Kalliste Handmade Jewelry

New York, United States | 10739 Sales


Kalliste Handmade Jewelry

New York, United States 10739 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Announcement   Welcome to Kalliste - Grecian inspired jewelry for the modern day Goddess


Last updated on Nov 11, 2018

Welcome to Kalliste - Grecian inspired jewelry for the modern day Goddess

Lena Katsimbrakis

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Lena Katsimbrakis

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I've been creating jewelry for myself for as long as I could remember! My design aesthetic has always been to create pieces which embody the ethereal beauty of a Grecian Goddess mixed with the modern edge of NYC. After receiving so many requests from friends, I decided to transform my love for jewelry into a business. I chose the name Kalliste, after the goddess whose name literally translates to "most beautiful".

Inspired largely by travel and my Greek heritage, I am drawn to the ancient techniques of jewelry, mythology, goddess imagery, nature, amulets, talismans and the evil eye. I want my jewelry to be unique and symbolic while offering protection to the wearer.

All of my pieces are handcrafted with love. Many of them are one of a kind pieces and I do custom work as well. I work mainly with metals such as hammered golds, sterling silver and bronze. I use semi precious and precious gemstones all of which are ethically sourced. I am a green business and use only recycled materials for shipping.

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Shop members

  • Lena Katsimbrakis

    Owner, Designer

    Born and raised in NY, but a nomad at heart. Love to travel and make jewelry :) Thank you for visiting my shop and supporting small businesses.

Production partners

  • Artisan Jeweler, Stone Setter

    Istanbul, Turkey

    Some of my jewelry designs are made by an artisan based in Istanbul, Turkey. It is an ethical, small production workshop that specializes in small companies like mine :) He supplies some of the most beautiful and unique stones in my opinion!

  • Artisan Jeweler, Stone Setter & Electroplater

    Athens, Greece

    Some of my designs are made by an artisan jeweler in Athens, Greece. It is a very small and ethical production workshop that uses eco friendly processes to coat natural materials with precious 22 karat gold.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 12, 2018
Welcome to Kalliste! Grecian inspired Jewelry made for the modern day Goddess :)

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept exchanges and cancellations
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 hours of purchase
I don't accept returns
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Making jewelry you love is our main priority, so please contact us if you are not happy with your items so we may resolve any issues!

We do accept exchanges for unworn jewelry 7-10 days within receipt of order. Earring Returns are subject to approval. Sorry, we don't offer refunds at this time!

Please be mindful that exchanges can only be accepted if the item is unworn and returned in the original condition in pouch. I cannot accept earrings that have been worn and if the shape has been altered. This is for your protection! I think we can all agree returning worn earrings is simply not hygienic :)

Return shipping costs are the responsibility of the buyer.

Custom orders and sale items are final sale.

All items are thoroughly checked before shipment. If you receive a defective product, please email me within 24 hours to open a repair claim.

We are happy to repair reasonably damaged jewelry within 40 days, but we can't repair or replace water damaged jewelry. Most of our items are Vermeil (gold plated sterling silver) and must be treated with care. While it is thickly plated and very durable, Vermeil is not pure gold and cannot be treated as such. Please follow our care instructions to maintain the life of your Vermeil jewelry:

* Always remove your plated jewelry before washing your hands, showering, bathing or swimming.

*Avoid direct contact with jewelry when applying lotions, gels, creams, household cleaning products and oils.

*Store jewelry in a cool dark place. Prolonged exposure to sunlight may cause fading.
We accept all major credit cards, PayPal & Etsy gift cards.
We strive to fulfill your order in a timely manner. All items in stock are shipped within 1-3 business days. Personalized custom pieces can take up to 1-2 weeks depending on the order :)

All domestic orders are shipped via USPS First Class with tracking information and insurance. Delivery is approximately 3-6 business days. If you need your item delivered quicker, please select the upgraded shipping option for Priority Mail (1-3 days) OR Express Mail (1 day).

>>> International Customers - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY! By purchasing from our shop, you are acknowledging that you have read and understood the following information:

International SHIPPING:

We ship worldwide.

All international orders are shipped using USPS and the buyer may select one of the following 3 options:
(1) USPS First Class Standard shipping (2) USPS Priority shipping (3) USPS Priority EXPRESS.

If USPS First Class standard shipping is selected, shipping times vary greatly. Typically, your item will be delivered within 7-21 business days, however, there is a risk that packages can be held in customs and delayed. Unfortunately, we as Sellers do not have any control or contact with your country's customs officials and cannot do anything to expedite delivery should your package be held in customs. While it is rare, packages can take up to to 6 weeks to be delivered.

If time is a factor and you need your item delivered quickly, please select the PRIORITY or Priority EXPRESS upgrade at checkout.

Please understand that we have no control over your country's customs laws and policies. Some countries may charge duties for international packages. These are NOT extra shipping charges or any charges imposed by us. Any taxes or fees incurred are the sole responsibility of the buyer. If this is a concern, please inquire about your country’s customs and duty policies before purchasing from any online stores overseas :)

If your order was shipped with USPS First Class Standard Mail, the tracking number may only show where the package is in the United States. Once it leaves the USA, it is very possible that the tracking number is not updated until it is delivered to its final destination. This does not mean that your package is lost or not in transit. It is simply not updated in the US system until the item is either in customs or delivered to you. If precise tracking is a factor, please select Priority or Express shipping for quicker deliveries.

Thank you!!
Additional policies and FAQs
Please note that all jewelry in this shop is handmade using fair trade products. No two pieces are exactly the same and you will notice a difference between jewelry in my shop and mass produced jewelry. Handmade jewelry is not exactly "perfect" like machine made jewelry is. Natural oxidation will sometimes occur and adds to the handmade aesthetic.

More information

Last updated on Apr 3, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Wholesale availability

We do sell wholesale. Please contact us directly or visit our Etsy Wholesale shop of the same name.