MelanieGoldenJewelry

Handcrafted Artisan Jewelry by Melanie Golden

Odessa, Texas · 10506 Sales

MelanieGoldenJewelry

Handcrafted Artisan Jewelry by Melanie Golden

Odessa, Texas 10506 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(2566)

Announcement   CURRENT SALES:
> CLEARANCE SALE: 30% - 50% OFF to clear inventory!

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► (UPDATE 5/19/18): I have been offered a wonderful opportunity, one which I can not yet disclose, so I am going to have to delay my reopening to made-to-order items and custom orders for a little while longer. I’m sorry for this delay! I know many of you have been waiting so very patiently, and I’m so thankful to you, my loyal customers! I’m hopeful that this delay will only be another month or two. I hope to be able to share more details on this amazing opportunity with you very soon!

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: I am temporarily no longer taking custom orders because I am on maternity leave / taking care of baby's medical needs. However, I am now once again offering all of my ready-to-ship items. Thank you for your understanding!

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Now offering FREE STANDARD USA SHIPPING on all orders!
*Excludes jewelry making supplies and beads

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Welcome to Melanie Golden Jewelry! My work has been featured on BuzzFeed. My collection of handmade jewelry is designed and created by me, Melanie Golden, in my home studio in Odessa, Texas.

My Constellation Ring was featured on BuzzFeed at #2!
"29 Celestial Accessories You’ll Be Over The Moon For"
http://www.buzzfeed.com/katherinefiorillo/stellar-accessories-that-any-outer-space-lover-will-want

Two of my Cartilage Earrings were featured on BuzzFeed at #1 AND #3!
"17 Tiny And Comfortable Earrings For Your Upper Ear"
https://www.buzzfeed.com/ailbhemalone/tiny-earrings-for-your-upper-ear

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WEBSITE:
http://www.MelanieGolden.com

ETSY:
http://www.MelanieGoldenJewelry.etsy.com

AMAZON:
http://www.amazon.com/handmade/MelanieGolden

FACEBOOK:
https://www.facebook.com/MelanieGoldenJewelry

INSTAGRAM:
https://instagram.com/MelanieGoldenJewelry

TWITTER:
https://twitter.com/MGMetalsmith

YOUTUBE:
https://www.youtube.com/user/MelanieRenaeGolden

NEWSLETER SIGNUP:
http://eepurl.com/cDID4j

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 27, 2018

CURRENT SALES:
> CLEARANCE SALE: 30% - 50% OFF to clear inventory!

- - - -

► (UPDATE 5/19/18): I have been offered a wonderful opportunity, one which I can not yet disclose, so I am going to have to delay my reopening to made-to-order items and custom orders for a little while longer. I’m sorry for this delay! I know many of you have been waiting so very patiently, and I’m so thankful to you, my loyal customers! I’m hopeful that this delay will only be another month or two. I hope to be able to share more details on this amazing opportunity with you very soon!

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: I am temporarily no longer taking custom orders because I am on maternity leave / taking care of baby's medical needs. However, I am now once again offering all of my ready-to-ship items. Thank you for your understanding!

- - - -

Now offering FREE STANDARD USA SHIPPING on all orders!
*Excludes jewelry making supplies and beads

- - - -

Welcome to Melanie Golden Jewelry! My work has been featured on BuzzFeed. My collection of handmade jewelry is designed and created by me, Melanie Golden, in my home studio in Odessa, Texas.

