KREDUM

Hand forged damasteel and steel rings and jewelry

Pecka, Czechia · 1751 Sales

KREDUM

Hand forged damasteel and steel rings and jewelry

Pecka, Czechia 1751 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(402)

Announcement   Custom hand forged WEDDING and ENGAGEMENT RINGS for your special day.
Hand-made womens and mens jewelry made of damascus steel and stainless steel.

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Custom hand forged WEDDING and ENGAGEMENT RINGS for your special day.
Hand-made womens and mens jewelry made of damascus steel and stainless steel.

Hynek Kalista

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Hynek Kalista

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5 out of 5 stars
(402)
Leslie T

Leslie T on Aug 25, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Exactly as expected. As a first time ring buyer, getting the fit right was a challenge, so these rings really came in handy! Got to try them on for a few days to see which size would best most comfortable during any time of day. Requested UPS shipping was very fast! Very happy with communication with seller as well.

Leslie T

Leslie T on Aug 25, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Exactly as expected. Very happy this store offers test rings for both flat and comfort fit! As a first time ring buyer, getting the fit right was a challenge, so these rings really came in handy! Got to try them on for a few days to see which size would best most comfortable during any time of day. UPS shipping was very fast! Very happy with communication with seller as well.

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About

Jewelry made with love

Hi, there! Thank you for visiting our Etsy shop. Our names are Hana and Hynek Kalista and we live together with our two children, dog and cat in a small town in the east of the Czech Republic. Every day we create new jewelry in our own design for our lovely customers. And what makes us happy? We make affectionately and with pleasure different products like damascus and stainless steel jewelry, house accessories and fashion jewelry. Your satisfaction with our work is what makes us happy.

The company KREDUM CZ Ltd. was built on our long-standing art and handicraft activities and more and more successful attempts at making jewelry and hand-made products. First we tried to create unusual gifts for our family and friends. In 2008 we first offered our products for sale on the public internet marketplace. With the growing number of orders we have improved our production processes and our products have developed. The turning point came with the first rings forged from stainless damascus steel. They have met with a great interest.
Therefore, in July 2008, we established our company and created our first website. In the beginning it was a hobby and additional income, but over time the volume of production grew and has become our main source of livelihood.

On our websites you can find various products like damascus and stainless steel jewelry, house accessories and fashion jewelry made with love and passion for our work. All products are the result of our own fantasy, but it is also possible to create a jewel in your own design according to your proposals and ideas. We use only hand forge technique and hand grinding and polishing without using machines. The main feature of our products is their specific irregularity and asymmetry, which gives the jewelry its unique charm.

You can watch our promotional video here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2G0P8TIElOc&feature=youtu.be

Damascus steel, which is used to make jewelry, is a special type of steel which consists of many layers of two types of steel. It has properties similar to surgical steel or starsteel but it is enriched with unusual pattern which comes from etching and looks like a wood structure. Damascus steel is durable, does not rust, does not cause allergies, and does not change color. In case of getting worn out, the structure can be restored again at any time (we offer lifetime service to all our jewelry). Jewelry made of stainless steel is also maintenance-free.

The main trend today is finding an alternative approach and new solutions. The damascus steel has a lot to offer. Each jewel is different. First it is caused by the unique material pattern, which is always different, and then it is caused by processing, which is entirely manual.
Most of our jewelry comes through a demanding process of forging and subsequent grinding.
First, a piece of raw material is separated and then manually forged into the basic shape of the future jewelry. After that we use various kinds of hand tools such as milling machines, coarse and fine emeries, rasps, sanding belts, polishing tools and much more. By gradual hand grinding the jewel gets more accurate and more graceful shape. After final polishing of the jewel surface comes a bit of alchemy. The jewel has to be bathed in an acid for a while.
This last phase is the most exciting. After gradual etching of layers appears the mystery of damascus steel – its pattern, the final face of jewelry.

The video of the production is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8fEokrUBXQ&list=UUEN-u9URIRm5CrsWtcrGcjw&index=8&feature=plcp

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  • Hana and Hynek Kalista

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Photography

    Welcome to our shop! We are Hana and Hynek Kalista from KREDUM team. We make affectionately and with pleasure different items like Damascus and Stainless steel Wedding and Engagement Rings. We would love if our jewels symbolize your everlasting love.

  • Klára Klátilová

    Customer Service

    My name is Klara Klatilova and Hana Kalista is my sister. I help Hana and Hynek to manage Etsy account. Please contact me with all of your questions and I will try to help you and make the shopping easy for you. I will take care about your order.

