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Christi on Jun 24, 20225 out of 5 stars
These are always beautiful and high quality. This is my third pair of earrings from Marj and they will not be my last.
Jessica on Mar 20, 20225 out of 5 stars
Gorgeous earrings! Marj was excellent with communication and completed/shipped them quickly. These beauties will be my every day earrings for years to come. ❤️
Wendy on Dec 27, 20215 out of 5 stars
The piece is beautiful, unique, perfect size, well made, and literally made to order. My daughter is a rock climber and so I asked the artist for more pointed mountains. She made it that day and got it to us in time for Christmas. It was packaged beautifully and my daughter has worn it everyday since she got it.
Art made from Heart + Head +Hand
Bio and Artist Statement:
West Virginia native Marjory Moses has spent her life working, raising a family, and making art in the hills of her home state. Photographer, painter, and metalsmith, she has award-winning pieces in exhibits, collections, and shops in the Appalachian region and beyond. Regardless of the medium in which she works, her art is always influenced by the woods and water, hills and skies, and her artisan jewelry always shows the hand of the maker at work.
IN her own words:
“Modern. Organic. Metal + Stone.
Elegance and rustic charm meet in the materials and fabrication of my artisan-style jewelry. I use quality components: sterling and fine silver, jeweler's brass, bronze, copper, authentic gemstones and cultured pearls. My processes include traditional metal-smithing: hand-forging, sawing, soldering, sanding, and polishing, hand-crafted patinas, stone setting, wire-wrapping, torch-firing, and kiln enamel.I believe that how it's made matters, and strive for quality in my craftsmanship. I'm drawn to simple geometric elements that I like to wear myself, and I like to create pieces that reflect what I see in nature, just as I do in my visual artwork. I bring the discipline and training of my fine art degree to my design work - striving to make each piece of jewelry a little work of art that you will love wearing every day.”
MoondanceArt Jewelry is made of quality metals, gemstones, and findings from reputable dealers world-wide. Unless noted, earwires are .925 sterling silver or 14K gold-filled. I use recycled metals when possible.; I do not use base metals (like nickel) or plated metals. Stones and pearls will be described as they have been represented to us by my dealers. I am very partial to US mined and cut stones. All components are handcrafted from sheet or wire - unless described otherwise - using traditional metal smithing techniques.
I add care instructions and material with each purchase so that your jewelry will stay looking like new as long as possible.
Created in a smoke-free shop following Covid 19 precautions. Jewelry is clean and unworn when sent to you.
Accepted payment methods
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
I don't accept cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Periodically shipping is free; or the shipping cost of the first item is $4.50 plus $.75 for each additional item shipped within the US.
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I will message you as soon as your order has been shipped with your tracking number.
You can be assured that your purchase will be securely wrapped using a bubble wrap padded mailing envelope or box. Earrings are normally carded in a gift box. Bracelets and necklaces are packaged in cotton-lined gift boxes and tied with ribbon, also ready for gifting.
If you wish to upgrade to priority or other expedited shipping, please contact me about the added charge. Small USPS Priority boxes are currently $9.20.
Additional policies and FAQs
I would love to work on a custom order for you. Many of my pieces are one-of-a kind, but even repeated designs like the mountain pendants, are hand-drawn and made one by one. I can produce jewelry in some birthstones if they are available. Simply convo me to get the process started. Please note that custom work is generally non-refundable. Please allow 8 weeks lead time. No customs jewelry can be made after Dec. 1 and guarantee Christmas delivery.
If your purchase is a gift and it is to be shipped directly to the recipient, please add a note to me during check-out and I will be happy to include a gift card with your message to your recipient and send you the tracking number when the package has shipped.
After your purchase, I may send you an email occasionally about new jewelry or events; but you may easily opt out of receiving any subsequent messages.
Frequently asked questions
Will my jewelry tarnish?
The short answer is "maybe." Sterling silver is 7.5% copper. Copper is the element that interacts with the air and "oxidizes" which we call tarnish. Most of the air we breathe has sulphur in it which also contributes to tarnish. If exposed to the air long enough, most sterling silver and copper will tarnish. Also, some people have a personal body chemistry that causes a tarnishing reaction in metal. To slow the action of oxidation, my silver jewelry is polished then given a coat or two of Renaissance Wax. I include a polishing cloth and detailed wear and care instructions that will tell you how to keep your piece looking like new. Key to this is using a polishing cloth and placing jewelry in a small zip-lock bag after every wearing.