My Constellation Ring was featured on BuzzFeed at #2!
"29 Celestial Accessories You’ll Be Over The Moon For"
http://www.buzzfeed.com/katherinefiorillo/stellar-accessories-that-any-outer-space-lover-will-want

Two of my Cartilage Earrings were featured on BuzzFeed at #1 AND #3!
"17 Tiny And Comfortable Earrings For Your Upper Ear"
https://www.buzzfeed.com/ailbhemalone/tiny-earrings-for-your-upper-ear

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WEBSITE:
http://www.MelanieGolden.com

ETSY:
http://www.MelanieGoldenJewelry.etsy.com

AMAZON:
http://www.amazon.com/handmade/MelanieGolden

FACEBOOK:
https://www.facebook.com/MelanieGoldenJewelry

INSTAGRAM:
https://instagram.com/MelanieGoldenJewelry

TWITTER:
https://twitter.com/MGMetalsmith

YOUTUBE:
https://www.youtube.com/user/MelanieRenaeGolden

NEWSLETER SIGNUP:
http://eepurl.com/cDID4j

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I’ve been offered a wonderful opportunity, which I can not yet disclose, so I am going to have to delay reopening to made-to-order items and custom orders for a little longer. I know many of you have been waiting patiently, and I’m so thankful to you!
It’s been a long while since I have taken custom orders. I took time off for maternity leave. My son had medical and surgical needs that took my full attention, so it turned into a long medical leave. BUT in a few weeks I will take custom orders again!
I’m hosting a Giveaway on my Instagram page @MelanieGoldenJewelry for 3 FREE months of Gemstone of the Month Club! Hop on over to enter! 2 winners will be chosen!
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A Collection of Handcrafted Artisan Jewelry for Everyday, Everywhere.

Welcome to Melanie Golden Jewelry! My work has been seen featured on BuzzFeed. My collection of handmade jewelry is designed and created by me, Melanie Golden, in my home studio in Odessa, Texas.

My interest in the jewelry and gemology fields was sparked in 2009 when I cleaned out my closet. I came across some old crafting supplies and I excitedly set them aside to explore later. That evening I created my first piece of jewelry—a horribly crafted necklace! From that point on, I couldn’t get enough, and making jewelry quickly became my new favorite pastime.

Nearly every weekend I would explore the craft stores here in the oil-boom town of Odessa, Texas looking for new beads and components—I found myself drawn to the shimmering strands of gemstones. Eventually, stringing beads on cord became too simple and I experimented with new techniques—I even tried crocheting beads into necklaces, but that didn’t last long. I endlessly watched jewelry making tutorials, read books and magazines, and experimented with new, sometimes disastrous, techniques and I found myself swooning over beautiful, delicate metalwork.

Soon, I began experimenting with base metals like brass and copper, and when I learned how to manipulate the metal, I expanded to sterling silver. I loved working with metal, it challenged me and enabled me to create more elaborate jewelry. However, metal alone was not quite enough for me and I taught myself how to set cabochons and faceted gemstones in handmade settings.

Completely self-taught in jewelry design, I challenge myself daily by constantly learning and experimenting with new techniques. I found my passion in life, and I can’t imagine a world where I’m unable to create and learn. I have run my own small business since 2009 selling my handmade jewelry online. Because of the fact that I wanted to excel in selling my jewelry online, I attended The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division for my Associate of Science degree in Photography.

My collection of handmade jewelry is for every emotion, every day, everywhere. I only use the finest materials available, such as genuine high-quality gemstones and precious metals such as sterling silver and gold. My jewelry is created with everyday in mind, so you'll never come across anything that is a one-time-piece.

My Constellation Ring was featured on BuzzFeed at #2!
"29 Celestial Accessories You’ll Be Over The Moon For"
http://www.buzzfeed.com/katherinefiorillo/stellar-accessories-that-any-outer-space-lover-will-want

Two of my Cartilage Earrings were featured on BuzzFeed at #1 AND #3!
"17 Tiny And Comfortable Earrings For Your Upper Ear"
https://www.buzzfeed.com/ailbhemalone/tiny-earrings-for-your-upper-ear

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    I'm Melanie and I am the sole owner, designer, and maker behind Melanie Golden Jewelry.

