Minimal Modern Intentional Jewelry, Made in MN.

Minneapolis, Minnesota On Etsy since 2014

2,181 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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Minimal Modern Intentional Jewelry, Made in MN.

Minneapolis, Minnesota | 2,181 Sales

KoonyaiStudio is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Hello, thank you for visiting Koonyai Studio! I am currently at capacity for the holiday season and have put the shop on vacation to focus on making the best products for you.

Please feel free to send me a massage (or email hello [!at] koonyaistudio.com) in the meantime, I will respond as soon as possible.

You can also follow me on instagram: https://instagram.com/koonyaistudio/

Thank you,
Beau (owner)

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Dec 20, 2019

Hello, thank you for visiting Koonyai Studio! I am currently at capacity for the holiday season and have put the shop on vacation to focus on making the best products for you.

Please feel free to send me a massage (or email hello [!at] koonyaistudio.com) in the meantime, I will respond as soon as possible.

You can also follow me on instagram: https://instagram.com/koonyaistudio/

Thank you,
Beau (owner)

Koonyai Studio

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Koonyai Studio


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About KoonyaiStudio

Sales 2,181
On Etsy since 2014

This is American Dream.

There is one person who is most influential in my life: koonyai. Koonyai means grandmother in Thai. This uneducated single-mother raised her entire family on her own, took care of her alcoholic husband, while running a business to support her family. I was fortunate to be her grandchild and to witness a real life example of what working hard was all about. My koonyai's life was a struggle, yet, she managed to make sure everyone else have enough. Because of her and all those before me, I was able to follow the American Dream and start something of my own: Koonyai Studio.

During the day, I am an Adjunct Professor and a Lead Designer at a fearless non-profit organization in Minneapolis, MN. At night, my studio lights are on and I can be found making things. Aside from teaching and making jewelry, I spend at least one day of every week with experimentation on designs and technique to ensure the best products for you.

Sustainability and Social Impact:
Following my koonyai's footsteps, the impact on others comes first.
All of Koonyai's materials, parts, and packagings are sourced and made in the U.S.A. to bring the jobs back to local community--only using responsibly sourced materials. It's a win-win situation!

Thank you for visiting Koonyai Studio!
Beau - Owner, Designer, Maker
[Nan - Graphic Designer]

Contact: hello [!at] koonyaistudio.com

Shop members

  • Beau

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Beau was formally trained as an architect, turned a jewelry maker. Her works is the combination of minimalist and sculptural which gives it a tailored and contemporary vibe. She is also an educator and an award-winning designer.

  • Tina

    Studio Director

Shop policies

Last updated on November 7, 2018
Hello! Thank you for visiting our shop. Please do not hesitate to message me with any questions. I love it when I can assist you.

Learn more about our philosophy and dedication to social and environmental sustainability at

Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/koonyaistudio
Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/KoonyaiStudio

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
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
Returns and exchange details
If for any reason you feel that our product is not right for you, we gladly accept return!
We accept return of unused/unworn/unsoiled items from our shop within 14 days of delivery.
1. Contact us to let us know that you are returning items and we will give you a return address.
2. Take the items to your local post office/FedEx/UPS and send us the tracking info.* This will help us monitor the delivery of your return package and make sure it's not being lost somewhere!
3. Get your money back :)
*Customers are responsible for return postage.
**All sales are final on Custom & Made-to-Order items, items with special designs, and items that were worn

We try our best to pack your items nicely to prevent any unfortunate event during shipment. If your items are damaged during shipment, please contact us immediately and we will do whatever it takes to make it right for you. :) In order to claim coverage with shipping company and provide you a full refund, we need the following items from you:
1. Photo of damaged box with address label side up
2. Photo of damaged items
3. additional photo of damaged area as needed

Item must be returned in its original condition with packaging. Buyer is responsible for any loss in value of the item. Shipping fee is non-refundable.

Simply following the steps in RETURN section.
If you are exchanging for item of the same price, we will send a new item to you without involving any transaction hassles.
If the new item is lesser in value, we will refund you the difference.
If the new item is higher in value, simply return the item and purchase the new item. Always free shipping when you purchase a new item!
We accept all types of payment. YAY! Well...except cash, check, and the like.

Taxes will be calculated based on your state's policy and will vary from state to state.
We ship it within 3-5 business days. Custom orders will take 1-2 weeks to process.

ALL FREE SHIPPING orders will be shipped via USPS First Class Domestic. Sometimes there is a glitch in etsy system (that we couldn't fix) that will say "ship via USPS Priority," it will still be shipped via First Class Domestic.

Expected delivery time from date of shipment*:
USPS First Class Domestic 3-7 days

USPS First Class International 12-40 days
Insurance against loss or damage package will be included to all international mail (effective Feb 14th, 2015). It takes 60 days from shipping date before a package can be claimed as lost. This insurance does not cover shipping delay caused by the postal services.

We offer Priority 2-3 Day shipping upgrade. Please note that our packages are being picked up by the USPS on the SAME day shipping label is created. We will not create shipping label until your package is ready to leave our door. We are not responsible for any delay causes by USPS after the package leaves our facility.

*Shipping time should be calculated after "Processing Time" of 3-5 business days.
For example, an item with Priority 2-3 day shipping upgrade will arrive on the 9th BUSINESS DAY at the latest.
(Process time of 5 business days + shipping time of 3 business days)
Additional policies and FAQs
Please note that international buyers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred once your package arrives to your country.

Your country may have specific regulations on materials used in jewelry (ie, gold and precious metals) which may prevent your package to arrive properly. Please check your country regulations before placing order. By placing an order, you understand and agree to the risks involve in your country's custom regulations.

*We are not responsible if customs hold the package for any period of time.

We understand that sometimes you are unable to retrieve your package in a time specify by United States Postal Service of more than 2 weeks. This causes the USPS to return your package back to us. We are gladly re-sending the package to you for a shipping fee of $4. We are unable to cover shipping fee in this incident. For refund, please see "Refund Policy".

More information

Last updated on Nov 8, 2017
Frequently asked questions
Wholesale availability

Yes! I am part of Etsy Wholesale. You can also contact me at hello@koonyaistudio.com

Care instructions

Concrete continues to cure and age as time passed: texture and color will change as it ages through wears. Limit exposure to water.

For the newest and longest lasting look, it is advised to be gentle while wearing. The wire can be easily formed back to its shape using fingers in case of bending. Avoid contacting with perfume, hairspray, and other chemicals as it will cause the reaction with protective layer of metal and accelerate the tarnishing.

Is concrete jewelry heavy?

Our concrete is LIGHT WEIGHT due to our special formula. They weight the same as other earrings their sizes. If you usually wear earrings in the size you choose, you will not notice the difference in weight.

Unlike typical concrete you may think of, you will not feel like wearing a heavy rock on your body.

Are your jewelry hypoallergenic or nickel-free?

Almost all of our earrings are made with hypoallergenic metals such as stainless steel, sterling silver, or gold-filled*. For a few designs that aren't, they can be upgraded to hypoallergenic ear wires. Please consult with your doctor if you have specific metal allergy for recommendation before purchasing.

The necklaces are made with plated metal and are not considered hypoallergenic.

Please refer to each listing for more info or feel free to send me a message with your question. :)

*Gold-sensitivity is rare, but happens. Please consult with your doctor before purchasing.

Gift wrapping and packaging

We offer gift wrap service with handwritten note! Gift wrap service is available as an add-on here. https://www.etsy.com/listing/254277699/gift-wrap-service?ref=shop_home_active_1