Christopher B. on Jun 26, 2015
These are so nice. Great design, very skillfully made. Thank you!
Christopher B. on Jun 25, 2015
Very nicely made with lots of attention to detail. Thank you!
Raindrops to Diamonds
One summer day in a sleepy fisherman’s town on Long Island, my hometown, my best friend and I were left to our own devices for entertainment while it poured outside. Being a precocious 10 year old and always up for adventure, I needed to find a good solution to our boredom problem. We started sifting through anything in the house to play with, we got to my parents room and I saw the decorated box on the dresser and knew this would be our temporary savior. We opened it to find a treasure I knew was forbidden for my clumsy, grubby hands, but with the hypnotizing allure of my mother’s jewelry I forgot about any kind of trouble that would occur and set my sights on diamond and pearl raindrops in a land far away.
With the ominous steps of authority approaching and a complete mess of clothes, make-up and my mother’s jewels strewn about, we stood courageously waiting for the trouble we had earlier ignored. In lipstick on everything but our lips, shoes fit for a clown and gaudy amounts of necklaces, rings and bracelets glittering; we appeared to be the biggest jewelry store heist by the greatest 10 year old minds to date. My mom turned the corner and caught us red handed, she saw her most valued jewelry dangling from our necks. But to our relief she smiled, sat down and put on one of her rings saying, “Your father gave me this one for our anniversary, isn’t it beautiful?”
Then she told me to pick out my favorite one and unknowing I looked at the gleaming pile and picked one. She put it around my neck and explained the importance of its care. It had been my grandmother’s favorite, who had been a fine seamstress, and whose elegant and graceful style has been a wonderful source of artistic, creative and intellectual inspiration.
Growing up, my parents always nurtured my passion for artistic and technical endeavors. They bought me my first rock polisher and crystal growing science kits, supplied all my charcoal and pencils and my first camera. All this creative support inspired my work at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC and Southampton College on the east end of Long Island, where I graduated with a B.F.A in Fine Art. I worked for many fashion houses in NYC for a few years, but I decided to move to San Diego where a new culture could expand my experiences and help me decide what I really wanted to do. A couple years later, I just stumbled upon a metalsmithing shop and at that moment, I just knew that was it. I applied for and received the coveted scholarship from the William Goldberg Diamond Corporation in NYC, and attended GIA, The Gemological Institute of America in Carlsbad, California and received my G.J in Jewelry Manufacturing Arts.
I worked for many years for other jewelers, but found I never had time to make my own designs and also wasn’t finding the kind of modern jewelry that I would want to wear. So, I started my own company. I feel so fortunate to wake up every day and go to my studio and do what I love, and I put that love in every handcrafted piece you see today.
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Each piece is hand-fabricated by me and 100% CadCam free! I do not use any mass produced castings or computer generated designs. Each piece starts with pouring an ingot, then shaping and fabricating the metal into a work of wearable art. I thoughtfully make each piece for the wearer, made with superior quality, designed with simple, clean lines, while deconstructing nature into a refined, modern and progressive interpretation.
A lot of pieces are customizable for either silver or gold. Also, within the Float line, the bead center on the pendants or necklace can be customized for either an opal bead, rough diamond bead or a chrysoprase bead.
Please convo me if your interested in customizing a piece.
Please understand that the nature of a handmade product means it is unique and does NOT look machine made, this means each piece may vary slightly and will not be identical to the picture, unlike the way a cadcam computer generated design and casting machine would stamp out identical machined pieces.
This purchase is a partnership and it benefits both of us to have clear expectations. Because of this, I do my best to communicate what you should expect with your jewelry purchase, so should you have any further questions, please let me know and I'll gladly get back to you as soon as possible.
Accepted payment methods
I accept Paypal. Paypal accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express and eChecks.
WHAT IF YOU DON'T HAVE A PAYPAL ACCOUNT:
You do not need a Paypal account to use Paypal. You can pay using a credit card or bank account through the Paypal system. It's very easy... Simply select Paypal as your payment method in the Etsy checkout, click on the green "Pay with Paypal" button, and follow the steps to pay with a credit card.
If your having trouble, here's a helpful link with instructions...
Orders are shipped via USPS, UPS or FedEX
All of my pieces are "made to order" solely by me in my San Diego, California studio, so please check the processing times for the hand fabrication and shipment of your item. I always do my best to get your item out sooner when possible :) When your item ships, you will receive a confirmation email along with a tracking number.
Shipments are sent to the address you provide, so please make sure it is current and correct. If your Etsy address and PayPal address are different, please inform me which address you'd like me to ship to in "notes to seller" when you check out.
Please let me know in the convo section before you place your order if you prefer registered mail if your not comfortable leaving a package outside your door and wish to sign for it.
Thoughtful care is taken to ensure your items arrive safely at their destination. Items are beautifully wrapped and boxed and/or bubble wrapped to provide security and protection during shipping.
Refunds and Exchanges
Due to the nature of my designs, the reason I do not except refunds is because each piece of jewelry I make is completely hand-fabricated and "made to order" solely by me. Each piece created, requires hours of work and commitment of materials and labor. I do my absolute best to understand what's important to my customers, and the questions you may have, and clearly note the details within the listing and my shop policies in hopes that my customers are well informed about what to expect.
If, for any reason, you are not completely satisfied or in need of a repair, please message me and I will do whatever I can to find a solution. Having happy customers is extremely important to me :)
Additional policies and FAQs
Changing the size of a ring once it's made can be very difficult for most of my designs. I do charge a fee for resizing a ring in which the client specified the wrong size.
******Bracelets - for a true custom fit, please let me know what the approximate size of your wrist is in inches in the "notes to seller" section
*******Bangle bracelet purchasers, please make sure you measure the widest part of your hand, while your hand is in the position it would be in while slipping on a bangle bracelet, it should snugly fit over your knuckles. I cannot resize these bracelets if you receive it and cannot get it on or if it is falling off. Please note measurement in inches in the "notes to seller" section.
I am happy to answer any, or as many questions you may have prior to your order and I encourage you to ask :)