautiful rocks and stones. I've been creating beaded jewelry since I was a teenager. My first job was in a craft store where I was paid in beads....wampum!

Now, in semi-retirement, I have combined my passions and create unique gemstone jewelry. Many pendants and stones are hand picked at gem and mineral shows. I always look for the "story" within each stone to guide me through the design and derive most of my inspirations from nature.

I'm currently battling breast and lymph node cancer and am determined to beat it! I'll avoid delayed responses as best I can, but please bear with me on a bad day. I promise to make things right.

I've volunteered with the local humane society for many years in rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming (hence the "leftover" pets ;-). I hope you enjoy browsing my shop!

PS: I am very happy to talk/listen about your own cancer concerns and try to help as many others as have been helping me. We learn useful "stuff" as we go through the processes! i.e., I have a SUPER protein powder, fruit, yogurt, milk smoothie recipe to share!

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  • GemsByBren

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Welcome! I'm Brenda (designer/creator) and my husband Curtis Jennings (shipping dept. :D) I specialize in designing unique gemstone jewelry, lampwork glass and other assorted jewelry treasures.

  • Lorna Arbutus Bullard 1950s

    My Lovely Lady Mother ~ Estate Sale Items

Shop policies

Last updated on November 22, 2011
Welcome to Gems By Bren. I use mostly natural, semi-precious gemstones in my work. If accenting beads other than real stones are used (or color enhanced accenting stones) it will be noted in the description. I try to create jewelry that is attractive but yet affordable.

I take great pride in my work and it gives me much pleasure when someone enjoys wearing it. Much persistence goes into the creation of each piece. On necklaces I use 7 strand accu-wire and ends are reinforced with crimp beads in addition to knotting.

Accepted payment methods

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  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
Returns and exchanges
I will fully refund or exchange any item you are not satisfied with, or that arrives damaged, as long as the return is made within 7 days of your receipt of the item (shipping costs are not included unless return warrants a total refund). Please email or convo me if you are not pleased and would like to make a return. Buyer pays cost of shipping returned item. Sorry, no refunds or exchanges after 7 days.
Payment is in US dollars. I accept Pay Pal, personal check or Money Orders made payable to Brenda Jennings (item will be shipped once the check clears, usually 7 to 10 days). PayPal payments must be made within 72 hours or item will be re-listed. If there is a delay in payment via personal check, MO or pay pal, please let me know and this may be extended. I ship within 3 days of payment. If you wish to cancel your order please do so within 48 hours so the item can be re-listed. Please submit payment upon checkout.
Your purchase will arrive in a gift box placed within bubble wrap for extra protection.

All orders will be shipped once payment clears. All shipping will be by USPS (unless buyer requests and pays for alternative shipping.) Shipments within the US will be by first class mail. Orders over 35.00 will be insured. I will ship other methods if requested.

Orders shipped outside the US will go Priority mail. Any charges for import other than freight and insurance are the responsibility of the buyer.

Note: I offer FREE shipping of secondary items to the same address because often I offer a matching pair of earrings with necklace, but when multiple items are purchased with different shipping charges, please pay the standard shipping charge.
Additional policies and FAQs

Jewelry items arrive in zip lock bags with a small piece of chalk in box. If you store your jewelry in an airtight bag along with chalk it greatly slows the tarnishing process of metals.

For the gemstone jewelry, do not use any cleaning solutions on the stones. Gently Buff the gold or silver with a specially treated cloth and only buff the stones with a plain, soft cloth.