Custom Genuine Gemstone Jewelry ~ Re size,Layaway too.

Delaware, United States · 544 Sales


Custom Genuine Gemstone Jewelry ~ Re size,Layaway too.

Delaware, United States 544 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Exotic, beautiful, genuine gemstones. All hand set, at an affordable price.
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Last updated on Oct 4, 2016

Exotic, beautiful, genuine gemstones. All hand set, at an affordable price.
Delaware Shopping is Tax Free! We specialize in service! We are waiting to serve you. Re sizing is back!!! ஜ ஜ Lay - a - way ஜ ஜ is available too! ஜ ஜ Welcome Fall!!! ஜ ஜ ஜ ஜ

Michael & Angela Carty

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Michael & Angela Carty

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

hclegg1127 on Oct 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Lovely ring, gorgeous. Excellent and very prompt sellers. Ring exactly as shown and exact fit. Wonderful communication. Will buy from the store again. Very happy.


konzagirasol on Oct 7, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This perfect birthstone ring for my sister arrived today; delicate flower design is nice. Thanks to Michael, Angela and especially Doug for resizing this!

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We are a husband and wife team, operating a Collaboration Shop..

There is an art to hand setting gemstones. Michael is the one with the steady hands. He is self taught, having only watched a jewelry repair friend of ours show him once how to set gemstones.

There are many steps involved in the process of gem setting, Michael's way is very carefully.

First, you must start with a calibrated gemstone, if the stone has a deep or full culett, it will probably not fit into a standard setting.

We order our gemstones in parcels. The weight varies from 250 carats, down to 20 carats, and even single gemstones. Problem is we only have a general idea what kind of gemstones we receive. Each gem has to be refracted to determine what each identity is. That's where (Angela) comes into the picture.
We have, (with a lot of practice) self taught ourselves how to refract. Every gemstone has a refractive index.
To explain refraction to you, think of it as a # gauge, for gemstones for example, Rubies and Sapphires refract very high, in the 170 - 176 range and have birefringenge, which means they are doubly refractive.
Garnets also refract in the same # area, only they are singely refractive, with no birefringence. If you put a ruby and a garnet side by side, it's very hard to tell the difference between them. (many of the gemstones thought to be Rubies in the Royal Crown Jewels, turned out to be Garnets)
Moving on, the gemstones have to be weighted and measured, cataloged by description, and stored individually. to prevent chipping.

When we are ready to hand set a jewel in say a ring setting, we always have to have a backup gemstone. Just because a gem is a 10x8 mm oval, doesn't mean it will necessarily fit right into a 10 x 8 mm oval setting.

Tweeking may not be considered a technical term, but that's what basically what has to happen for a gem to fit perfectly into the notched part of the setting. Some settings come pre notched, but most do not.
All those notches have to be hand done. Michael uses a hand file to put his in. There are precision tools to do this, but we feel the old school methods are the best.
Once the gem is set, it must stay perfectly level. One slip of the gem setting tool and your ring is ruined.
Hand prong setting a gem may take up to 2 and 1/2 hours.
Once the stone is set, it still has to pass inspection. Angela is in charge of inspection # 1 and inspection # 2.
# 1 is a 10 power loupe.
# 2 is a 20 power microscope.
The jewelry piece, once inspected for Quality Control, goes back to Michael for buffing and polishing.

Final inspection comes after Angela cleans and dries the piece.
Pictures are next:
Angela is solely in charge of all photography.As I type this all I can say is practice makes perfect.Rarely do I get the right shot in the first 5 pictures. I have re photographed the same ring up to 20 times before getting it just right.

Time to list:

Angela is in charge of anything to do with etsy. To include listing, promoting, setting up paypal, setting up all networking sites, responding to convos, answering questions, packaging and shipping etc.

Last, we have retired jewelry repair person Doug. We use Doug to re size rings to customers requests.

