KIPKALINKA

Skull Engagement, Goth Promise and Wedding Rings

Leipzig, Germany · 1075 Sales

KIPKALINKA

Skull Engagement, Goth Promise and Wedding Rings

Leipzig, Germany 1075 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(312)

Announcement   Skull engagement and promise rings not only for goth and psychobilly people.
Throw your perfect rock'n'roll wedding with rings as special as you - made to last as long as true love - till death and beyond.

Im working exclusively with precious metals and stones. As for example conflict free black diamonds, tanzanite, tourmaline, amethyst, peridot, spinel, garnet and topaz. The metal used is all eco friendly from old jewelry - im recycling it by myself and return every scratch to a reuse circuit.

My second love is exclusive jewellery made in japanese mokume gane technique, which im producing by myself.

I graduated as an artisan goldsmith only after 3 years of full-time schooling and work in my profession for 9 years now. One of the best parts is working with my customers to create unique and very personal jewelry following your desires. Please feel free to convo me for custom orders!
It doesnt matter if you want an item resized, with some modifications like a different stone or an entirely custom designed masterpiece by a drawing - everything is possible.
I can make any of this jewelry in your size and metal of choice - sterling silver, 14K or 18K yellow, white or rose gold, just contact me and I will be delighted to work with you.

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Last updated on May 13, 2017

Skull engagement and promise rings not only for goth and psychobilly people.
Throw your perfect rock'n'roll wedding with rings as special as you - made to last as long as true love - till death and beyond.

Im working exclusively with precious metals and stones. As for example conflict free black diamonds, tanzanite, tourmaline, amethyst, peridot, spinel, garnet and topaz. The metal used is all eco friendly from old jewelry - im recycling it by myself and return every scratch to a reuse circuit.

My second love is exclusive jewellery made in japanese mokume gane technique, which im producing by myself.

I graduated as an artisan goldsmith only after 3 years of full-time schooling and work in my profession for 9 years now. One of the best parts is working with my customers to create unique and very personal jewelry following your desires. Please feel free to convo me for custom orders!
It doesnt matter if you want an item resized, with some modifications like a different stone or an entirely custom designed masterpiece by a drawing - everything is possible.
I can make any of this jewelry in your size and metal of choice - sterling silver, 14K or 18K yellow, white or rose gold, just contact me and I will be delighted to work with you.

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glitzermaeuschen

glitzermaeuschen on Jul 12, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Der Ring ist einfach toll!! Leider hat uns die Post etwas in Atem gehalten!!! 😖 Aber zum Glück ist der Ring gut angekommen. Sehr netter Kontakt @ kipkalinka

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Paula Lopez

Paula Lopez on Jun 30, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Second time we ordered from Kipkalinka,second time I feel over the moon! Great communication with the seller,she even made us a great offer respecting our budget,really fast shipping and amazing and.beautiful rings! Totally recommended!!!!! Thanks a lot Christine!!!!!

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About

Alchemy and making skulls from scratch

Goldsmithing is an ancient craft to make things, which last.
For me its alchemy, through its links to old traditions and the work with precious materials. Adding the spark of my imagination and creativity im making magic happen.

I adore the fact, that my creation will last longer than me. Within the resistant material my ideas become immortal.. In my opinion fine jewelry is more than just a fashion accessory – what you can get from me is a direct expression of personality. Mine in yours, like friends have thoughts and views in common. So a piece of my soul will become part of your life.

What i do i do by my hands, there is no CAD involved in any part of the process. For this reason my designs remain organic in the meaning of microscopic asymetries, which occur in nature and make natural things as beautiful as they are.

Its a great fortune, that in Germany old traditional crafts are still being maintained in a high grade of professionalism and precision. To be allowed to call myself a goldsmith I had to go 3 years to a fulltime craft-school and graduated nine years ago with craft certificate.

I am absolutely grateful to have gained that kind of high level education as a craftswoman.
My training comprised jewelry designing, drawing and calligraphy, beneath traditional techniques also mokume gane, enameling, repoussé, engraving, filigree and blacksmithing.