  • KREDUM team

    Team

    Hello, we are KREDUM team.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 5, 2016
Welcome
We would love to make for you any of our custom rings that you can see in our listings. Most of them are unisex. Our rings are made of damascus steel (damasteel) or stainless steel. Sometimes we use other material such as gold for inlays. Our jewelry can be used for many occasions such as weddings, engagements and as a gift. We use only hand forge technique and hand grinding and polishing. The main feature of our products is their specific irregularity and asymmetry, which gives the jewelry its unique charm. Please note that because our items are handmade, there could be some small difference in required sizes (width and thickness) - our margin for error is 0.2 mm.

Damascus steel is a special type of steel which consists of many layers of two types of steel. It has properties similar to surgical steel or starsteel but it is enriched with unusual pattern which comes from etching. Damascus steel is durable, does not rust, does not cause allergies, and does not change color. In case of getting worn out, the structure can be restored again at any time. We offer lifetime service to all our damascus steel jewelry.
Rings made of stainless steel are also maintenance-free.

We also make other jewelry, house accessories and fashion jewelry. All products are the result of our own fantasy. It is also possible to create a jewel in your own design according to your proposals and ideas. Contact us with your ideas and we will send you a picture with the proposal.

Photos in listings are only illustrative (of already delivered rings) and individual rings may vary. Each ring has unique pattern, so no two rings are exactly alike. If you like any ring that you can see in the photo annex in our listings, please send me the picture that you like and we will try to make your ring as similar as possible.

Accepted payment methods

Payment
We accept PayPal as payment. PayPal is a secure online payment system and is very easy to use. You don't even have to have an account - you can simply pay with a credit card as you would on any other site. We will ship the item once we have received the payment and everything has cleared. If payment is not received, I reserve the right to cancel the transaction.

Any custom duty/tax is customer´s responsibility. The buyer is responsible for any fees or custom duties that the country of destination charges. Duty/tax can make in some countries 10-15% from value of your order. According to our experience dutiable goods are goods with value: 201 USD in USA, 263 USD in Autralia, 295 USD in New Zealand - (this is with no guaranty, this values can change anytime).

Some shipping companies (for example UPS) collects those fees on delivery for customers local duty/tax authorities. They charge some small brokerage fee.
Shipping
For more valuable items we use services of UPS. We use UPS express saver, every package is fully insured, with tracking. Delivery to most countries takes approximately 3-10 days. PLEASE, CONTACT ME BEFORE YOUR ORDER TO BE SURE, THAT YOUR ORDER WILL BE DELIVERED IN TIME.

Cheaper and slower way of shipping is priority mail using services of Czech post (price approximately $8). If you would like this way of shipping, just contact me before your order and I will create a new listing for you to purchase.

Please make sure, that your delivery address is correct. IN case of UPS shipping please write to your order also your phone contact. UPS will contact you if you are not avaiable for delivery. UPS makes three attempts to deliver the shipment, then sends the package back to us and charges us a large fee. In case of sending a new shipment to you or in case of cancellation of this not-accepted order we will have to charge this fee to you.
Refunds and Exchanges
We can not be responsible for any damages that happen during transit. At the request, all shipments can be insured. Each product is hand-made to order and created specifically for you. Refund is possible by mutual agreement. Very personalized rings or rings in a very specific size (very big or small), can not be refunded.
Additional policies and FAQs
SALE
All orders are binding. By confirming the order the buyer confirms that he is familiar with our business, delivery and payment terms and accepts them.
After ordering via the Etsy web form, you will receive a message confirming receipt of order. We will send you an email when your item is ready for shipping. We usually send dome photos of finished item before shipping so you will be able to write us if you like it or not. If you will not like it, we can make some adjustment or make another item for you.

CANCELLING ORDER
The seller is entitled to refuse an order. This may be due a significant increase in material prices, unavailability of goods and other unpredictable factors. If this happens, the seller will immediately inform the buyer.

RUSH ORDERS ARE WELCOME
Terms for creating jewelry and shipping are set as the maximum. I can not affect the delivery time much, but creating the jewelry is often possible in shorter time, according to number of orders. If you tell me the required term (for example date of wedding) I will immediately tell you whether we can create the jewelry in time. I charge no extra fees for rush orders.

SERVICE
We offer lifetime service to all our rings and damascus steel jewelry.

WARRANTY
If defects appear on the goods the buyer must claim the warranty without delay. The warranty does not cover wear out during normal use. Warranty claims are handled within 30 days from the date of claim (excluding shipping), unless the seller and buyer agree on a longer period.

Warranty period for setting stones into our jewelry is 1 year. We pay a lot of attention to be sure that every stone holds tight on the jewel. Warranty does not cover loss of stone, in case of loss of the stone the customer has to buy a new one.

ENGRAVING SERVICES
Engraving is possible in special listings.We offer an engraving made by computer, or an engraving using templates or an engraving made by hand. We can engrave also pictures or fingerprints. The engraving is technically enabled only for ring of width 3-8mm. If you want ring engraved, I recommend depth of etching on inner side of the ring max. 50%.

SIZING
All our rings are made exactly to your requirements. You can use all sizes which can be found in our ring size conversion chart:
http://www.adamvtriku.cz/files/ruzne/rings-convert.pdf

If you are not sure about the size of your future ring, we strongly recommend not using the measure of string, paper strips and so on. These methods are very inaccurate. The best variant is to visit a jeweller's shop and ask the specialist to measure your fingers. It is important that the gauge, you use, has approximately the same width as your future ring. The thin ring sits and behaves completely differently than wide ring. In hot weather your fingers can be a little swollen so dofferent values can be measured than when it's cold.

We can make rings with standard flat inner side or with a comfort fit (rounded inner side). Comfort fit is recommended for wide rings. Rings with a comfor fit can be usually a little smaller then standard rings Please tell me if your ring size is determined by jeweler as a "comfort-fit" size.
If you order a wide ring with standart (flat) inner side, then your ring size should be measured for wide rings.

If you have a ring that fits you well, but you don´t know its size, some jeweler or specialist can measure it with a tool called ring mandrel. Most jewelers use the bottom or leading edge of the ring to determine the size, others use the middle of the ring. Please write us, what way your ring was measured. We measure the ring size of the ring with standard flat inner side on leading edge. Wider rings with standard profile or rings with a comfort fit are measured more in a center of the ring.

You can also send us sample ring that fit you well and it will serve as a template.

If we make an error and send you the wrong size, we'll promptly create a new ring in the correct size and cover any postage both ways.

INCORRECT RING SIZE
if your new ring arrives and seems to be large or small, we suggest wearing it for some time. Different activities and temperatures throughout the day cause that our hands and fingers can be swollen sometimes, so it's normal to have a ring feel tight sometimes and loose other times.

(1) If you ordered your ring TOO SMALL, we can resize the original ring up to 1-2 Czech size (1/4 - 1/2 US size) by stretching the ring or by grinding the inside. Customers have to pay only a price of shipping. Enlargement is FREE. Customers from non EU countries have sometimes to pay customs fee.
Please note that some types of rings can not be stretched (for example golden line, rings with stones, ..).

(2) If you ordered your ring TOO BIG, we can resize the original ring down a little (approx. 1/4 US size) by pressing the ring. Sizing down by pressing is difficult, some changes after pressing can stay visible on the ring.
Customers have to pay only a price of shipping. Enlargement is FREE. Customers from non EU countries have sometimes to pay customs fee.
Please note that some types of rings can not be pressed (for example golden line, rings with stones, ..).

If the ring can not be resized, sometimes we can exchange the ring for another one (in case that the ring is standard - not too big, not too small, not too wide,....)
In case that the ring can not be resized and we can not exchange it, we can offer some discount to make a new one.

PLEASE NOTE
Please note that because our items are handmade, there could be some small difference in required sizes (width and thickness) - our margin for error is 0.2 mm.

Please don't put rings with stones into hot watter (more than 75-80 degrees). The stone could be unstuck.

Any custom duty/tax is customer´s responsibility. The buyer is responsible for any fees or custom duties that the country of destination charges. Duty/tax can make in some countries 10-15% from value of your order. According to our experience dutiable goods are goods with value: 201 USD in USA, 263 USD in Australia, 295 USD in New Zealand - (this is with no guaranty, this values can change anytime).

Some shipping companies (for example UPS) collects those fees at theon delivery for customers local duty/tax authorities. They charge some small brokerage fee.

HALLMARKs
If there is gold or silver used in our jewelry and these metals exceed limits set by the Czech Assay Office then these jewels have to be marked with hallmarks. The list of hallmarks is here:
http://www.puncovniurad.cz/en/znacky.aspx
Our hallmark:
http://www.puncovniurad.cz/cz/zlatnik_znacka.aspx?Id=5974