LuanaCoonen

sustainable & natural materials, alternative bridal

California, United States · 126 Sales

LuanaCoonen

sustainable & natural materials, alternative bridal

California, United States 126 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   Alternative bridal and natural specimen jewelry by me, Luana Coonen!
Inspired by nature, created sustainably: fair-trade gemstones, antique or reclaimed diamonds, responsibly harvested natural materials, recycled silver & gold.
All handmade in the US made with ancient techniques and modern style.

Announcement
Last updated on Jun 30, 2016

Alternative bridal and natural specimen jewelry by me, Luana Coonen!
Inspired by nature, created sustainably: fair-trade gemstones, antique or reclaimed diamonds, responsibly harvested natural materials, recycled silver & gold.
All handmade in the US made with ancient techniques and modern style.

Luana Coonen

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Luana Coonen

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(50)
raggedraven

raggedraven on Sep 14, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Amazing rings, amazing seller. She was so patient through my million questions and picture requests. Our rings turned out perfect. Fit perfect and so unique! So happy we found this artist!

raggedraven

raggedraven on Sep 14, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Amazing rings, amazing seller. She was so patient through my million questions and picture requests. Our rings turned out perfect. Fit perfect and so unique! So happy we found this artist!

Ana Banana

Ana Banana on Apr 12, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

What an exquisite piece of art! Not to mention the speedy of the shipping! Purefection! Thanks so much Luana for your kindness and the wonderful work you do.

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Updates

Just finished up some new marquis hoops, fresh new beauties in the shop!

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Long Marquis Hoops
US$195.00
Trying on the large branch earrings for size. They're perfect!

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Large Branch Stud: Silver
US$81.00
Soldering together some small winged hoops. All my items are all hand fabricated, meaning I use a torch, saw & file to make them. Contemporary designs made with traditional tools.
They are covered with oxide from soldering before I polish them up!

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Small Winged Hoops
US$195.00
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About

Bringing nature closer to you.

I always thought I wanted to be a graphic designer, but when I sat in on my first class behind a computer screen.... nope, not for me. I almost accidentally took a jewelry class instead, and I was immediately hooked. All my years as a child making tiny sculptures and itty-bitty drawings started to make sense. 4 years after my boring graphic design class, I received my BFA in jewelry/metal arts in 2004 instead.

Years later, I continue to blend my passions- combining nature's tiny treasures I find while out hiking and camping, and my passion for working with precious metals. I strive to create work which is unique and creative (that "i've never seen anything like it" moment), yet highly wearable in your everyday life.

As a native of Hawaii, I grew up close to nature, and my values run strong in my jewelry. I am committed to being responsible with my choices, both ethically and environmentally; using well-chosen materials and sustainable practices, leaving a small footprint, to feel positive about the choices we make.

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  • Luana Coonen

    Owner, Designer, Goldsmith

    Luana Coonen is known for her jewelry inspired by nature & created with organic materials combined with metals and plastics. She was born and raised in Hawaii, currently resides in Sebastopol, CA. She enjoys teaching, hiking, and making jewelry

Shop policies

Last updated on April 29, 2016
Welcome to my shop! All pieces are handmade by me with the greatest care and patience in Northern California. The natural materials are gathered on my various hikes and journeys, the stones are carefully sourced for you & this earth. Every piece is made by hand, just for you.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payments are accepted through Paypal and Etsy Direct Checkout.

Custom Orders will require a deposit of 1/2 or full payment before product is created.

California customers will be charged sales tax.
Shipping
USA:
All orders are shipped via USPS priority mail, including tracking information.
Please allow 3-5 business days for your package to show up once you receive the shipping notification. You can track your package via USPS.

Orders can be upgraded to UPS 2nd Day Air or Overnight Shipping (at checkout). Upgrading does not change processing time.

INTERNATIONAL:
International Shipments are shipped via USPS (United States Post Office) and will be delivered by your local carrier.

Please allow up to 2 weeks for your package to show up once you receive the shipping notification. Packages often get held in customs for some time, depending on your country (it is often faster than 2 weeks, but some countries take a long time to process). We can track the package up until it reaches customs in your country.

Reused, recycled, and recyclable packing materials are used whenever possible.
Refunds and Exchanges
LOSS IN SHIPPING
If a piece is lost in shiping, the artist will settle a claim with the shipping carrier and either reimburse you or remake & resend the piece once the claim is settled.

DAMAGE IN SHIPPING
If damage occurs during shipping, first a claim will be filed, and once claim is settled, repairs will be covered by artist.

LOSS BY CUSTOMER
Pieces lost by customer will require full payment for replacement.
Loss of one earring will require half payment for single earring replacement.

REPAIRS
Damages by customer require standard $25 repair charge.
Damages due to flaws in construction or design will be repaired free of charge.
Repair charges for gold pieces are determined on a per-piece basis, due to materials replaced.

REFUNDS AND EXCHANGES
If your are unsatisfied with your jewelry, you must contact and return pieces within 3 days of arrival for refunds or exchanges. Pieces must arrive in original, unworn condition. Full refund or exchanges are both available.
Additional policies and FAQs
TIMELINES
3-5 Business days:
-all earrings (hoops, studs, etc)
-all necklaces

2-3 weeks:
-Gold rings
-Rings with Stones
-Some silver rings (some ship 3-5 day)
All rings are custom made to your desired size. If you have an approaching deadline, please contact to get exact turnaround time.

2-3 weeks
-custom orders

More information

Last updated on Apr 29, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Gift wrapping and packaging

All orders are safely packaged in a branded kraft jewelry box or ring box, with care information and business card (always packaged nicely if it's a gift!). All my branding materials are printed with the best recycled/post-consumer choice and environmentally friendly inks. Reused, recycled, and recyclable packing materials are used whenever possible.

Wholesale availability

I am available for new wholesale accounts. Minimum opening order is $500. Please apply for wholesale via my website:
http://www.luanacoonen.com/wholesale

Custom and personalized orders

I am happy to create custom orders, including:
-custom wedding & engagement rings,
-repurposing your heirloom diamonds in my designs
-sentimental pieces: wedding mementos, mourning jewelry, celebratory jewelry
-using your 'natural specimens' for a jewelry design (pressed flowers, loved one's hair, your pets snake skin, etc)
-or customizing any of my designs to fit your needs

Please send me a message or fill out the form here:
http://www.luanacoonen.com/custom-work

Care instructions

NATURAL MATERIALS CARE
This is special stuff! Let's learn hot to take care of it!
Pieces containing natural materials (such as butterfly wings, lichens, leaves and snake skins) should not get wet. Do not submerge natural materials in water (such as wearing pieces in shower or storing near bathroom sink) Getting caught in the rain should be ok.
If exposure to water occurs, it is recommended to slowly dry the piece out under a lamp overnight.
Some pieces may fade (lichens & butterfly wings) if stored in direct sunlight. Pleas

Care instructions

ACRYLIC AND POLYCARBONATE PIECES
These pieces are incredibly light and comfortable to wear! Yet, although these materials are durable, they are vulnerable to scratching. It is recommended to store pieces individually (in a small bag, or hanging in jewelry case). Daily wear is fine.
To clean pieces, use a dry, smooth cloth, such as felt. Do not use ammonia-based cleaners, such as most glass cleaners.

Care instructions

SILVER CARE
Whenever possible, store silver pieces in jewelry box, cloth, or plastic bags. This will help prevent tarnish.
If tarnish is needed to be removed (due to natural exposure to moisture, salts, and oils) a polishing cloth or commercial silver cleaners may be used.