InspiredbyDesign

Touchstones – seriously sophisticated jewelry!

St Louis, Missouri · 58 Sales

InspiredbyDesign

Touchstones – seriously sophisticated jewelry!

St Louis, Missouri 58 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(30)

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Here is a sensuous, sophisticated collection of TOUCHSTONES
hand-crafted jewelry that has been INSPIRED BY DESIGN!

These are the best of my TOUCHSTONES Collection of one-of-a-kind jewelry - and are inspired-by trend-setting designs that will help you express your own unique spirit. No two pieces are ever alike. They are designed to fit any and every occasion. Requests for designs commissioned for special events are always welcome.

Plus, I keep secrets whenever you want to surprise someone you love. Besides, who says you can't surprise yourself.

And now, part of my newest collection features FAR AWAY FINDS - unique one-of-a-kind pieces made by co-workers who are international artisans. I donate 10% of each FAR AWAY FINDS purchase to "Women for Women International" - a non-profit agency that supports women who are victims of wars.

In my other life I am an Emmy award winning documentary filmmaker and media artist. Inspired by Design , I found TOUCHSTONES more than 10 years ago when I discovered I wanted to get back in touch with my hands.

You can discover this art you can wear with surprising combinations of keishi pearls, precious and semi-precious stones and fine quality metals. Each design you select will feel like it's created just for you.
www.touchstonesdesigns.com

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Last updated on Apr 24, 2016

LOOK! This jewlery is clinically proven to brighten your life!
See what's in store!

Here is a sensuous, sophisticated collection of TOUCHSTONES
hand-crafted jewelry that has been INSPIRED BY DESIGN!

These are the best of my TOUCHSTONES Collection of one-of-a-kind jewelry - and are inspired-by trend-setting designs that will help you express your own unique spirit. No two pieces are ever alike. They are designed to fit any and every occasion. Requests for designs commissioned for special events are always welcome.

Plus, I keep secrets whenever you want to surprise someone you love. Besides, who says you can't surprise yourself.

And now, part of my newest collection features FAR AWAY FINDS - unique one-of-a-kind pieces made by co-workers who are international artisans. I donate 10% of each FAR AWAY FINDS purchase to "Women for Women International" - a non-profit agency that supports women who are victims of wars.

In my other life I am an Emmy award winning documentary filmmaker and media artist. Inspired by Design , I found TOUCHSTONES more than 10 years ago when I discovered I wanted to get back in touch with my hands.

You can discover this art you can wear with surprising combinations of keishi pearls, precious and semi-precious stones and fine quality metals. Each design you select will feel like it's created just for you.
www.touchstonesdesigns.com

Jill Evans Petzall of Touchstones

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Jill Evans Petzall of Touchstones

Sleek abalone dangle earrings
$85.00
Delicate green handmade lampworks glass earrings
$75.00
Classy and casual gold stud & dangle earrings
$165.00
Haunting burnt umber to yellow calcite gems
$285.00
Unforgettable natural baroque pearl necklace
$3,400.00
Earthy sparkle in double-strand gem necklace
$290.00
Earthy aqua necklace for the green times ahead
$375.00
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5 out of 5 stars
(30)
ln53

ln53 on Apr 4, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Another gorgeous piece of jewelry that feels like it was made precisely for me. Jill, thank you so much. Ellen

calitexan

calitexan on Jul 2, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Luv these...they are great Cooney beads. Glad I found them. Thanks. Mary

annieterrell

annieterrell on Feb 14, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

This necklace is absolutely fabulous! Arrived in a timely fashion. I would definitely order from this designer again!!!

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About

Here is a seriously sophisticated collection of hand-made jewelry, inspired by design, and no two pieces are alike.

I began making jewelry as a meditation of sorts – like a path winding through nature. No two snow-flakes or flowers are ever exactly alike. Neither are my designs.

I hope my designs surprise you with chic combinations of freshwater pearls, precious and semi-precious stones, and fine quality metals.

I take pride in building a business anchored in originality, integrity, and quality - I especially enjoy doing all I can for you when you purchase my Touchstones.

My favorite materials glisten with pastels, muted silvery palates, or earthy colors, rather than loud, primary ones. These hues are kinder to our souls and they sit well against a wide range of skin tones.

My husband shoots every image you see on the site, while in his other life, he is a Senior Professor of Philosophy at Washington University.

My friends, grand-children, and colleagues are my models. Their smiles are real.

I travel from Tucson to New York to Bangkok to Hong Kong to acquire the most unique elements for my designs.

I love the materials I select.

The silvers and golds that I use are always high quality silvers (sterling and Thai Hill Tribe) and high-carat gold plate or vermeil.

I love baroque pearls, with all their lustres and unusual shapes.
I love gemstones faceted with very fine veins and reticulations.
I love vintage ambers and corals.
I love the smooth rainbows on the inside of abalone.
I love the density of turquoises and jades.

I hope my Touchstones jewelry speaks about the beauty and bounty of what the earth gives us; and how the elements that are most irregular can tell of the earth’s perfection.

And I hope you enjoy my Touchstones as much as I enjoy creating them. They are Inspired by Design.

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  • Jill Evans Petzall

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photography Art Director

    I began making jewelry so I could get back in touch with my hands! In my other life, I am an Emmy award winning documentary filmmaker and media artist. and photographer. I also an a university instructor teaching courses on Feminist Film Theory.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 23, 2014
I would love to create something for you which would reflect the beauty and importance of your most special events in life and, indeed, any other everyday occasion. Jewelry is the perfect gift to celebrate your wonderful relationships and is something that can be handed down to daughters and, in turn, their own children in the knowledge that it was created with love and worn by someone loved.

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Payment
I accept US checks by post, and major credit cards via PayPal. To pay, simply select the appropriate payment method in the etsy store, and you will either be redirected to PayPal, or you will receive an email containing instructions about where to send your check. I mail your purchases 1-3 business days after your payment has cleared your account. I do not accept cashiers checks nor deal with private shipping companies.
You can still make a purchase, even if I am on vacation. Your order will be set aside and saved for you, and once I return, I will mail it to you asap.
Shipping
All items are packed in individual gift bags and shipped using USPS insured Priority Mail. Shipping fees to the United States are typically: $12 for 1 item, and just $4 for each additional item, depending on value of the items. If you'd like me to insure your new Touchstones, there is a $25 surcharge, invoiced separately. If you would like an item shipped to an address other than your own, just email me with the reference number and let me know. Expedited shipping is available for a $40 surcharge. All surcharges will be billed via PayPal or by personal check, and need to be paid before your purchase is mailed.
Refunds and Exchanges
It is important to me that you love your new piece of jewelry, so if there are any problems with your jewelry please feel free to contact me. Any piece of jewelry can be returned within 10 days of receipt for exchange or Touhcstones credit in the form of a gift certificate. Due to the one-of-a-kind nature of the pieces I am not able to offer refunds unless prior arrangements have been made before you place your order.
Additional policies and FAQs
Before buying, please do not hesitate to contact me personally with any questions about Touchstones. Email works best.

I regularly create custom jewelry for weddings or any other celebratory occasions. I try to create ensembles for groups that are each individual, one-of-a-kind, and yet, each design harmonizes together for a common theme or color palate.

If you would like to commission any custom-made jewelry, just email me your details (including your phone number) and I will call you back to discuss your ideas with you. Please allow 6 weeks from our initial plan to delivery.