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Last updated on May 4, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Prevent Jewelry Tarnish

With proper care, your Silver jewelry will last a lifetime. To minimize damage, store your jewelry in an air tight container (such as the box it arrived in) and avoid exposing it to household chemicals. To prevent tarnish, a dulling that naturally occurs when metal reacts with the ambient air, clean your silver with polishes or cloths formulated to remove tarnish to keep it bright and sparkling. Wearing your jewelry often is the best way to prevent tarnish. However, Do not polish fully oxidized black jewelry--doing so will remove the black finish. All jewelry comes with a black tarnish strip to protect the jewelry from the elements. Keep this sealed with your jewelry to protect it from tarnish for up to a year.

Ring Sizes

All of my rings are in standard USA ring sizes. I use extremely accurate sizing methods to get you the best possible fit. The most accurate way to find your true ring size is by visiting a local jeweler so that they can measure you. However, there are also alternative methods such as printable ring sizers available on the internet. If you live outsize of the USA, ring sizes will be different. If you know your ring size, there are conversion charts available online to help you find your USA ring size.

What is Gold Fill?

Gold-filled jewelry, also known as "rolled gold", is composed of a solid layer of gold bonded with heat and pressure to brass. Gold-filled items, even with daily wear, can last up to 30 years. Gold-filled items are 50 times thicker than regular gold plating.

Customs Duties & Fees

Unfortunately, I have no way of knowing which countries and cities/towns choose to charge taxes and customs fees. This is usually on a case-by-case basis, depending on where you live. Anything purchased abroad is subject to being charged customs/duties fees. Generally, a customs fee is charged for processing an import declaration.

Production & Shipping Timelines

All jewelry is handmade-to-order, unless otherwise stated on the item page. Production time takes around 3-7 business days to be completed. Orders are completed on a first-come-first-serve basis. Ready-to-ship products will be shipped within 1-3 days of placing your order.

Domestic packages (within the USA) are shipped via USPS First Class mail with a tracking number for your convenience. Standard Domestic shipping takes about 3-5 days for delivery. Shipping upgrades are available on the checkout screen. International orders (outside the USA) are shipped via USPS First Class International Mail. Standard International shipping takes about 2-6 weeks for delivery. Shipping upgrades are available on the checkout screen.

Sales Tax

Orders places in Texas, USA, will be charged 8.25% sales tax.

What is that small piece of black paper in my order?

With every order I ship, I place a small black anti-tarnish tab inside of the jewelry box. All jewelry, no matter the quality, is prone to tarnish from sitting in the ambient air. To help prevent this, I include this tab with your order to help you keep your jewelry looking beautiful. You can store your jewelry in the box it arrived in with the tab to keep tarnish away. Anti-tarnish tabs provide protection against tarnish for up to 12 months. Tarnish-causing elements are absorbed without emitting damaging gases. These tabs will not leave deposits on jewelry items and are non-toxic and non-abrasive.

See my FAQ "Prevent Jewelry Tarnish" for more information on preventing tarnish.

About My Photography

I do my best to photograph and describe my jewelry as accurately as possible. In no way would I ever knowingly misrepresent any items that I sell. I use a macro lens so you are able to get a closer look at the jewelry detail and color, so some items may appear larger than they actually are in the photos. Additional photos are available for most pieces showing the jewelry held or worn on a models hand to help you get a better idea of the size of the jewelry. Also, all sizes and measurements are listed under the item description. Please remember, your monitor color settings may be different than mine, so colors could possibly appear slightly different. I use very accurate white balance settings to show you the most realistic colors possible.

Returns and Exchanges

I accept returns and exchanges within thirty (30) days of purchase, with the exception of custom or personalized jewelry, which cannot be returned unless damaged.

Please contact me first if you wish to return or exchange an item and I will provide detailed return instructions.

✸ Return postage is the responsibility of the buyer (you).

✸ Refunds will be processed per policy as soon as the item arrives in its original condition.

✸ I am happy to refund your purchase price but I cannot refund shipping charges. Shipping fees are non-refundable.

✸ Exchanges will be processed per policy as soon as the item is returned in original condition within 3-5 business days.