poiema1006 on Dec 6, 2014
i have been wearing my ring for a month or so now and it is PERFECT!!!! i love it! it's exactly what i was hoping for and then some! thank you so so so much for making the ring i pictured in my head such a beautiful reality! :-)
In June of 2010, Jemma Rose came into the world 3 1/2 months early and weighing 1lb 15oz. SURPRISE! It was one of those life-changing moments that happen to “other people”. Luckily it happened to us.
Soon after, the idea of "Little Jems" was born.
Jemma gave me the push that I needed to finally start doing something I love. Designing. Creating. And still spending my time at home with her. Bliss.
In the past 6 years Little Jems has evolved and allowed me to be creative and give back to those who were so kind and supportive when we needed it most. Each year Little Jems donates a portion of annual sales to the life-saving Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of the Victoria General Hospital, on beautiful Vancouver Island. They are responsible for giving me my little Jem,and for that I will always be grateful.
If there is one wish I have for Little Jems it is that they be cherished everyday. I make what I believe to be simple, everyday special pieces. I get great satisfaction when people buy Little Jems for no reason other than ... “I think she would love this” or
“I am going to treat myself today”.
Everyone should be lucky enough to have their own little Jem
Leisa ... & Jemma!
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Every Little Jem is designed and handmade by me in my studio in Kelowna, BC, Canada, using recycled Fine Silver, (.999FS) and a nice balance of new and traditional silver-smith techniques. No two pieces will be exactly the same, which hopefully is the reason that you are here.
Current production time on most items is 14 days.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Interac e-Transfer is available to Canadian clients ONLY who have an account with any Canadian financial institution. Most banks charge the sender a $1 fee to use the service. Please contact me or your bank for further information. On checkout, please select "other".
Payment must be made in full prior to shipping. Custom items will not be started until payment is received. This also applies to all rings as they are all made to the size that you provide to me.
I understand that sometimes you need a little time to consider a purchase. If you would like me to reserve an item, please contact me and I am happy to do so for up to 48 hours. After that the item will be re-listed.
All Little Jems will be shipped within 24 hours of completion of the order, with the exception of public holidays. I will automatically ship to the Etsy address provided, so please ensure that it is correct. If you are sending a Little Jem as a gift to a third party, please contact me to confirm the address.
Items will not be shipped until payment has been received.
Whilst shipping times will vary by destination and customs clearance, on average I would allow at least 2 weeks (outside of the holiday season). An upgrade to Xpresspost or Priority is an option, though often at considerable cost. Please contact me if you would like to know your options.
International customers are responsible for any customs or duties imposed by their country. All packages will be marked and valued accurately on customs forms. I appreciate your understanding.
Refunds and Exchanges
Please note that the initial shipping costs are not refundable. You are also responsible for return shipping fees. Items must be received in their original packaging and original condition. Please do not return an item without contacting me first.
Additional policies and FAQs
A portion of annual sales will be happily donated to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of the Victoria General Hospital, BC, Canada. They are responsible for giving me my Little Jem, and for that I will always be thankful.
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In accordance with the Copyright Act all Little Jems designs, content, descriptions and images are protected. The artist has the sole right to produce or reproduce a work or a substantial part of it in any form.