We try to have a large variety of gemstones in our inventory for our customers to choose from. If you want a particular gem please just ask and we will do our very best to make your dream jewelry into a reality.

~~~~Dedication: We have dedicated the "For the love of John" section to our baby brother John who passed away suddenly, for no reason. He simply went to sleep, and never woke up.

We miss him terribly. He was such a big part of our lives. He was so full of life. He was funny, sweet, charming, and handsome. He leaves behind his loving wife, Ann, and our 3 nephews,
Christopher, Reece, and his baby A.J. Johnny, we miss you everyday, you live on in our hearts through all the wonderful customers who purchase and enjoy our genuine gemstone jewelry. Save us a spot in heaven!

John Edward Thornton 6/4/1966 ~ 5/20/2012~~~~~

Shop members
  • Michael & Angela Carty

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Michael Hand Sets All The Gemstones, Angela Does All The Photography And Runs The Etsy Shop

  • Our furry children Pugsley & Pippy

    Michaelangelas Mascots

Shop policies

Last updated on April 11, 2016
Hello! Welcome. Thank you for checking out our policy page. Michaelangelas guarantees all gemstones to be genuine. We use no synthetics or lab created stones. Our philosphy is to hand pick and hand set gemstones in silver or gold castings one piece at a time. All castings are hand notched and gemstones are hand set by Michael.

Thank you, we look forward to serving you soon.
Michael & Angela

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
We are set up to purchase through Direct Checkout, pay pal and all major credit cards. Postal money orders are an acceptable form of payment upon request.

*Due to market changes in the price of gold, sterling silver and genuine gemstones : prices are subject to change without notice.

Thank you,
Michael & Angela
Shipping will be First Class with insurance included. All orders placed before 10:00 am will be shipped the same *day. We do not require payment to be in our account to ship. Orders should arrive in no more than 3 to 7 business days*. Rings will be shipped in black velvet ring boxes, gift wrapped, and ready to give. All other jewelry will come in black velvet jewel boxes, in a padded mailing bag.
Certification cards with all jewelry information for insurance purposes will be included with every jewelry purchase. Every purchase comes with a free bonus genuine gemstone (shop owners choice, no limits. )
* Please note same day shipment is only if no re size is needed.

*Please allow 7 -14 business days when shipping to Canada or out of the country.
*In an extreme case up to a month. Sometimes an order can sit in customs for 2 weeks.

*We are not responsible for custom or duty fee's when shipping out of the country.
**Any customs fees, taxes, tariffs, duties, VAT, etc. that may be incurred at the time of delivery are at the discretion of your country's tax and import regulations. All import fees are the responsibility of the buyer. We have no way of calculating how much these fees would be, should they occur, michaelangelas.etsy.com is in no way responsible for their execution or payment. For any additional information, please refer to your local customs agency.

Due to the recent increases to International Shipping rates we have raised our current *I.S.R. to $15.95 Thank you for your understanding.

*International Shipping Rates

Thank you, we look forward to serving you soon.
Michael & Angela
Refunds and Exchanges
Refunds will be happily given in the form of pay pal/Direct Checkout refund or exchange for any other item the same or like value. Any damaged or lost items during shipment will be the responsibility of the seller. Refunds and exchanges must be within 30 days of original purchase date. Buyer will be reimbursed for return shipping up to $15.95. Refunds will be issued after item is returned. Exceptions will be considered in all reasonable circumstances. We encourage our customers to have our jewelry items appraised for genuineness and quality and we feel 30 days is ample time to do so. *Re sized or altered rings or custom orders may not be returned.

Thank you, we look forward to serving you soon.
Michael & Angela
Additional policies and FAQs
Michaelangelas guarantees all jewelry to be made of only the finest real gemstones. Castings are all hand notched and hand set. Custom jewelry is also available. Wholesale & consignment will absolutely be considered, contact us www.etsy.com/shop/michaelangelas or myredvelvetv [!at] gmail.com
Please allow up to 3 weeks for custom orders to be completed.
A 50% deposit is required.

Thank you, we look forward to serving you soon.

Michael & Angela

*Here at Michaelangelas we take customer service very seriously:

*We respond to all convos immediately during the week. On the weekend responses will be within 24 hours.

*Thank you for your patience.

More information

Last updated on Aug 11, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Sizing details

Resized or custom items are not returnable. However. If you have a problem, please let us know how we can make it right.

Custom and personalized orders

We can usually customize any ring in our shop, however, there are always designs that are ooak's for sale too. In this instance, please refer to the details page to see if an item is resizable. We would love to resize and reset one just for you.

Care instructions

Care instruction are included with every purchase. If you have any problems or concerns please feel free to contact us. We will be happy to help.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Any jewelry item purchased from our shop is automatically gift wrapped for free. Loose gemstones or cabochon pieces or parcels will come packaged in comped drawstring bags and bubblewrapped for a safe arrival. Items over $25.00 are insured for free.

Have a design in mind? Need help pulling it all together? Need it by a certain date? On a budget?

Our team is very friendly and helpful. We take the time to ask you questions to design your perfect custom order. You will receive updates every step of the way.

We usually require 3 weeks to complete a custom order. In many cases we can complete a custom order in 7 - 10 days.

We would require a 50% deposit up front to begin your custom order.

We also offer a lay -a- way plan that will fit into any budget.

Custom and personalized orders

All jewelry purchases come complete with a certification card. This card has all the information to have your jewelry appraised or checked for quality and genuineness.

Lay -a- way plan and putting a deposit down on a custom order or shop item.

We offer a lay-a-way plan. You can put as little as $25.00 down to hold any item in our shop $50.00 or less and $50.00 down on any item $100.00 or more. No added fees. If you change your mind, you get your deposit back. We want you to be 100% satisfied. Here are our lay a way links: