kschifter on Sep 23, 2016
Thank you! I received this necklace today and it is very dainty and beautiful! Definitely will be back👍
cara valente on Sep 22, 2016
Better than expected- have told all my friends about this designer, even guys looking for unique gifts for their gf's. Will be ordering the triangle diamond next!
Starting Trends, Not Following Them
I started making jewelry a few years ago while living in St. Barth's due to my strong desire to create styles that I had never seen before. Actually it started well before I moved to the island, but it was just a little side hobby. One that turned into somewhat of an obsession.
I was spending all my free time (and money) in every bead store in Manhattan in an effort to chase my addiction. As each month passed, I grew deeper into my new found hobby, and any free time I had was spent purging the designs that consumed my head.
Luckily for my friends, my addiction came just in time for the holidays, which we planned on spending in St. Barth's.
During the course of our two week vacation, I met someone, briefly fell in love, and ultimately moved there.
Having left behind the fast-paced life that I was accustomed to while living in NYC, I turned to making jewelry to keep myself active.
After receiving many compliments on my beaded and crystal pieces, I started to gain the confidence that pushed me to take my creativity to the next level. I contacted my friend back home in NYC -- who is one of the biggest diamond distributors in the world -- and collaborated with his team of employees and started designing diamond necklaces. The emerald cut diamond necklace with the hanging back diamond, was my very first necklace that I created. Six months later, my pieces were being sold exclusively to a boutique on the island!
After months of laying out my business plan, I came to realization that in order to grow in the way that I had envisioned, I'd have to move back to New York where I would have access to all of my resources. Ultimately my passion to start a new revolution, in the way that I envisioned diamonds to be worn, finalized my decision to return back NYC.
I use only the finest materials in making my pieces - solid 14k and 18k gold, fine sterling silver and all natural, never enhanced diamonds. I hand select each diamond from two of the most prestigious diamond distributors in NY. Due to my relationship with these suppliers, I'm able to get quality diamonds below market price, which enables me to be very competitive in pricing.
My two signature designs are the gold and emerald cut diamond necklace - a delicate sophisticated piece. My style is often described as understated, but never overlooked - which by the way was not my intent. I created pieces that I wanted to wear and my style organically developed into a collection of delicate jewelry . I also wanted to create pieces of jewelry that I had never seen before and I almost never browse other shops, specifically here on ETSY, as I prefer not to know if someone else is trying to replicate my style.
This past year has been wildly successful for me as my ETSY fans account for only half my customers, and I'm so truly thankful to everyone who undoubtable gives me a reason to keep thinking up new pieces.
I've been tirelessly working on new pieces which will be listed here on ETSY and my website very soon!
To read more about c'estsla and my story, please visit my website about page at http://cestsladesign.com/pages/about-read-more.
Thank you so much for looking and I hope you enjoy my designs!
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Curator, Designer, Maker
C'estsla Jewelry, (pronounced 'say-slah'), founded by Meghan Biernacki in 2013. The pieces are simple, delicate, elegant and each design has an unexpected element which makes this jewelry very unique and much different from the rest.
New York, NY, United States
I've been working with Harry from Prestige since the first day I stepped foot in the diamond district. He's not only the best diamond setter on 47th St, however he's the been in industry over 30 yrs & manages to teach me something new each day.
New York, NY, United States
Slava works alongside Harry, my diamond setter, and solders my jewelry. He's worked with me for many years and at this point knows exactly what I want!
New York, NY, United States
Since I decided to cast my own settings, I bring my designs to DMJ to cast. It's changed my life! Never do I have to wait for another setting to be ordered from a supplier and I custom make all of my settings!
Each day I will try to list something new with promotional sales so keep checking in!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Other Method
-Shipped via USPS 2 - 3 Day Priority or FedEx - Delivery within 7 business days from the date of purchase
***The recipient of an international shipment may be subject to such import taxes, customs duties and fees, which are levied once a shipment reaches the recipient's country. Additional charges for customs clearance must be fulfilled by the recipient; C'ESTSLA has no control over these charges, or predict what they may be. Customs policies vary widely from country to country, therefore we encourage buyers to contact your local customs office for more information. When customs clearance procedures are required, it can cause delays beyond our original delivery estimates***
-Shipped via USPS First class, (standard shipping), arrives in 6-12 days, or USPS International Priority, arrives in 3 -5 business days.
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