New Haven, Connecticut · 220 Sales



New Haven, Connecticut 220 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Note from shop owner Thanks for visiting! The shop is on vacation and will re-open in February 2016.

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Last updated on Dec 3, 2016

Thanks for visiting! The shop is on vacation and will re-open in February 2016.


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staceyjohnsonart on Feb 2, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Really beautiful and very light. I lost one of them the first week. Very sad. :(


celecannizzaro on Jul 18, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

These earrings are a wonderful bright pink color, perfect for summer. I will be wearing them every time they work with my clothes. So much fun!


celecannizzaro on Jul 18, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

These earrings are beautiful, distinctive, and go with everything, from casual to dressy. I highly recommend Wendy B's handmade jewelry.

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Precious and Semi Precious Gemstone Jewelry

Welcome! I’ve been designing and making precious and semi precious gemstone jewelry now for thirteen years. I started out in Connecticut where I sold my jewelry at shows and in local boutiques. Producing high quality jewelry is very important to me. As such, I work almost exclusively in precious and semi-precious gemstones, freshwater pearls, sterling silver, and 14K gold-fill. I avoid the use of plated metals in my jewelry design, as my goal is to create jewelry that will last for years to come without losing its original colors and without irritating your skin. I have taken and taught courses in jewelry design and enjoy assembling pieces that are made with love and integrity. Many of my pieces are one of a kind.

What do I love besides jewelry design? My family, traveling and learning about other cultures, psychology, social justice, salsa and tango dancing, yoga, and meditation.

I am currently working towards my PhD in Clinical Psychology. Jewelry design has turned out to be the perfect outlet for my creativity and a great way to help support my studies.

I hope that you’ll enjoy browsing my pieces and find something that you want to make your own! If you have any questions about me or my work, please feel free to contact me. I truly appreciate your support.

With love,

Wendy B

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  • Wendy B

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Jewelry design is the perfect balance to my other roles as student, therapist, teacher, and researcher. I take such joy knowing that people from all over wear and love my pieces. Thank you for all your love and support!

Shop policies

Last updated on October 29, 2012
Thanks for stopping by my shop, Gems by Wendy B!

All of my pieces are handmade with great attention to detail and quality. My hope is for you to wear my pieces for years to come. For that reason I use high quality materials to prevent fading or deterioration. The materials that I use almost exclusively include precious and semi-precious gemstones, freshwater pearls, sterling silver, and 14K gold-filled. On occasion I will use crystals, vermeil, and precious metal clay.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
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  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
I accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover Card, PayPal and personal checks. You can purchase items via PayPal using your credit card even if you do not have a PayPal account. If paying with check, your purchase will be mailed once check clears.

I ask that you please make your payment within 3 days of purchase, otherwise the order will be canceled. Please convo me if you need a few more days to make your payment, and we can figure something out that works for the both of us.

Connecticut residents: sales tax will be applied to your total.
Once payment has gone through, I will ship your order USPS first class with delivery confirmation within one to four days. If you would like to purchase insurance for the item or upgrade the shipping, please convo me before making the purchase so that I can check on the prices and revise the listing to display the correct shipping charges. As I track all shipped items, I cannot be responsible for lost items.

My pieces will be shipped to you in a gift box with ribbon.

International orders: I am happy to ship to most countries. There are exceptions, however, as some countries have placed restrictions on items such as jewelry. Please convo me ahead of purchase so that I may check to see whether your country has such restrictions. Customs and duty fees will be the responsibility of the buyers. Note that some international packages may take a while to arrive due to customs. If you would like to ensure the safety of your purchase, consider upgrading to registered mail, priority mail with insurance, or express mail. Please convo me if you would like to upgrade your shipping, and I will revise the shipping price.
Refunds and Exchanges
I do hope that you love whatever piece(s) you select. But of course, if you are unsatisfied for any reason, I will gladly refund your purchase (minus the shipping) if you return the item to me within 5 days of receiving it. Please ensure that the item is returned in the same condition in which it was sent, with the original packaging intact. You will be responsible for return shipping.

Please contact me to plan a return.

Custom orders are non-returnable.
Additional policies and FAQs
Gifts: If you wish to have me send your item as a gift, please convo me with the new shipping address or leave a comment upon purchase.

Sizing: Most necklaces can be made shorter. Please convo me if you would like a shorter length. Please note: custom orders are non-returnable.

Custom orders: I can sometimes accommodate custom orders. Let me know what you have in mind!

Thanks for browsing! Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.