Come around for the annual Wave-and-Gothic-Treffen in Leipzig. You might see the largest crowd of dark dressed weird folks you could have ever imagined!

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  • Christine Kipkalinka

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photographer, Customer Service, Saleswoman

    Goldsmithing craftswoman by heart and soul. Hopeless perfectionist attaching minute attention to proper processing and top grade quality. Just not able to stand selling you jewelry that wont be with you all your life.

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Last updated on May 14, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Sizing details

During check-out you have to choose a US ring size. Find my size conversion chart here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/g240gyo5h9e0yag/AABICbtiSQfkYXn8sEZvE_n7a?dl=0
Convo me if you need help.

I can practically work with every scale in which rings are measured. No matter if EU, UK or US sizes. Inner diameter is fine, too. - BUT make sure it was measured properly by a jeweler or at home by a sliding calliper.
Strings, paper strips or rulers are not exact enough to measure your ring size! I tell you to avoid unnecessary shipping back and forth. Be assured to get exactly the size you order.

Custom and personalised orders

In my "Ready to ship" section you find different models in different sizes which are ready made and ready to ship.
All other listings are made to order. Processing time is 3-4 weeks, then they will be shipped. Dont forget to add estimated shipping time to your area, to know, when your order will actually be with you.
If you need it sooner, please contact me. Depending on needed size and order situation i might be able to speed it up.
For real rush orders im charging 20% of total price.
Expedited shipping takes to - EU 24h, US 48h, AUS 72h. Choose this option during check-out and please, PROVIDE YOUR PHONE NUMBER. Its mandatory, so the carrier can schedule delivery with you.

Payment Plans

Payment plans - No problem! To set up your personal plan I need to know which model and stone you want, the size youd need and what would be a convenient amount for you to pay per installment.
Id apprechiate an initial payment quite soon to confirm your will to purchase. This will be done via custom listing. Convo me for yours.
The other payments will be set up as a reserved listing in the quantity of your installments. You may purchase as many of them as you want whenever you feel like. No interest charged. I will send you a link to your reserved listing, from that one you can purchase over and over until its yours. Your item will be processed as soon as the total price is fully paid. Until then all installments are refundable.

Philosophy and self-understanding

Im a small, highly skilled german business. I value my work and that of others, so i see no point in price dumping at any part of the process or in material. Lower price means lower quality. Always.
What im offering to you is high end jewelry. Its neither thin nor lightweight, even though its dainty.
For a new model im making a prototype from scratch in sterling silver. Means carving skulls, bending and shaping the band, making the settings and a thousand other little steps to bring out a very special ring. This takes around 20-50 hours of work.
All rings are polished by hand, to keep the details. Thats is a time consuming process, which requires professional skills and patience.
Goldsmithing is an ancient craft to make things which last.

How to find out my partner's size without asking?

If you need to find out the size of your partner: Take a ring of similar width as the one you want to buy, which fits him/her and measure its inner diameter by a sliding calliper. Tell me the inner diameter in mm or send a picture. Here you find a picture of how to measure: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/n061e1s4bbworke/AABUcDe-wMOWQVxsJ_N1C5cVa?dl=0

Are these real natural stones?

I prefer to work with precious natural gemstones, from which im only using the best quality on the market. Certainly, that is reflected in my prices.
Also my diamonds are all natural. Wherever you read "natural diamond" or "nat dia" its EXACTLY that - natural, conflict free diamonds.
But due to customer request im also offering some imitations. You can easily spot them in listings and variations. If you read "lab diamond/ruby/whatever" then its a man made stone. All others are perfectly natural and real. Im working only with reputable german stone traders.
As diamond imitations im using cubic zirconia for small stones and black moissanite for the big ones.

Expedited Shipping

When you choose "Expedited shipping" during checkout, that means your item will be with you 2-3 workdays (depending on your location) after it is completed. This option has no influence on processing time. It takes usually 3-4 weeks to complete a custom made item. Please, contact me, if you need a made to order item on a specific date. Only items from my "Ready to Ship" section will be with you within 3-4 workdays.