Custom Photo, Cuff Links, Engraving, Wedding Jewelry

Washington, United States · 23658 Sales


Custom Photo, Cuff Links, Engraving, Wedding Jewelry

Washington, United States 23658 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Note from shop owner We will be closed from August 21 - 24th. If you have questions in the meantime, please message us and we'll get back to you as soon as possible. Orders that have been placed are already in production. We will be in contact with you if we need further information.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 22, 2016

We will be closed from August 21 - 24th. If you have questions in the meantime, please message us and we'll get back to you as soon as possible. Orders that have been placed are already in production. We will be in contact with you if we need further information.


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How Little Gem Girl was born...

Little Gem Girl was founded in 2011. What started as a Mother's Day jewelry gift soon grew into a blossoming e-commerce business. But first, here's a little history...

I inherited the ability to draw from my Grandma and Mom and spent much of my youth developing that skill through painting and charcoal sketching. In my teens, I developed a love of photography and photo editing. Then, in recent careers I had the opportunity to try my hand at graphic design while working in the Real Estate business. All of what I learned was self taught, through trial and error. Then an idea was born...What if I were to combine all of these skills - like a superpower! What could I create? Jewelry of course! I made some samples and soon had friends and family members asking for custom creations. And there it began. As the business has grown, I found I needed a little extra help and am happy that my husband decided to join me in this wonderful venture.

We specialize in Photo Jewelry!
Why I love doing Custom Photo orders? I am well known in my family as "the picture-taker" and taking no less than a few hundred pictures at each family gathering is not unusual for me. I can be quite {charmingly-if you ask me} persistent at times---perhaps sometimes a little annoying too---if you ask my family! With that said, I really do believe that pictures say a thousand words and as they are so timeless and the keepers of our fondest and greatest memories, finding a way to make those photos into lasting and thoughtful gifts just seems natural...and VERY rewarding!

Being able to create unique and memorable heirlooms is amazing! I created my first handwriting jewelry after I suddenly lost someone close to me. I realized how wonderful it was to carry their special message around with me wherever I went and every time I looked at it it brought a smile to my face. My wish is to give that same feeling to everyone who has lost a loved one (pets included!). In addition, one of the perks of making photo jewelry is that we get to hear the stories behind the photos. Sometimes it's a celebration of life, a new life adventure, sometimes to pay tribute to a loved one who has since passed. Either way, we are honored to be a part of making something so meaningful that our customers will treasure for years to come.

***BIG NEWS***
We are thrilled to announce that we have recently entered into a partnership with the very talented artist, Shawna Erback! Shawna Erback is a Canadian artist with loyal collectors from around the world. Her art is featured in galleries, gift shops and on the walls of celebrity clients. Her art collections can be found on TV & Movie sets, licensed products and in the homes and offices of tens of thousands of private collectors worldwide.

Shawna offers a unique style of dreamscapes, blending together surrealism and fantasy with gothic or whimsical tones, depending on where her mood takes her. Please check out our exclusive new designs featuring her artwork:

We are always up for Custom work, so if you have something special in mind, just ask!

Thank you for taking a moment to read about the creation of Little Gem Girl...

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  • Andrea

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I use my love of Fairy Tales, Victorian era Style and Gothic Romance as an influence in my designs...but Photo & Handwriting Jewelry is my passion! I married my high school sweetheart & together we have a sweet little girl. Family is always #1.

  • Ryan

    Owner, Shipper, Designer

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Last updated on Mar 16, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

Custom orders that require proof approval will proceed at our discretion after 48 hours if no response is given by buyer. No cancellations will be accepted for custom orders once production has begun.

RETURNS: Return policy EXCLUDES ANY CUSTOM ORDERS including Wedding items. We offer a 5-day return policy for returns or exchanges, after the item has been sent back in its original condition. No item will be sent out damaged, therefore, if your order arrives damaged, please take photographs of the packaging and item(s) and email them to within 48 hours of receipt. Authorized returns may be subject to a 20% restocking fee. Any returns that are sent back without prior authorization will incur a 40% fee.

Care instructions

We warrant our jewelry against defects in materials and workmanship under ordinary consumer use for 30 days from the date of original retail purchase. This is not subject to accident, misuse, neglect, fire or other external causes, alterations, repair, or commercial use, etc.

Please let me know as soon as possible if you have any problems with your purchase.

Jewelry items and accessories may contain small parts - Choking Hazard - Not for young children. Use at your own risk.

Some of our items may contain nickel, lead, and other various metals. Not recommended for those with allergies or sensitivity to metal jewelry.

Gift wrapping and packaging

We will be happy to include a gift receipt and gift message. Please include this request in the "notes to seller" at check out.

International Orders

Little Gem Girl is not responsible for any custom fees, duties or taxes or delivery delays. Any returned package that was not picked up because of a refusal to pay the customs charges/fees will not have the original shipping refunded. We can resend after new shipping charges are paid. There is no tracking service once it leaves the U.S, except for Canada, Australia and parts of Europe. International orders usually take approximately 10 to 20 business day to deliver...but can take up to 6 weeks or longer to deliver, depending on Customs clearance, etc. Many countries assess duties and taxes on imported packages - these fees are the responsibility of the buyer and are out of our control.

Shipping Address

We ship to the address you specify on your order, so please be sure that your PayPal and Etsy address are correct. If we ship to the address you list on Paypal or Etsy, and the package is returned to us, you will be responsible for any additional shipping charges plus the cost to reship to you again. If the tracking shows the order was delivered to the address on the account, but was never received, replacements may be sent (no refunds) on a case by case basis.

Signature Delivery

Some packages may require a signature confirmation at delivery. If you are not home when the package is delivered, your carrier will leave you a notice. You can then either pick up the package at your local post office, arrange for a re-delivery for a time when you are home, or you can sign the note and leave it for your carrier and they will leave the package for you. Orders that are returned to shipper due to non-pick up will incur a 20% restocking fee. Custom orders are non-refundable.

Delivery Dates

We do not guarantee delivery by a certain date as certain shipment delays within the USPS are out of my control i.e. weather, natural disasters, holiday schedules, etc.

Your order will typically ship out within 5 business days, not including holidays. See Shop Announcement for current delivery schedule. Delivery Confirmation in the US is included. We ship First Class or Priority via the USPS. Please allow approx. 3-7 business days for First Class delivery transit time and about 2-5 business days for Priority.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS usually arrive in 10 business days, but can take 4-6 weeks or longer so please plan accordingly. Some international orders will only show tracking while in the U.S.