Announcement Hello everyone! Looking for unique sterling silver and rough stone jewellery? Welcome to my shop! Everything is handmade with great love and attention to detail in my jewellery studio in Athens, Greece.
Hello everyone! Looking for unique sterling silver and rough stone jewellery? Welcome to my shop! Everything is handmade with great love and attention to detail in my jewellery studio in Athens, Greece.
Jo Yao on Oct 14, 2016
Lovely and beautiful. Very versatile. Thank you!
EstherJennings on Oct 13, 2016
Excellent work, very nice piece. The ruby has very pretty color.
keena726 on Oct 6, 2016
Love my ring! Marian spent a lot of time designing my order, showing me samples of her work so I could select and visualize the final product. It came out beautifully, with gorgeous silverwork, and she worked really hard on every detail to ensure that it was perfect. The ring came prettily packaged with a really nice note. Also, shipping (to the East Coast of the US) was less than a week. I highly recommend Marian and her jewelry!
Marren Jewelry- How it all started
Always a lover of arts and communication, I “decided” to study Journalism in Athens, Greece and then continued my studies in Sweden. Living in another country for a while proved to be the springboard for a very important mind change towards almost all aspects of my life.
Coming back to Greece at the very beginning of the recession actually completed this mind transformation. Everything that was “in the plan” was being destroyed one after the other.
I was sad to realize how I had lost the valuable things in life and how I forgot so quickly…
Silversmithing was meant to be the light that still guides me through the tunnel. Being able to be a part of the Etsy community helped me regain my self-confidence, bring up one of my real passions, connect with exciting, like-minded souls and most importantly share.
My jewelry is all about that. Sharing what’s in the heart. It’s all about love but also about the blood, the sweat, the tears (sometimes even literally) of both the sender and the recipient. I strongly believe that a certain darkness is needed to see the stars.
I consider my jewellery to be the stars. Sometimes rock and chic, sometimes with references to history and the Great Hellenic Culture, and almost always embedded with a dark romanticism-a glimpse into my soul.
**On the making Process**
I mostly work with sterling silver sheet and raw natural stones. I get enchanted by odd shaped rough gems. Their unique colours, their random shapes, their one of a kind nature.Pretty often, I don't work on designs. I like to leave my imagination guide me. Each gem carries energy. Each gem tells a story. Each gem is often created to match with one and only, unique recipient.
All my pieces are made from scratch by me in my home studio in Athens, Greece. I use traditional silversmithing techniques and tools and I work with patina a lot. I love the tarnishing effect it brings out. Working to create an antiqued look, vintage inspired style in a brand new piece of jewellery is a challenge for me.
I’m deeply connected with every piece I make. I like to think that people who choose to wear my pieces also connect with the energy they carry, right from the start.
That way they also connect with me somehow.
So different people, from distant countries and different backgrounds...and yet so... the same.
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator
Please take a moment to consider my policies prior to buying something that you like.
If you feel you have unanswered questions or would like more clarifications, do feel free to contact me through etsy conversations.
Please note that you agree to all of my shop's policies every time you make an order from my shop.
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Accepted payment methods
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All my items are shipped with care in their own gift boxes and in bubble envelopes for extra safety.
I send all parcels to the addresses stated on Etsy. Please be very careful when providing your shipping address details. If you provided a wrong address/name and the parcel returns back to me I will be able to resend it to you but you will be responsible for the additional shipping cost.
The majority of my items are made to order (or custom made). That means that each item is made especially for you when you order it, unless stated otherwise. I usually need up to 7-15 business days before shipment, in order to make an item for you.
Unfortunately, post offices cannot provide exact and/or guaranteed delivery dates.
For destinations within Europe it takes about 5-7 days for a parcel to reach its recipient while for destinations outside the E.U it takes about 7-20 days.
Please keep in mind that on busy periods such as Christmas, your order may take a little longer to reach you, as post offices get really busy globally.
Shipping upgrades are available for specific countries. If you're interested in expedited shipping, please contact me prior to buying so that I can inform you on the details.
Sometimes international orders may be subjected to additional charges for customs clearance once they reach your country.Please understand that I do not control any of these charges and cannot predict what they may be. Always be aware of your own country's laws around customs as they are the responsibility of the recipient.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you experience any issue with your order or item,I will try my best to work with you on getting the problem fixed .
If you'd like to return or exchange an item that is on its original good condition, please contact me first.
I will only accept parcels that are returned as mail with a tracking number and in their own gift box/pouch that were sent in.As soon as I receive your parcel I will be able to proceed to a refund or exchange. Please note that refunds will be available less the shipping costs.Also, in case of an exchange, you will be responsible for the shipping cost of the new item.
In case you provided me with a wrong ring size or preferred necklace length, please contact me. Most of the times I will be able to do a resizing for you.In that case a small fee might be applied and -again-you will be responsible for all shipping costs and all items have to be sent back to me as registered mail and in their own pouches and gift boxes.
All items are packaged in boxes and in bubble envelopes for extra safety!
However, if, for some reason, your item arrives damaged or faulty contact me immediately on the same day you received it. I will ask you to send the parcel back to me (as mail with a tracking number and in its own pouch/gift box). As soon as it arrives to me, I will proceed to a full refund.
All orders are sent as registered mail so that they can be trackable while in transit. Please understand that I'm not responsible in case of a lost package but I will do my best to get the problem fixed. (file a case for you, proceed to refunds etc).
Additional policies and FAQs
Most of the rings can be made in your own ring size unless stated otherwise. Please always let me know your preferred size during checkout.In general, you might need to consider adding half size up for wider band rings. If you don't know your ring size, I suggest that you get measured by a local jeweller to avoid any mistakes while measuring.Please understand that since I'm not able to have you measured on my own,I will make any rings based on your request during checkout. Correct measuring is your own responsibility.Please make sure that you are ordering the correct size, as there is a fee for a resize. If you have any questions or need additional clarifications concerning sizing, do contact me. I'll be glad to help!
Please note that all my items are being professionally photographed under natural light and are edited with no alterations in their true colours. However, there might be colour differences from monitor to monitor. If you have any doubts on the true colours of the items or if you'd like me to send you additional photos of an item, please contact me prior to buying.
Most of the times I will accept custom orders from you. Please contact me through etsy convos so we can discuss the details.
Payment in the case of a custom order is completed through 2 custom listings ("deposit" and "final") and-depending on the project-I will need about 5-15 days in order to complete the order and have it shipped to you. Photos of the process and of the completed item will be available before shipment.
Please note that custom orders cannot be returned or refunded, that's why I will need your cooperation in order for my work to meet your wish.
Please note that due to the handmade nature of my jewellery I cannot complete big wholesale orders. However, I will be more than happy to send you pieces of my work in case you'd like to sell them in your own shop somewhere in the world.
In that case, prices will be adjusted differently and it might take me a little longer to ship your order as I am the only person in my business !
Do feel free to contact me by e-mail or conversations for further information.
Thank you for your time !